Program Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Engineer is a multi-functional position combining elements of aerospace part manufacturing and manufacturing support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement

  • Performs a variety of complex tasks relying on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish the job. These tasks encompass the full life of a program. The Program Engineer is involved from early customer contact through program completion. Involvement includes all phases of program planning, development, manufacturing, testing, qualification, and initial logistic support. Some programs involve multiple units and can extend over many years.
  • Support manufacturing operations throughout the project’s lifetime, including new product introduction (NPI), tooling design, new manufacturing equipment selection and installation, failure investigation, design of experiments, process improvement, and cost reduction.
  • Monitors technical performance of assigned programs. Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.
  • Exhibit and practice professional and courteous behavior while interacting with both internal and external customers.
  • Able to adhere to a work schedule including prompt and regular attendance. 
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Demonstrate success in all functional areas within a fast-paced, technically focused manufacturing growth environment is essential. Must be hands-on capable and able to implement tactics to drive Company initiatives in a time sensitive manner.
  • Must be results-oriented and demonstrate strategic thinking, innovation, flexibility in dealing with changing and ambiguous situations.
  • Proficiency in composites manufacturing methods. 
  • Demonstrate outstanding organizational competency, communication skills, and a rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate business skills and lead multiple projects.  Thorough knowledge of industry practices and the marketplace associated with fielded product or service.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Sciences preferred.

Experience: Engineering experience supporting a manufacturing organization is required. Hands-on experience with composites manufacturing, including the following equipment and processes, is preferred:

            1. Filament winding of composite tow-preg

            2. Hand layup

            3. Autoclave and platen press cure of composites

            4. Honeycomb core machining

            5. Ultrasonic non-destructive inspection of composite assemblies

            6. 5-axis CNC machining

            7. Adhesive bonding and assembly methods

            8. Fabrication of composite helicopter rotor blades

Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Other Requirements: Specialized knowledge of composite manufacturing processes is preferred.  Familiarity with aerospace standards (AS9100, NADCAP) is preferred.  Specialized knowledge of aerospace (commercial and military) contracting and procurement requirements and understanding of financial and labor cost systems and production processes. Occasional business travel, with the ability for short notice and extended travel may be required.

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