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about 1 year ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Engineers

Manufacturing Engineer)

About the Organization
Astronics is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Manufacturing Engineer 4


Astronics AES

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. We power the systems that fly over 1 billion people a year. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics’ revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.


The Manufacturing Engineer will support the development of many new cool, highly efficient power products. Partnering with the new product development teams, they will develop processes and tooling to manufacture products in the safest and most efficient way possible, focusing on design for manufacturability, assembly, testability and serviceability. They will be part of a strong team of engineers with a great sense of passion, teamwork and humility. An important part of the job is to drive out waste from our processes so organized Kaizen events are always on the calendar, and the manufacturing engineer’s expertise is highly valued. To help our company stay ahead of technology and our competition, this role will independently apply a high degree of creative ability in supporting internal research and development activities and bid and proposal. The Manufacturing Engineer works in liaison with development engineering, quality assurance, and test engineering on preliminary and regular program and production challenges - because we like a challenge.



Work closely with the design team in the development period insuring the design satisfies requirements and is cost effective and practical to produce.


Establish manufacturing strategies and practices implementing innovative methods and equipment in support of manufacturing operations.


Develop detailed plans, procedures, routings and rework addendums and performs other manufacturing related tasks as required by the project.


We are a learning environment, so a manufacturing engineer must stay current in their discipline in order to teach and mentor others at every opportunity.


Participate in and lead lean activities to identify and eliminate waste from our processes.


Technical advisor for supply chain that includes circuit card assembly, printed wiring boards, sheet metal, plastics, and magnetics assemblies.


Familiarity with FAA Certification, documentation and testing requirements for class 2 and 3 equipment as required by 14 CFR Part 21 and 25 a plus.



Bachelor's degree in engineering or other related technical discipline from four-year college or university required and 7+ years related experience.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment 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, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment 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, or other legally protected status.

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