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Manufacturing Automation Engineer

QuEST Global Lafayette Full-Time
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Title: Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Location: Lafayette, IN, 47901, USA

Job type: Full time - Regular 


Travel: Up to 75% possible


Job Description :

Essential Job Functions:


·        The Manufacturing Automation Engineer will work with various teams to improve upon and create new manufacturing processes;

·        Provide manufacturing engineering solutions in the areas of process planning, shop support activities, and project leadership.

·        Provide engineering support to customer's manufacturing & assembly organizations to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems.

·        Drive improvements in all related manufacturing processes, including those related to products, equipment, and product quality for customers

·        Determine requirements for new production equipment to maximize profitability of new products and create statements of work to procure through third party vendors



Secondary Job Functions:


At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization.  Some of these roles, tasks, and opportunities include:

·        Execution within multiple services

·        Work within cross-functional teams

·        Collaborate with team members off site for project completion

·        Quality Management and Continuous Improvement

·        Root Cause Failure Analysis of manufacturing processes

·        Manufacturing machinery diagnostics

·        Tooling design using various CAD programs

·        Develop work instructions to implement best practices/lessons learned and ensure repeatability

Special Skills / Knowledge


·        Knowledge of manufacturing and materials processes, Quality Notifications, containment procedures and traceability techniques

·        Well versed in Engineering & manufacturing drawings

·        Expert in interpreting the GD&T (standards ASME Y 14.5, JES 161)

·        Knowledge in Measurements system analysis (MSA)

·        Hands on experience in various machining, involving CNC and conventional methods and assembly techniques

·        Familiarity with CMM and CAM offline/ Online programming

·        Knowledgeable in methods of inspection & Gauging concepts

·        Data collection and Analysis using QC tools and other SPC techniques

·        Experience/knowledge in APQP, PPAP, LEAN & 5S management

·        Exposure to Aero/ Auto industry is preferred

·        Familiar with aerospace/auto quality requirements (AS9100, OSHAS, TS 16949, various ISO)

·        Familiar with NADCAP programs for Aerospace (Civil & Defense) parts




·        AS or BS in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or related technical experience

·        4-6 years of hands on experience in Manufacturing

·        Experience with SAP, Team Center, SolidWorks, NX a plus

·        Ability to work in ambiguous situations required, such as taking action when all the information is not available

·        Able to work in a team environment and independently

·        Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, required


Location: Lafayette, IN, 47901, USA

Skills required

Product Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance
Engineering Design Process
Production Control
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