Manufacturing Engineer
Kratos Defense - Dallastown, PA

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Job Descriptions:
Process Ownership

Responsible for manufacturing methods including:
Manufacturing process development and implementation

Introduction of new products from design into manufacture

Ongoing process improvement projects

Work station design

Manufacturing quality improvements

Tooling and processing requirements

Identifying equipment needs:
Forecast capital requirements,

Lead equipment selection, specification, justification, and implementation activities

Attention to safety, ergonomics and compliance with applicable environmental regulations

Product Line Support

Support new product introductions including:
Attending design reviews

Ensure proper attention is given to efficient manufacturing methods

Ensure new designs have incorporated efficient and current manufacturing techniques and methods

Provide line layouts for efficient manufacturing flow.

Support the resolution of issues and processing problems on existing products including:

Addressing recurring quality issues

Investigating, engineering and recommending design changes as needed to address processing issues. Work with design engineers to process Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) with customers.

Initiate process improvements - Interface with other departments on implementation.

Focus on constraint operations - Identify and assist in the removal of obstacles.

Responsible for capacity and capability analysis of manufacturing processes

Implement Lean Manufacturing methods to drive for operational excellence and the relentless elimination of waste.

Assist in meeting the manufacturing plan

Track and report operational results

Documentation and Training

Responsible to develop, document, and implement manufacturing instructions, layouts and procedures including:

  • Incoming quality verification, work content, and outgoing quality checks
  • Ensure work place instructions and guides are visible and documentation is controlled
Ensure understanding of documentation by end-users

Participate in the training and certification of operators at key operations.

Ensure compliance with ISO 9001 and internal GSS quality policies and procedures

Required Experience:
Education/ Required: Credentials

Required: 4 year college/university education in technical field (mfg. or industrial related), or equivalent experience.


Required: At least 4 years professional engineering/manufacturing engineering experience.

Special Kno wledge/

Required: Thorough understanding of mechanical and electrical issues. Knowledge of modern manufacturing methods. Working knowledge of lean principles and tools

Keyword: Manufacturing Engineer
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