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Manufacturing Engineer

Empirical Systems Aerospace
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California
28 days ago


Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our engineering department. ESAero is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area and provides various services which include but are not limited to: rapid system development, on-demand niche engineering, hands-on development/testing, and small UAS aerospace system manufacturing.  

**This position is fully on-site at Empirical System's Aerospace in San Luis Obispo, CA 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to provide engineering support to ESAero manufacturing
  • Develop and maintain assembly documentation to maintain high quality standards in our products
  • As a member of the “Integrated Product Team”, represent manufacturing interests.
  • Work with design engineers to partition new products into assemblies which can effectively be built with minimum variation by assembly personnel
  • Work with IPT to ensure that “design for Manufacture” principals and methods are utilized in the design of new products
  • Work with procurement and quality assurance to qualify new suppliers
  • Work with assembly, test, and engineering personnel to build prototype units and ensure that the documentation accurately reflects the “as built” condition
  • Define and revise assembly and test routings for work orders
  • Act as engineering interface to resolve manufacturing problems on the assembly floor
  • Help train assembly personnel in proper use of tools, equipment, and assembly techniques
  • Make improvements throughout the assembly process which will reduce cost, reduce variation, or improve reliability
  • Make sure that assembly processes clearly identify any potential safety hazards, and design processes and fixtures which will minimize safety risks
  • Help define/develop assembly aids/fixtures to increase efficiency and quality

  • This position requires a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering. 
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment is necessary. 
  • Ability to extract manufacturing information from a computerized inventory control system
  • Knowledge of transitioning prototypes into production builds
  • Must be able to work in a small, effective manufacturing team
  • Ability to determine cost effective and reliable means of assembly in an electronics environment
  • Take responsibility for establishing and maintaining assembly documentation
  • Ability to comprehend specification sheets
  • Familiarity with windows based personal computers
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Additional experience working with new product developments. 
  • Familiarity with electronics manufacturing.
  • Specific experience with sheet metal fabrication, plastics, and printed circuit board manufacture. 
  • Knowledge of computerized MRP/ERP systems, an understanding of inventory control methods and production control techniques.
  • Experience with supplier management and procurement (such as SOWs, RFPs, and/or vendor management)
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles

Standard Benefits:

  • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
  • PTO
  • Retirement: 401k
  • Casual dress code, Free snacks
  • Amazing location to live, work, and play

ESAero is an equal opportunity employer 

Must present proof of authorization to work in the United States

Hiring Range: $70k-$120k annually


Empirical Systems Aerospace

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