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Manufacturing Engineer

at Paradigm Precision

Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Reference #: 3271
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Title:Manufacturing Engineer
Country:United States

Paradigm Precision specializes in the manufacturing of complex fabrication and precision machined components for gas turbine engines. We serve customers around the world in commercial and military aviation, power generation, the marine industry, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles.


The Manufacturing Engineer under the direction of the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer implements manufacturing methods/processes to improve efficiency during the product development phase and the transition into the production phase. Assists in maximizing product process efficiency by analyzing the layout of equipment, workflow and manufacturing methods/processes.


  • Assure/verify compliance of manufacturing methods/processes with approved methods/processes and quality requirements/standards as defined on drawings, customer specifications and customer contracts/purchase order requirements as directed by the assigned Project Engineer.
  • Review and approve calibration results for tools and gauges used to manufacture all parts for assigned manufacturing processes.
  • Oversee the incorporation and maintenance of customer issued drawing and all other process changes, which may include Engineering Change Notices (ECN's), into the systems and assigned processes.
  • Responsible for the oversight and sign-off of product repairs, reworks and Nonconforming Material Report (NMR) disposition and root cause validation.
  • Perform the disposition of pre-SCAR (Supplier Corrective Action Request) and SCAR non-conformances and take appropriate actions to support all respective vendors, to include site visits as required by our Purchasing department.
  • Oversee the collection and submittal of key characteristic data, along with required preparation efforts for recurring product audits for assigned manufacturing processes.
  • Interact with other related disciplines within the facility to develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods.
  • Participate in Product Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) meetings and provide assistance as required by the assigned Process Administrators.
  • Monitor First Time Yield (FTY) data and report data trends to assigned Project Engineer.
  • Perform process validations (including standard hour verification) on assigned processes through a hands-on review by witnessing the performance of operations and discussions with all involved shop personnel, Manufacturing Process Control (MPC) personnel and other Engineering personnel as directed by the assigned Project or Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Extract from our system, organize and draft information pertaining to first article submittals as necessary to support the Quality/Engineering Administrator.
  • Monitor and verify tasks for assigned manufacturing processes are completed according to published milestone plans.
  • Follow up to ensure CNC and CMM program approvals are completed, as applicable, for all assigned manufacturing processes.
  • Perform duties/responsibilities related to this position as assigned by the Engineering Manager.
  • Recommend safety & ergonomic improvements in our material handling devices, manufacturing tools, and workstations to accommodate best practices for shop floor personnel.
  • Responsible to support Phase 3 and Phase 4 tasks of NPI process for assigned manufacturing processes.
  • Perform all assigned Workstation Audits in accordance with the published schedules.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


The job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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.


  • A BS in Engineering, Manufacturing, Engineering Technology or similar technical degree is preferred. However, direct relevant experience with required technical skills with or without and Associates Degree will be taken into consideration.
  • Must have working knowledge of the CAD/CAM system use, shop mathematics, sheet metal fabrication, machining, welding, inspection methods, and special processes including plasma coatings, laser drilling, and airflow measurement. Must be proficient using Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Resourceful.
  • Ability of mentoring employees.
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees of all levels in the organization
  • Other duties may be assigned


The 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 moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil based or water soluble lubricants and cleaning solutions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually nominal.


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 and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervision.

Paradigm Precision is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.

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