Composites Manufacturing Engineer

AIM Aerospace, Inc.

Orange City, IA

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An exciting aerospace career awaits you in our manufacturing facility in Orange City, Iowa. Apply to join the SEKISUI Aerospace team today!

Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the development and improvement of composite part fabrication processes, methods, and tooling.  Position may include design of tools, shop floor manufacturing support, process development and introduction of new products.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions, including how an individual is to perform them and the frequency with which the tasks are performed; the tasks must be part of the job function and truly necessary or required to perform the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Duties

  • Development of tools, processes, machines and equipment to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality product with the optimum expenditure of capital.
  • Shop floor support
  • Responsible for applying and establishing statistical methods, which control the process and maximize productivity.
  • Work Instructions/BOM creation

Required Qualifications

  • Detailed understanding of GD&T.
  • Experience in Work Instruction creation.
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; able to prepare technical documents to be sent to customers.
  • Composite part fabrication experience.
  • Implementation of continuous improvements by the use of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen methods.
  • Reviewing drawings, models, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and activities.
  • Establishment of sequences of operations to fabricate and assemble composite products that promote efficient utilization of equipment and labor.
  • Implementing and improving new manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with composite process and specifications of thermoset and/or thermoplastic parts and structures.
  • Experience in establishing qualification plans, in order to qualify processes and equipment to the customer specifications.
  • Capable of designing or defining the requirements for the development of equipment, robotics, Lay-up molds, Vacuum Holding Fixtures, Shop Aids, Positioning fixtures, Go-No-Go inspection tools required for the manufacturing of new products.
  • Capable of performing safety, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), Process Capability and Total Product Maintenance (TPM) for new and existing equipment.
  • Understanding basic industrial engineering practices, such as, time studies, statistical analysis, ergonomic impacts, and value engineering principals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ply shape flat pattern development.
  • Tool Design experience.
  • Knowledge of Boeing and Airbus process and specifications.
  • Familiar with composite autoclave or oven curing cycles, thermal profiles, recipes, thermal effects, thermal expansion, wrinkles and tooling spring back effects.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Experience

Five to Seven years of aerospace engineering preferred.

Computer Skills

  • Experience with Catia V5, Inventor, Solid Works, or other 3-Dimensional CADs required.
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.
  • ERP system experience

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate requiring hearing protection in certain areas. 

Required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

PPE is provided by SEKISUI Aerospace based on the employee’s position and exposure.

Schedule

Day Shift: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, additional overtime hours as needed

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Sponsored 401k
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

SEKISUI Aerospace is a division of SEKISUI Chemical Group with offices in the United States. Our headquarters are located in Renton, WA with facilities Sumner, WA and Orange City, IA. We design, engineer and manufacture composite structures used in commercial and military aircraft. 

SEKISUI Aerospace is committed to maintaining a work community that recognizes and appreciates the value of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding and mutual dignity and respect among all team members. Our Values are the filter by which we do business. Visit https://www.sekisuiaerospace.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Orange City, IA is located in the northwest corner of Iowa in Sioux County. It is home to two growing school systems, a four-year liberal arts college, the annual Tulip Festival, as well as many large industry and development opportunities. To learn more about the Orange City community please visit https://vibrant.orangecityiowa.com.

Pre-Employment Screening

SEKISUI Aerospace is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.

Any applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a background screening.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

SEKISUI Aerospace provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

People with Disabilities
 SEKISUI Aerospace is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the human resources department at the appropriate SEKISUI Aerospace manufacturing site.

Orange City Operations: 712.707.9200

E-Verify Statement
 SEKISUI Aerospace is a federal contractor and is required to participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program. E-Verify allow us to confirm the employment authorization of newly hired employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire’s completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification within three days of starting employment. For information regarding E-Verify, visit the E-Verify site.

SEKISUI Aerospace is located in Renton, WA with facilities in Washington and Iowa. We design, engineer and manufacture composite structures used in commercial aircraft interiors. Examples include primary/secondary structures, sidewalls, ceiling panels, lavatories, bulkheads, overhead bins and crew rests. Additional information can be obtained on our company web site at https://www.sekisuiaerospace.com/.

Orange City, IA is located in the northwest corner of Iowa in Sioux County. It is home to two growing school systems, a four-year liberal arts college, the annual Tulip Festival, as well as many large industry and development opportunities. To learn more about the Orange City community please visit https://vibrant.orangecityiowa.com/.

SEKISUI Aerospace is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

SEKISUI Aerospace provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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