QuEST Global Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Space Systems in Windsor, Connecticut
Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Space Systems
If you wish to be part of a manufacturing team that is diverse and ever changing; Quest – Global may be the place for you. We are a world class provider of engineering services partnering with world class manufacturers in pursuit of business growth and leadership. If you like to work in a fast paced, demanding and challenging culture we can offer personal and professional growth only limited by your willingness to explore the next opportunity.
Who is QuEST?
Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.
We are building a new team, designed to provide crucial solutions to our customer’s space systems business unit. This team will consist of experienced manufacturing engineers, with strong mechanical/electrical backgrounds. These engineers will support existing legacy programs like the International Space Station, as well as new programs like Orion. This initiative will comprise a portion of the manufacturing engineering department, and will represent an exciting opportunity area.
We need an experienced manufacturing engineer to launch this initiative with a new customer. Initial assignment will entail utilizing your expertise to ensure the rapid and successful production of space hardware. The scope of the role is broad. The candidate will likely participate in machining, assembly, and special process decisions.
We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call intrapreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to swim, you have much opportunity. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.
The individual is expected to interface with internal and external customers and / or suppliers with the ability to discuss technical issues and present visionary manufacturing opportunities.
Must be comfortable working with design engineering to develop CAD models and finish, casting, and sequence drawings.
Develop, produce and modify process plans and assembly sheets including tolerance stack ups as required.
Production troubleshooting (cause & effect)
Cutting tool selection with feeds, speeds, and cost of cut analysis
Readily recognizes and makes recommendations for productivity improvements to reduce cycle time and improve production performance.
Creates presentations based on process data and results to show opportunities for production improvements and cost savings
We are excited to talk to you if:
10-15 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer
Demonstrated hands on manufacturing / shop floor experience
Proficient knowledge of Creo 3.0 and Windchill
Thorough knowledge of production fabrication and assembly
You have solid knowledge of machining principles & methods including conventional, non-conventional and CNC applications
Proven ability to initiate and execute changes to mature processes
Work well across borders and in a team oriented environment.
You have the desire and ability to mentor others
Like to work in a fast paced environment and enjoy working with dynamic teams with diverse experiences.
Knowledge of metallurgical conditions and special process interactions
A developed skill for determining part holding and fixturing methods
Deep understanding of manufacturing process methods & techniques
Possesses solid problem solving and data analysis tools
Knowledge of GD&T and can integrate into a process and quality plan
Intimate knowledge of B/P reading and interpretation.
Must have intimate Lean Manufacturing knowledge: Including Value Stream Mapping, 6S, Six-sigma tools, Cell Theory, Supply Chain, Kanban, FMEA & RCA
Location: Windsor, CT
Travel: up to 20%
Compensation type: Salaried / Exempt
Reports to: Team Lead
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