Senior Process Engineers are primarily responsible for the development of textiles, preforms, and/or complete component materials and processes for aerospace structures, from design concepts to production-ready maturity. They will utilize AEC’s new product introduction process to plan, organize, execute, and supporting independent and team projects for the achievement of all customer technical requirements and goals. Senior Process Engineers are also responsible for sustaining existing production programs, supporting strategic company initiatives, and providing key technical expertise to the organization.
Develop textile, preform or composite materials and manufacturing processes to meet all customer requirements in a fully documented, production-ready process. Select materials and consumables, create and maintain BOMs. Identify Key Product and Process Requirements (KPC’s), manage control and assure compliance of them throughout product value chain.
Design, qualify, and implement tools, fixtures and equipment as required to develop these textiles, preforms, or composite parts and produce conforming product.
Work closely with program team to ensure achievement of key technical customer requirements within program schedule and budget; ensure specific resources are identified and provided as needed (tooling, equipment, materials, etc.). Support project team meetings and activities related to engineering/technical elements of program. Provide guidance and support for other process engineering resources on program team.
Lead process improvement activities focused on reducing cost and/or improving quality on current and near term production programs. Provide configuration board authority for engineering, including change definition, qualification and approval, material review, defect or process failure investigation, root cause and corrective action.
Define criteria for production readiness, and qualify developed processes, procedures and tooling/fixtures in support of transition to production. Ensure compliance to Quality System
Procedures, and ensure supplier performance meets requirements.
Identify opportunities to improve the manufacturing process, assess the costs/benefits of the improvements, and effectively communicate, obtain approval as required, and implement those changes.
Provide engineering/technical project updates and communications as needed by internal and external customers.
Provide mentoring and technical leadership to the engineering organization in relevant areas of expertise. Identify and support implementation of organizational process improvement initiatives.
Support new business development efforts by preparing proposals and supporting quotation.
Revise quotations through the life cycle of a project to ensure that the organization is compensated for work associated with changes in the scope of the program.
Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. is an AA/EEO/M/F/V/D employer.
BS Engineering degree, ME/AE/CE/IE preferred; equivalent experience may be considered.
5+ years experience in composite or textile manufacturing, aerospace preferred.
Experience in the design and development of fully mature, high volume and low defect production processes for manufacture of some or all of the following composite structure materials and processes:
Complex textile weaving, dry preform fabrication and forming, dry fiber placement, RTM, VARTM, prepreg layup, core processing and sandwich constructions, autoclave and out-of-autoclave processing, press molding, compression molding, bonding, machining, finishing, and assembly.
Tooling/fixture design and best practices for above materials and processes
Experience with new product introduction or product design and development process, engineering change process, material review process, document control, and quality control systems, preferably in aerospace.
Experience with manufacturing process control methods and tools, such as root cause analysis, SPC, and manufacturing process qualification.
Familiarity with MRP/planning methodologies (SAP, Oracle, etc.) preferred.
Practical knowledge of lean tools such as 5S, Visual Factory, value stream mapping considered a plus.
Team and people skills, including interpersonal skills that are required to provide technical leadership and mentoring, communicate effectively across all levels of the company, and build consensus on the project team.
Proficiency with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and inspection methods preferred.
Experience using CAD/CAM software (Solid Works, UG, CATIA or equivalent) preferred.
MSOffice proficient: Excellent written and oral communication.
Proven problem definition and solving skills in teamwork setting.
Willingness to perform hands-on work in dynamic work setting.
Strong decision-making, action-oriented and results-driven with strong customer focus.
Good planning and organizational skills with ability to self-direct and balance work in alignment with program and project priorities.
Attention to detail.
Rochester, NH US
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