Career Guide: Senior manufacturing engineer

Welcome to Career Guide. Every week, we'll highlight a new job from our Plant Connection job board. This week's position is Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Raytheon Precision Manufacturing in Dallas, Texas.

This position will include:

  • Working safely every day and supporting efforts to maintain an injury-free workplace
  • Defining and establishing metal part manufacturing processes that are cost effective and meet all quality requirements.
  • Close interaction with personnel responsible for fixture design, inspection equipment programming, machinists and methods
  • Day-to-day interaction with Raytheon employees, including all levels of precision manufacturing management
  • Changing and improving processes to increase productivity and competitiveness
  • Meeting cost and schedule commitments while maintaining the utmost standards for quality
  • Promoting a spirit of cooperation and following company policies

Required skills:

  • At least four years experience demonstrating strong ability in creating and optimizing 5-axis numerical control programs in Siemens NX
  • Must be proficient at reading and understanding written shop processes, engineering blueprints, engineering change notices, work instructions, procedures and routers and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Strong knowledge of machining processes, cutting tool selection, speeds and feeds, solid model generation, necessary to produce cost effective complex tight toleranced 5-axis machined parts
  • Demonstrated ability programming multi-function machining centers (Mori Seiki NT's, Mazak Integrex and Deckel Maho DMC's)
  • Methodization of product including: cutting tool requirements, fixture design, process flow analysis, operation methods analysis and compilation of labor estimates
  • Strong knowledge and experience with on machine probing, FANUC and Siemens controls
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with machinists, support groups, customers, and management
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability in resolving complex problems arising during the fabrication process. Includes investigation and recommendations for productivity enhancements
  • Highly competent and trustworthy. Sincere relationship management skills are a must

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