BAE Systems Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, California

Job Description

Ensure the effective application, integration and measurement of manufacturing techniques and resources that successfully accomplish manufacturing processes/activities in support of quality, cost and schedule objectives. Develop and implement cost effective manufacturing methods, testing and flow of material. Acts as liaison between Manufacturing, Engineering and suppliers resolving constraints and insuring cost effective methods, processes, testing and flow of material. Participate as a member of an integrated product team for existing products and new product introduction. Participates in determining and providing an optimum plan of operation, equipment, space requirements, and related facilities for assigned areas. Supports both high volume manufacturing along side of low volume, highly technical and complex electronic assemblies, prototype and process development. Supports the development of new methods, processes, and equipment and applies them to the manufacturing operation. May provide technical support to, and assist in determining the technical and manufacturing capability of vendors. Manages resources and provides status information and feedback to internal customers and managers.

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  • Develops complex work instructions, software, and procedures in support of manufacturing processes

  • Develops training programs and provides manufacturing personnel with training and technical guidance

  • Performs complex methods (and cost) analysis and conducts process measurements

  • Develop new manufacturing processes / tooling, resolve manufacturing constraints including development of labor standards and controls to ensure accurate and consistent measurement of assembly and test performance

  • Review/approves engineering drawings/design changes for producibility and coordinates first article assembly from release through delivery

  • Assist in the resolution of supply chain issues impacting manufacturing as well as supplier feedback, selection and technical assistance

  • Represents manufacturing at design reviews, Configuration Control Board (CCB), make versus buy meetings, and Material Review Board (MRB) meetings

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Minimum of 10 years experience as Manufacturing or Process Engineer in electronics manufacturing, including assembly and test.

  • Solid background in quality systems and electronics assembly and test processes

  • Proven record of analyzing manufacturing / support processes and driving continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify opportunities to improve performance, develop targets and action plans and lead an organization to achieve results

  • Excels at yield analysis, failure analysis (field and in process) leading to root cause, and comes up with corrective actions

  • Proficient in use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, yield analysis and tracking tools, andother manufacturing support systems

  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office products in producing data-driven reports

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively monitor operations with excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills

  • Results driven, analytical, self motivated, detail oriented with ability to logically identify alternate solutions or approaches to complex problems

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience in electronics/semiconductor environment with hands-on experience

  • CMOS and CCD imagers and cameras a plus

  • Medical or Dental product experience a plus

  • Experience in Six Sigma, SPC, Continuous Improvement / Lean Methodologies a plus

  • Proficient in use of Minitab

  • Experience troubleshooting PC Boards issues to component level and/or selection of assembly epoxies a plus

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer


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