Manufacturing/Design Engineer-Contract to Hire-Wichita, KS

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead comprehensive Design for Manufacturing/Design for Service activities from initiation through R&D implementation of recommended design changes
  • Development of strategic manufacturing processes in support of new product introductions
  • Development of manufacturing process capacity models
  • Participate in and/or lead technical teams as required
  • Define, specify, and communicate expectations for quality outcomes through the creation of standardized quality specifications and work instructions
  • Research, evaluate, justify, and recommend capital equipment for manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes for product hardware of above average complexity and work with both internal and external 3rd party partners to define, plan, and implement product and process improvements
  • Evaluate Product Quality data (Annual Failure Rate, Initial Delivery Error, Manufacturing Yield, etc.) to identify opportunities for improved product quality and cost reduction
  • Conduct failure analysis activities that identify the failure at the component level, design a data-driven plan to address the failure, and drive implementation of the necessary corrective actions
  • Use Design of Experiments, 8-D, Kaizen, and other formal failure analysis techniques
  • Assist in identification and qualification of new mechanical component suppliers
  • Evaluate existing mechanical components (including fabricated metals, plastics, and printed circuit boards) for cost reduction, assurance of supply, and quality improvement opportunities
  • This position may require up to 15% domestic and international travel

Qualifications for Sustaining Engineer, Mechanical

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Material Sciences Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in a technology driven industry; low-volume/high-mix/high complexity product experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross functional teams and external 3rd party partners
  • Experience driving product and process cost reduction activities
  • Experience performing failure analysis of complex systems and components
  • Proficiency with Creo and/or SolidWorks preferred
  • Ability to prepare and conduct effective presentations
  • Internal and contract manufacturing support experience
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated track record of delivering results in a dynamic technical environment

Pay Range-40-55/hr.

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