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Mechanical Engineer , Aerospace Castings Components

Marquee Staffing

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 28, 2021.

Industry leading Aerospace castings and mechanical components manufacturer has immediate need for Mechanical Engineer / Dimensional Engineer. Will be assigned to New Product Development engineering team or Production Engineering team working cooperatively with manufacturing to develop robust processes and tooling to support the company’s growth in the industrial and aerospace investment casting markets. Individuals identified as dimensional will be exposed to the latest tooling concepts using modeling software.

Problem solving, the concepts, and tools of problem solving are essential to the job. Engineers will be required to: identify/define problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement solutions to problems that affect yield, rework, and overall quality of the product using a standardized approach (PDCA, Six-Sigma…). Knowledge and application of statistics. Occasionally take a leadership role in resolving cross-functional problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Responsible for control of dimensional quality of casting. Continuous improvement of process/product such that the castings meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Responsible for the construction of all dies (shrink factor analysis), ga ges, and support tooling needed to produce and inspect cores, wax patterns, and castings
  • Communicate with tooling vendors to design concepts for wax pattern die, the build of gate dies and support fixtures
  • Interface with tooling vendors and purchasing to produce a quality tool/die at a competitive price
  • Interpret customer drawings, specifications, blueprints, models (CAD/NX), and layout reports.
  • Improve process control
  • Use statistical tools to understand measurement systems and to use data to improve yields and reduce costs
  • Identify, evaluate and implement new process technologies that advance manufacturing and product capabilities
  • Document work procedures and processes
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure organization objectives are achieved
  • Help to identify ways to improve labor utilization and reduce cost
  • Routinely audit production lots for adherence to established techniques and to ensure the repeatability of the results
  • Develop, maintain, and teach “best practice” investment casting procedures and practices
  • Use structured problem solving tools and techniques to increase profitability and reduce scrap and rework

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Mechanical Engineer or equivalent with 7-10 years relevant experience, or MSc with 5-7 years relevant experience, or PhD with 2-4 years relevant experience
  • Investment casting experience in Aerospace or IGT
  • Experience specifying tooling build requirements (wax pattern dies and ancillary fixtures)
  • Experience using CMM, Blue Light Scan Data to characterize components.
  • Proven success in process improvements using mathematical and statistical problem-solving techniques to identify process variations in manufacturing processes with many contributing variables.
  • The successful candidate’s career will show increasing levels of responsibility.

SKILLS

  • Strong working knowledge of GD&T
  • Proficiency in using Solidworks or related CAD package
  • Experience with Polyworks, Geomagic, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Good communications skills with customers and all levels of management and manufacturing
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and documentation skills