Senior Manufacturing Engineer

CIRCOR International, Inc
Corona, California
Jan 24, 2024
Feb 16, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Senior Manufacturing Engineer




DIRECT REPORTING: Manufacturing Engineering Manager/Motors Operations Lead

About CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.

Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California.


Position Summary

Sr Manufacturing Engineer will act under the general supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager or Motors Operations Lead on multiple assignments of complex nature and broad scope. Be a part of a dynamic team to design and develop manufacturing processes for new and legacy product lines. This includes but not limited to process improvements, tooling, manufacturing instructions and problem solving.

Principal Activities
  • Ensures successful completion of the assigned tasks within the budgeted time and cost constraints.
  • Participates in defining manufacturing/engineering approaches, in planning and scheduling work.
  • Provides support in the design, fabrication, modification and evaluation of manufacturing operations.
  • Provides input to plans, process specifications and procedures, production aids and assembly fixtures, MRP support studies, factory cost work standards development, and the like.
  • Compiles and evaluates test and production data, prepares technical analysis, recommends manufacturing methods and processes required to meet design objectives on new or improved products and/or processes.
  • Provides production floor and assembly support in technical matters relating to assembly drawing interpretation, engineering change notices, rework, manufacturing difficulties and specifications.
  • Continually improve manufacturing methods/systems and process/ product improvements to optimize product performance and reduce manufacturing costs. Identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement and make specific recommendations for adoption. Perform cost analyses to reduce or optimize product costs.
  • Support new product development or existing product line extensions/modifications by ensuring new products or manufacturing processes are designed to facilitate ease of manufacturing and to produce quality, cost effective products with optimized yields.
  • Ensures that the quality policy and quality system is understood, implemented, and maintained at all levels of the organization.
  • Determine specific requirements of manufacturing operation in order to specify equipment, fixturing, and process parameters. Collaborate on design with suppliers to fulfill equipment and fixturing requirements.
  • Develop plans to evaluate process repeatability and stability through equipment qualification and process validation.
  • Applies six sigma methodologies as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
  • Experience in designing manufacturing aides and tooling.
  • CAD/Drafting experience (GD&T).
  • Working knowledge for mechanical and electrical assemblies.
  • Experience in technical writing (work instructions, processes, etc.).
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to collaborate with both Engineering and Production.
  • Software skills required to be successful in this role include: MS Office, CAD, LabVIEW, and/or statistics software.
  • Knowledgeable in lean manufacturing principles and six sigma methodology
  • Proficient in financial and statistical analysis

Preferred Qualifications
  • Brush and Brushless DC motor assembly and test experience
  • Knowledge of coil winding technologies
  • Knowledge of Electronics and PLC's
  • Previous experience with aviation or medical equipment qualification processes desirable.
  • Green Belt, Black Belt or Lean certification a plus
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in leadership role

Core Competencies
  • Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Design, Supply Chain and manufacturing.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data
    Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.
  • Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrixed organization.

  • Preferred BS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Thermal) or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 year's manufacturing engineering experience required.

PAY RANGE: $79K - $90K annually
Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities