Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Published May 16th, 2024


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is a subject matter expert (SME) for manufacturing processes of precision machined components.  This role is responsible for the development of manufacturing methods and operation sheets created through the translation of customer technical data, specifications, and contracts. As a SME, this role will peer review the work of others, provide troubleshooting support to operations, and make judgement decisions as it pertains to the interpretation of customer/industry specification and standards.   When needed this role will develop new advanced manufacturing methods through research of new equipment, technologies, methodologies, work holding and latest cutting tools.   

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Read and interpret customer specifications for material properties, special processes (finishes, coatings, heat-treatments, etc.), part marking, geometric tolerances (GD&T), and other critical to quality features to manufacture the component.
  • Create 3D models, 2D operational sheets and associated technical instructions to manufacture customer components according to specifications.
  • Work with multiple sources of manufacturing and design data (ERP, MRP, CAD, CAM, CNC, etc.) to develop a complete and fully released engineering technical package to production floor (e.g.: Op Sheets / Traveler). 
  • Ensure manufacturing software (ERP/MRP) mirrors CAD data, bill of materials, and method sequence.
  • Peer review of others work for compliance prior to release jobs to production.
  • Adhere to engineering change management (ECO/ECR/ECN), control, and documentation standards.
  • Real-time troubleshooting manufacturing issues on production floor.
  • Evaluate potential non-conforming parts against customer specifications to make the necessary judge call to process as-is, rework parts, or scrap component/job.
  • Optimize process cost, and costs components – labor, material, set-up, machine, inspection, etc.
  • Conduct research through webinars, journals, periodicals, tradeshows, and apply lessons learn to the business. 
  • Provide training and peer support as the SME to provide a transfer of knowledge.
  • Identify inefficiencies in a process; use leans tools and methodology to improve a process. 
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Associate degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, or mechanical engineering preferred.
    • Certified Manufacturing Engineering through Society of Manufacturing Engineers or progressive work experience commensurate with degree also considered.
  • 10+ years’ experience in manufacturing in a machining or contract manufacturing environment.
  • Subject expertise to read and enforce Aerospace customer blueprint/GD&T standards, special process specifications, raw material specification, and associated industry standards.  Previous experience with RTX customers such as Collins Aerospace, Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney, preferable.  Other OEM such as GE, Kaman, Sikorsky, etc., all considered.
  • Expertise at developing process sheets in one or more of the following manufacturing methods – multi-axis turning, Swiss screw, turning, multi-axis milling and/or grinding.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing with advanced, difficult to machine, alloys to precision tolerances (0.0001”), and how that applies to manufacturing method, work holding, tooling selection, fixturing, and development of size over the progressive operation sequence.
  • Demonstrated ability to create 3D models, 2D process sheets and supporting technical data. SolidWorks preferred.
  • Proficient with database tools for file management and information technology tools for data collection and analysis such as ERP, MRP or PDM systems. EPCIOR ERP and SolidWorks EPDM a plus.
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