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As a Manufacturing Engineer at CFS, you will play a crucial role in transitioning new products from development to full-scale production. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product design, quality assurance, supply chain, and production, to ensure the introduction of new products to manufacturing. The ideal candidate has a strong engineering background, excellent problem-solving skills, and experience with moving products from R&D into manufacturing.

This team member will:

  • Collaborate with product design and development teams to develop and understand product specifications, requirements, and manufacturing challenges
  • Develop, implement, and qualify manufacturing processes for new products, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and production rate targets
  • Design and optimize production layouts, tooling, and fixtures to support efficient manufacturing
  • Conduct Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) analysis to improve product design
  • Create and maintain process documentation, including work instructions, process flow diagrams, pFMEA’s, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Coordinate with the supply chain and planning teams to source components and materials, ensuring timely delivery and compliance with quality standards
  • Develop, monitor and analyze manufacturing performance metrics to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Provide hands-on training and support to production personnel on work instructions, processes, equipment, and best practices
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production and quality issues, collaborating with relevant teams to ensure timely resolution
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, with experience transitioning products from R&D to manufacturing
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with magnets, thermo-mechanical assemblies, machining, welding, and/or vacuum systems
  • Experience with the application of Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies
  • Experience writing and developing equipment specifications and maintenance plan
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Proficiency in work instruction writing, material planning, process mapping, and capacity modeling
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, incl. GD&T and tolerance stack-ups
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/ problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, stooping, and sitting, for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead, high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
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