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Manufacturing Engineer – Connector Assembly

Volt • Des Moines, WA

Posted 13 days ago

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Defense - Aerospace, Electronics, Manufacturing
Engineering, Manufacturing


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Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer (Connector Assembly)


Support company manufacturing through knowledge of connector assembly and filtered connector assembly manufacturing practices and the ability to interpret customer drawings. This support is provided by leading activities such as process development/optimization, guidance to operators/ technicians, lead problem-solving/continuous-improvement activities, and communicate/request information necessary in order to complete “build-to package” for production.


  • Provide primary engineering support for production with the development of engineering and production systems
  • Support drawing redlines (Engineering feedback to design) activity to support the design for manufacture activities
  • Coordinate, support and create production fixtures, custom tools, manufacturing instructions and form boards to facilitate production efficiency and control
  • Support development and improvement of key production processes such as molding, potting, fixture fabrication and part marking
  • Assist in setting up and sustainment of production flow in both cells and batch lines by coordinating time studies and definition of structured work flow
  • Evaluate and propose acquisition of new tools, equipment and processes to aid in production efficiency and safety
  • Apply problem solving techniques such as 8D and FMEA to resolve manufacturing problems, product problems and field complaints to determine opportunities for improving manufacturing, product performance and field service
  • Analyze internal manufacturing performance metrics to identify and resolve manufacturing and business process problems
  • Conduct and/or participate in activities; such as Design and Process FMEA's, Design of Experiments, Process/Product Capability Studies, Field Sales/Service Meetings, Marketing Studies, Product Liability Meetings, etc.
  • Interact directly with the customer on manufacturing-related topics
  • Perform analysis of internal production performance metrics for reporting and discussion in internal and external meetings
  • Interprets customer drawings, specifications and workmanship standards to develop a quote Bill of Material for customer assemblies requiring cost estimates
  • Performs complete technical assessment for each project quoted, determining tooling requirements and cost, testing requirements and adapters required, level of manufacturing data required (e.g. Manufacturing instructions, jigs, fixtures) and determines if further clarification and/or documents are required from the customer
  • Communicates design concerns, drawing errors, interpretation issues, and manufacturability enhancements to customer technical contacts as necessary. Must be able to fully understand production capabilities and data requirements and must be able to communicate professionally with customer personnel
  • Provides support to manufacturing engineers once quotation becomes an order
  • Assesses the cost impact of customer changes to develop a cost estimate for sales
  • Provides Sales with technical support involving industry standards, military specifications, production capabilities, and material requirements
  • Works with New Product Development department when necessary, to aid company and customer in developing a manufacturing solution
  • Performs special assignments relative to product engineering

*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effectively communicate with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a high pace and responsive environment
  • Able to lead cross-functional teams’ efforts and manage internal projects
  • Able to work in a fast-pace, ambiguous, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent personal computing skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of or usage of 3D CAD Software (Pro/E or Solidworks) or AutoCAD
  • Highly adept with technical engineering drawings, specifications and other engineering documentation
  • Knowledge and of reflow ovens and oven profiles
  • Knowledge of electrical connector and EMI filtered electrical connector assembly and design
  • Support testing and reliability testing of EMI filtered connectors
  • Failure analysis techniques and troubleshooting of EMI filtered connector failures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent. (i.e. Metallurgical, Industrial, Electrical, Quality or Mechanical)
  • 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering or related field

Please Note: This position is urgent and will be filled quickly. Must be legally authorized to work in the USA. Direct inquiries only (no 3rd party submittals) at this time, please. Thank You.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 85638
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