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PDS Tech Inc Manufacturing Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

PDS Tech is currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer with Electrical Experience to work in Huntsville, AL!

The position will be responsible for creating and the continuous improvement of manufacturing

processes related to 5-axis machined parts, welding and fabrication, and assembly. The candidate

will provide technical expertise within a team to develop and implement those processes that

meet engineering requirements for complex aerospace and defense hardware, both prototypes

and production, in a variety of materials including Inconel, Titanium, Aluminum, and

composites. This position will be required to take ownership of the manufacturing processing for

programs from conception to completion.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineering with experience in wire harnesses and cable assemblies.

  • Proficient with 3D CAD/CAM software including modeling, ASSY, BOM, drawing

  • creation

  • Work with programmers and machinists to develop process flow to develop work

  • packages and solve development solutions

  • Work with welders and welding engineers to develop process flow to develop work

  • packages and solve development solutions

  • Creates manufacturing models and drawing packages for manufacture

  • Create detailed work instructions, mfg. sketches, and other shop floor documentation

  • Work with vendors to determine product specifications

  • Understanding of model based definition and GD&T as well as customer specifications

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems, using a data driven approach

  • Reviews preliminary product designs. Assists in making recommendations to reduce

  • costs and improve manufacturability and quality on new or existing parts

  • Provide shop-floor support as necessary to resolve technical and manufacturing issues

  • Work with the Estimating team, provide production times & related costing when quoting

  • new work

  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate nonconformances

  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as coworkers

  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives

  • Analyze and evaluate manufacturing methods and standards problems providing

  • solutions that positively affect cost, operator safety, productivity and quality

  • Identify areas of unnecessary cost and research documented methods and procedures for

  • cost reductions

  • Assist the manufacturing team with the development, justification, and execution of long range plans to meet corporate objectives.

  • Product Launch Activities

  • Plant Layouts

  • Engineer Change Control Activities

  • Assist in developing fabrication and assembly fixtures

  • Assist in developing project set-up and changeover procedures

  • Recognize current production problems, issues and address in planning updates

  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science, or

  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering (or related field)

  • Or AS Degree in Engineering / Manufacturing field and 10 years of manufacturing /machining / modeling design experience

  • Ability to create, read, and interpret drawing with GD&T

  • Works independently with minimal supervisory direction

  • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills

  • Positive attitude with a focus on solving problems in a team atmosphere

  • Proficiency with PC’s (Microsoft Office) and CAD software

  • Perform edits to BOMs and Routings in an ERP/MRP system

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and mechanic skills

  • Familiarity with ISO9000 and AS9100 industry standards, and common military

  • specifications

  • Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications:

  • Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • BS Degree and 5 years’ experience in manufacturing and machining, preferably in

  • Aerospace or Defense environment

  • Significant SolidWorks, CREO, CATIA experience

  • Surfcam and/or CATIA CAM experience and Vericut simulation experience

  • CostPoint ERP/MRP experience

  • Lean Manufacturing Principles and Application

  • Tooling and Fixture Design

  • Certified GD&T knowledge

  • Military and Aerospace assembly techniques

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.