Manufacturing Engineer III Propulsion (Adelanto) in Adelanto, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/16/2018

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Manufacturing Engineer - Adelanto, CA

A world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity at our Palmdale flight test facility as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Integration Department.

Under general supervision and with on-going review, this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of routine engineering problems of limited scope. Assignments are for small projects or phase(s) of larger projects(s) and are normally outlined in terms of specific engineering activities. Contributes to the completion of assigned engineering tasks which involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Documents findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff. Contacts are primarily internal within the team. May provide direction to design staff or technicians.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned routine engineering problems.
  • Performs functional testing of equipment and systems by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
  • Obtains and analyzes test data.
  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff. May be required to make technical presentations to project staff.
  • May provide direction to design staff or technicians.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering degree) or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. 
  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • 4+ years of experience with BS degree, 2+ years of experience with Master's degree
  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory. Demonstrates the ability to follow and apply basic engineering knowledge, adapt standard techniques, and utilize the required diagnostics, tools and equipment, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Must be able to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.
  • Able to work extended hours as required.

Desired skills:

  • An EIT (Engineer in Training) certificate
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to adapt quickly to changes
  • Able to Identify issues in manufacturing and provides technical solutions back through non-conformance systems/practices.
  • Experienced with failure investigation and able to perform root cause and corrective action practices.
  • Able to perform Liaison Engineering functions across multiple internal and external support groups, problem investigation/resolution, multi-disciplinary technical guidance and configuration management support.
  • Able to act as a technical support resource for test technicians and or operators.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills to interact with people of varied backgrounds and responsibilities.
  • Familiar with NDI and repairs on composite structures. 

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.