Composite Manufacturing Engineer

Decatur, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Manufacturing Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Manufacturing Engineer to join our SLS Universal Stage Adapter Assembly, Integration and Test team in Decatur, AL. This role is for a 100% on site hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.

Provide manufacturing engineering for production of composite structures, with a focus on drilling, routing, bonding, and assembly processes. Stay current on the latest technology for composite machining, bonding, and assembly processes and implement new technology as appropriate into the manufacturing process. Responsible for developing tooling concepts required for manufacturing and for coordinating with the tooling team on design and fabrication. Creation of work instructions and work orders for the production processes/assemblies within the scope of the role. Responsible for providing manufacturing engineering oversight and input during the fabrication and assembly process. Provide technical expertise into the design of the components and assemblies to maximize first time quality level and minimize cost. Responsible for the production layout of the process in the facility, analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout. Responsible to develop error-proofing techniques to minimize risk and assure build quality. Provide support to root cause manufacturing issues in development and production. Provide the specification, evaluation and implementation of new capital equipment for the production processes. Evaluate alternative manufacturing and assembly processes to improve quality and cost.

Basic Qualifications

  • Engineering degree in aerospace, mechanical or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Experience with new part introduction and creating manufacturing processes for composite structures, including trimming, drilling, structural bonding, and assembly processes.
  • Demonstrated experience developing new hardware and new program startup operations Considerable knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing and its application to low volume production program.
  • Experience with training technicians and others in the correct build techniques for composites.
  • Familiar with the use of process failure modes analysis techniques to reduce risk to the manufacturing process.
  • Creative problem solver; able to work in multi-disciplinary teams Excellent interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills Formal GD&T training Experience working in an R&D environment.

This is a full-time/on-site position in Decatur, AL.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with Costpoint, Solumina, or SAP is desired.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Job Number:
01.24.03-2022-17
Closing Date:
12/02/2022

COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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