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Tool Design Manufacturing Engineer

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

Company Overview:

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area that 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.

Job Summary:

ESAero is seeking a self-motivated Manufacturing Engineer with a specialty in tool design to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will design and develop tooling to aid in efficient products with high quality.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and manufacture tools, jigs, fixtures, and production aids that support high-volume production of parts and assemblies.
  • Develop and implement standard processes to ensure parts and assemblies are manufactured in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Tool development with a focus on safety, ergonomics, automation, efficiency, tooling inventory/tracking, and quality.
  • Work with the manufacturing and design teams to gather requirements and needs for specific tooling.
  • Work with quality to develop and implement a tool maintenance and inspection plans for all tooling.
  • Design tooling using design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to reduce cost, touch labor, and increase throughput and repeatability.
  • Identify product design changes that improve DFM.
  • Develop training documentation for using tooling.
  • · Collaborate closely with Project Managers to ensure work is completed on time and within budget.
  • · Support meetings with the customers, management, and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance to ensure tooling is designed to meet product requirements.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, 5 year preferred in manufacturing engineering or tool design. 
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Proficient in GD&T as well as Solidworks.
  • Must be able to work in a small, effective manufacturing team while leading others towards common goals and milestones.
  • Knowledge to translate an engineered design and drawings into build instructions which can be used by assembly and test personnel to duplicate the required product performance.
  • Ability to comprehend specification sheets and industry standards.
  • In-depth knowledge of common manufacturing processes and machinery.
  • Work effectively and efficiently given schedule and budget constraints.
  • · Strong understanding and practical application of AS9100, ISO9001, or similar quality management system standards.
  • · Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience focused on tool design and process development.
  • Previous experience with tool design in an aerospace work environment.
  • Additional experience working with new product developments. 
  • Familiarity with electronics manufacturing.
  • Specific experience with sheet metal fabrication, plastics, and printed circuit board manufacture.
  • Experience with high-rate production tooling design and methods.
  • 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).
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and experience in working on DoD manufacturing contracts.

Standard Benefits:

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

Salary Range: $80k-$120k

**Must present proof of authorization to work in the United States


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