Manufacturing Engineer in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
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Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer (ME) is to work with Design Engineering in reviewing Design data and research.  Based on Design requirements communicated through drawings and specifications, the ME plans and prepares manufacturing documentation per Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) practices, including Visual Work Instructions (VWI).  The ME determines equipment, tooling plans and cellular manufacturing concepts for their assigned area of responsibility.  An ME will originate and develop new manufacturing and tooling concepts, provide data to Estimating for quoting customer requests, prepares reports showing areas for improvements, run improvement projects to show results and initiate endeavors in the development of new manufacturing and production techniques.  The ME will apply Lean methods and Six Sigma practices and determine required resources within the production department.  The ME works within production cell(s) as the engineering expert of the team (along with the Quality Engineer, Supervisor and Scheduler). The Manufacturing Engineering Director will define specific responsibilities for each Manufacturing Engineer in accordance with their area of expertise. These responsibilities shall be reviewed at least once annually preferably near/during the performance review period or as organizational changes occur.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily in addition to the following and all other duties as may be assigned:

  • Responsible for and will be the focal point for all technical aspects of assigned project(s) in the following categories:
    • Compliance with customer/product procurement specification
    • Validate that the manufacturing process meets all customer and internal requirements.
    • Product manufacturability
    • Concurrence on planning document releases
    • Advanced Quality Planning (AQP)
    • Tooling requirements
    • Visual Work Instructions (VWI)
    • Meeting cost targets
    • Eliminating waste from the process
  • Creates and maintains “How to Planning”.  Responsible for clear and concise work instructions of detail parts, sub assemblies, and top assemblies.  Adheres to the AQP required documents.
  • Apply operation time standards as required, develop Work Combination Sheets (WCS).
  • Ensure the manufacturability of detail parts, sub assemblies, top assemblies as applicable to the project(s).
  • May be assigned as liaison and provide technical assistance between manufacturing and customer cognizant engineering.
  • May be assigned to work with developing supplier processes and help correct supplier issues.
  • Assist in the initial manufacturing cycle of all new detail parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies. New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • Become familiar with the delivery schedule and adhere to that schedule.  In case of conflict or if additional time is required to complete and validate the tooling and processes associated.  The Manufacturing Engineer shall work with the assigned Contracts Administrator and the Operations Manager for schedule relief/change.
  • Follow-up on the effectiveness of the manufacturing process.
  • Become familiar with the specific manufacturing process of the product and work to identify and implement cost reduction ideas.   May be assigned to special cost reduction initiatives as part of a multi-discipline team.
  • Works on a Production Support Team and partners with the other team members to address manufacturing issues.
  • Performs Root Cause and Preventive Actions to eliminate causes for nonconforming products.
  • Perform, document and validate component, assembly, and/or system processes such as machining, forming, stamping, heat treating, and chemical processing of the following materials:
    • Titanium
    • Inconel
    • Aluminum
    • Stainless Steel
    • 01 and D2 tooling steel
  • Ensure that all engineering changes are implemented.
  • Coordinate the design of tooling as it applies to the process.
  • Develop sound manufacturing processes based upon capabilities.
  • Check production drawing(s) for technical content.
  • Make recommendations and offer credible solutions to product, tooling and processes.
  • Provides data to the quoting process.
  • Perform related work as required.


The ideal candidate will have the following education, work history, knowledge and skills.

Education:  B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering (or another Engineering discipline)

Skills & Experience:

  • 2+ years of engineering experience preferably in an aerospace environment. 
  • Thorough knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.
  • Experience with fast-paced manufacturing environments is preferred.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management.
  • Knowledge of aircraft ECS ducting preferred.
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and aerospace materials preferred.
  • Knowledge of forming, welding, machining and heat treating preferred.
  • Possess basic knowledge of NDT and geometric tolerance
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are mandatory.


*Volt is an equal opportunity employer*


Khadine Lotker

Professional Search Recruiter

Volt Workforce Solutions

2401 N Glassell Street, Orange CA 92865

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