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Manufacturing Engineer

Summary

Supports Printed Circuit Board assembly (PCBA) manufacturing through the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of manufacturing processes and supporting documentation and equipment. Acts as a liaison to resolve manufacturing issues between Business Development, customers and suppliers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support product realization activities by defining the production process including:
    • establishing optimal line configurations,
    • defining equipment and process parameters
    • specifying all required tooling such as stencils, wave/reflow pallets, assembly fixtures, and prep dies
    • Reviews capacity models and takes actions to improve efficiency
    • Programming, maintenance, and repair of all equipment
    • Process creation and implementation
  • Identify opportunities to prevent manufacturing difficulties and potential quality issues
  • Implement changes to continuously improve quality, process yields, and efficiencies
  • Support and guide team members in the development of documentation required to support the production process (ex. Process flows, PFMEA, IQ, OQ and PQ)
  • Develop, review and improve product documentation
  • Review and analyze key metrics
  • Drive corrective actions in response to product quality issues or process failures
  • Coordinate with customers, suppliers and internal staff to resolve manufacturing-related issues
  • Support new product quoting process by :
    • reviewing customer-supplied data,
    • creating assumptions related to establishing a production process and estimating product run rates
    • using analytical methods and Design For Assembly (DFA) techniques
  • Assess actual performance to quoted rates and take action to minimize gaps
  • Support identification and selection of equipment
  • Conduct capital investment planning and make recommendations
  • Startup of all new processes to be handed off to production

 

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical Industrial, or Electronics Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 2-5 years relevant experience required including knowledge of Printed Circuit Board assembly (PCBA), surface mount technology assembly processes, methods, and equipment and/or high-level assembly experience
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and their application to a manufacturing process
  • Knowledge of quoting / DFM processes, process design, tooling design, or equipment programming strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of IPC-610 /620 Standards, and other industry QMS/EMS standards
  • Demonstrated experience creating process documentation (e.g. PFMEAs, Process Flows, Visual Aids)
  • Knowledge of quality theory and practices required, including PFMEA, Control Plans and Charts, etc., and process documentation required
  • Strong analytical, interpretive, and problem-solving skills required
  • Experience in productivity improvement required
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Prior experience with the following equipment: Assembleon pick and place, Vitronics Ovens, Dek screen printer, Electrovert Wave, Universal VCD, PVA, and Asymtek coating a plus

 

Salary : $70,000 – $90,000

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