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Sr Manufacturing Engineer - Automation - Military Flight Controls Division

Location: IRVINE, CA, United States
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Nov 30, 2022
Job ID: 37443

Job Description
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Military Flight Controls Division

Supporting aircraft worldwide, Parker Aerospace’s Military Flight Controls Division (MFCD) provides primary and secondary flight control systems that make flight possible. Tested, proven and trusted in commercial and military applications for decades, MFCD provides precise position-control actuation solutions for military aircraft across the United States and with foreign partners. The division’s JetPipe® electrohydraulic servovalve (EHSV) technology is used across commercial and military aircraft around the world. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Military Flight Controls Division is the global leader in fly-by-wire flight control systems and electrohydraulic products and offers the world's most advanced motor design capabilities for flight controls.

POSITION SUMMARY

Drives towards Factory of the Future, with automation and manufacturing efficiency paramount.  Produces requirements and business cases for new/replacement equipment.  Specs out new equipment and sources appropriate vendors, drives to cost effective quotes.  Works with equipment vendors on customization if required, tooling, fixtures, etc.  Plans and ensures smooth factory implementation and work transfer.

Ensures maximum cost effectiveness and the reliability of manufacturing processes and workflow.  Ensures products and processes meet customer quality requirements.  Provides producibility input and manufacturing plans for product design or modification.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluates complex manufacturing processes by conducting process analysis, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, conferring with suppliers, and soliciting observations from operators/production technicians.
  • Develops complex manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; and conferring with equipment suppliers. Prepares written and graphical work instructions to communicate manufacturing requirements to production personnel.
  • Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical or high-impact areas of production. May lead special projects for a variety of products and processes.
  • Frequent formal and informal customer and/or vendor interface to present program status, including analysis of product failure, probable cause, and corrective plan.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, equipment layout and establishing and implementing "design for manufacture and assembly" plans. Assures process control and reliability for broad areas of manufacturing that may include supplier base as appropriate.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to confirm and validate manufacturing process requirements. Determines root cause of failures using statistical methods (e.g. design of experiment, statistical process control) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Recommends and implements changes to manufacturing processes by analyzing production, labor standards, and material costs, reviewing production schedules, and estimating future requirements. Performs program reviews of technical issues at supplier base or assist suppliers to initiate continuous improvement processes.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, establishing industry networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and/or participating in professional associations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements (e.g. environmental, building code, safety, etc.) by studying existing and new legislation, ensuring adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes, substantiates, and proposes changes in methods and materials with cost and quality impact.
  • May provide leadership to others in department. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees.
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional (e.g. quality, design, or test engineering) or project team responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Manufacturing Engineering or related engineering field. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six years or more of increasingly responsible related experience. Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) or Mechanical Engineering (ASME) certification desired.  
  • Automation and large manufacturing equipment (grind, hone, etc.) experience strongly desired.
  • Core product experience (Servo, Cylinders, Manifolds, Pistons, etc.) experience strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of flight safety part requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing and production engineering theories, principles, practices, techniques and concepts and broad knowledge of other related engineering areas and general business operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of aerospace or similar industry products and ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques.
  • May require thorough knowledge of process analysis review and statistical process control. General knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to manufacturing plants.
  • Ability to use standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools.
  • Ability to work effectively with CAD/CAM systems or other computer-aided manufacturing systems.
  • Ability to apply drafting and related machining systems to make recommendations for improved productivity.
  • Ability to work on a variety of technical problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs; solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways and evaluate alternative solutions that may require coordination across multiple teams.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives to complete projects.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering drawings, technical policies and recommend changes to procedures; effectively communicate and present information to team members, team leaders, and top management; respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

This role is subject to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which requires the incumbent to be either a US citizen, lawful permanent resident [“green card” holders], or have refugee or asylee status).

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements.

(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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