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- Gainesville, Texas
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Associate Manufacturing Engineer job at Zodiac Aerospace in Gainesville TX
Description, duties, responsibilities
Zodiac Seats US a segment of Zodiac Aerospace is one of the worlds top manufacturers of commercial aircraft seats for airlines and major aircraft manufacturers today. Our primary manufacturing facility is located on a half-million-square foot campus in Gainesville Texas (approximately 60 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth). Visit www.zodiacaerospace.com to learn more.
ZODIAC SEATS US - "The airplaine seat asked for by name."
Support manufacturing processes in the complete Product Life-Cycle Management for New Product Development (NPD) Manufacturing Planning and Production Support to develop processes in building tooling and planning all manufacturing processes to support fabrication sub-assembly and installations level components for commercial aircraft seats. This is a high-level summary for career progression time-line education and individual and supervisory pathing within the Manufacturing Engineering organization. Career planning can will be functional in NPD Planning and Production Support for NPD and Project M.E.’s promotion considerations are managed by the supervisor.
Support of Design for Manufacturability and participation in lean improvement activities are required. Works closely with Engineering Quality Tooling and Operations Program Management and shop personnel to resolve issues increase productivity and eliminate ergonomic problems and waste.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
New Product Development (Phase Gate 1-5) : Completes early design manufacturability concept analysis for manufacturability build methodology value trade studies advanced MBOM’s tooling concepts planning for details subs and installation work instructions for production validation and readiness to include ergonomics cycle time cost and weight efficiencies. Development of program play books for build schedules tooling processes support DFM reviews new technology symposiums and advanced technologies as required. Drive a Continuous Improvement culture for DFM to protect product quality in cost weight and cycle reductions. Lead Phase gate 3 design tooling and process walks to engage the shop in the “Voice of the Customer” process.
Project Planning (Phase Gate 4-6) : NPD or Manufacturing Planning. Review and plan initial release and revision changes for engineering design pre-rlsd and release drawings and parts lists for all detail’s sub-assemblies and installation level planning. Write TWO’s create part masters structure MBOM’s and compare to EBOM’s for mis-compares. Plan with a 95% MBOM structure accuracy. Review part status for “Active Inactive and Obsolesence” coordinate with Configuration Manage Engineering and PC&L on inventory for Work Breakdown Structure and disposition. Develop and execute modification coordination planning for late changes engage the IPT for late EC incorporation decisions to set serial and create short/long term planning cut-in to meet customers’ expectations.
Production Support (Phase Gate 5>) : Fabrication or Assembly. Support daily production build process to meet production demands by minimizing disruptions with MRR and Scrap analysis closed loop RCCA for design process and SCM feeder streams. Look for process inefficiencies’ to make the process and products better with tooling sequencing and design efficiencies. Initiate DCN’s to engineering write ARR’s for re-work and initiate RCCA with internal and external suppliers design and mfg planning for functional support. Coordinate upcoming ECR changes to the SLF programs. Quickly recognize abnormal process thru “sight sound ergonomics and process walks”.
Knowledge and Skills:
1. Fundamental to advanced knowledge of production methods process capabilities tooling processes and good manufacturing processes.
2. Must be capable of preparing well-written reports and presentations.
3. Knowledge of manufacturing and related operations with; detailed knowledge of product design engineering (design certification and M+P) tool design fabrication and use ergonomics and EHS support equipment and fabrication equipment and use of a QMS.
4. Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing principles preferred continuation training will be supplied.
5. Strong knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and Operating Systems
6. Able to lead teams towards defined objectives with on time execution to program objectives.
7. Able to work collaboratively with cross functional teams and engage in healthy debate.
Education and/or Experience:
1. B.S degree in a related technical field (eg: Industrial Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer/Technology Aeronautics Engineer or Electrical Engineer) or an Associate degree with 6 years related experience or 12 years of job related experience
2. .Additionally one to three years of manufacturing experience preferred.
3. Six Sigma or Lean certification preferred.
4. Catia V.5 or > design modeling a plus.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race color religion sex pregnancy age national origin disability military or veteran status citizenship status genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal state and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.
Zodiac Aerospace Company Overview
You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. We design and manufacture products for your comfort and your safety. Our inventions are everywhere: economy, business and first class seats, food & beverage trolleys, oxygen masks, evacuation slides, inflight entertainment systems, VIP interiors, avionics systems (electrical, fuel etc.) and so much more! By joining us, you become part of a world leader in aviation, and provide the travelers of the world with an award winning and safe environment. At Zodiac Aerospace, you will have the opportunity to contribute your talents within a market leader who is constantly evolving toward operational excellence. Whether you work in Asia, Africa, the Americas or Europe, you will find Zodiac Aerospace embodies respect, humility, realism and an entrepreneurship spirit. These values shapes our culture and guide all our actions and decisions. Are you someone who thrives on pioneering change and making a difference? Then be part of the change and join us. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Zodiac Aerospace, SHARE THE ADVENTURE & SHAPE THE FUTURE.