Manufacturing Engineer - Repair Development

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Manufacturing Engineer - Repair Development

El Cajon, California Contract Job ID: 2110136225
Estimated Duration: 3 months



PDS Tech is seeking a Senior Repair Development Engineer/Turbofan Engines in El Cajon, CA 

Job Purpose
Sr. Manufacturing Engineering (ME) in the Engines business line is responsible for delivering manufacturing engineering solutions to the Operations organization. ME’s develop, introduce and sustain these solutions to enable and deliver Zero Defect Manufacturing processes during the serial production phase of the product Life Cycle.  ME’s provide the review, planning and production support necessary to create and maintain manufacturing build documentation that will insure all deliverables are in full conformance with the customer's requirements and the business line engineering, procedures and specification requirements.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for introducing technical improvement initiatives for repair operations related to Aerospace Fan Blade engine components.
  • ME Candidate must be familiar with repairs for straightening titanium fan blades using thermal processes and die forming methodologies.
  • ME Candidate must be familiar with patch repair processes for fan blades which require CNC machining, EB welding, FPI, X-Ray and gage inspection tools.
  • ME candidate must be familiar with general shop safety practices, creating and updating shop travelers, work instructions, operation sheets, tool orders, BOM’s and change management documents.
  • Previous Fan Blade, Fan Disk or Aircraft Engine component repair experience is required.
  • Process implementation of Shot Peen, Thermal Spray (HVOF, Jet Coat), Eddy Current Inspection, Etch/Cleaning of Titanium alloys, Immersion Ultrasonic testing or Robotic Grind/Blend of titanium is preferred.
  • ME candidate should also have previous experience with the following: abrasive blasting, CMM inspection, GTAW welding, GD&T, SAP, RCCA & Lean Six-Sigma.
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. ME’s design these processes with a high degree of process capability utilizing standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite.
  • ME’s deliver measurable, metrics driven results in line with Operational goals.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the organization. 
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing)

Required Qualifications 
  • 3-5 years of experience in Aerospace MRO Manufacturing Engineering role
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Automation integration, programming or implementation of robotic systems for Aerospace applications with working knowledge of SCADA.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices.
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
  • Demonstrated experience with AS-9145 Zero Defect Manufacturing, or equivalent automotive PPAP experience.
  • Experience with New Product / Process introduction (industrialization) & existing production process improvements.
  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical process control (SPC) using Minitab.
  • Strong background with Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel.
PDS Tech is a premier supplier of highly skilled technical personnel to the aerospace and defense industries.  These are long term assignments throughout the United States. Client is accepting resumes now for review.  Please connect with us now for immediate consideration.  Apply to this posting or contact Gus Sanchez at 314-264-3135 or for more information.
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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