Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Reports To: Director of Operations
We provide advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.
B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. We are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions that are proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since our origin in 1974, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services, and support to our customers. B.E. Meyers & Co. is a privately-owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.
SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with all functional groups to develop robust, cost effective manufacturing and assembly processes and related documentation for use throughout the manufacturing facility. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for complete process ownership of assigned manufacturing or assembly area and provides an appropriate level of floor support, interfacing with other functional groups as required, reviewing processing issues and resolving with sound, and lasting, corrective actions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Participates in manufacturability teams to review product design with respect to the most optimized, efficient, and cost-effective manufacturing methods.
- Designs, develops, and implements methods, policies, and procedures for processing and manufacturing customer products to customer standards, specifications and requirements.
- Reviews supporting manufacturing documentation to ensure it contains necessary criteria and provisions to permit effective production of product.
- Collects and analyzes data and recommends corrective actions for procedural, product, process, or design deficiencies.
- Works with engineering and other corporate personnel on all issues related to product design and quality.
- Works with the manufacturing personnel to ensure effective manufacturing and inspection procedures and processes are implemented and maintained.
- Assists workers in resolving technical problems.
- Confers with technical personnel and department supervisors to report assembly or unresolved problems.
- Specifies equipment necessary to manufacture and processes product in compliance with customer specified requirements.
- Interprets and explains work instructions, specifications, and use of manufacturing equipment and tools.
- Develops and implements new manufacturing techniques as business requirements dictate.
- Creates new and correct/modify/rewrite existing product details.
- Performs industrial engineering tasks, as required, such as work center / cell development and layout to improve product workflow and decrease lead time / cost / standard times.
- Conducts special studies and evaluations aimed at developing new technologies to reduce cost / lead time, and improve quality /product flow, culminating in the ability to prepare, or assist in preparing, capital justification and implementation documentation.
- Specifies supplies, materials, and equipment to support manufacturing processes.
- Participate in “make / buy” decision process to determine the most cost-effective manner in which to manufacture hardware, supporting Purchasing (and ultimately sub contracted vendors) required in fabrication of our components.
- Prepares component and assembly cost estimates to support financial decisions required to evaluate new business opportunities.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Must love guns!
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
BS Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering and minimum 3 to 5 years related experience or combination of education and experience, preferably in a electronics instrumentation assembly and test environment, examples of which are below:
- Experience with an emphasis on product design, including designing for manufacture and assembly.
- Experience with Opto-electronic mechanical design.
- Experience with high-volume manufacturing methods.
- Experience with adherence to MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-882D.
- Experienced in New Product Introduction methodology.
- Experienced in Design for Manufacture and assembly methodology.
- Experience in design for NC machining.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.
- Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
- (Solidworks, Catia, ProE, Solid Edge or Unigraphics etc.)
- PDM such as Enterprise
- Statistical Software (i.e. Minitab)
- ERP and related systems (i.e. Unipoint QA Software)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job are close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in a manufacturing environment.
This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
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B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer