Materials and Process Engineer

Job Summary

Performance Plastics is a global leader in the manufacture if composite and metal-bond aero-structure components for both the military and commercial airframe markets.


  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or highly complex manufacturing problems through early, upfront design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure produce-ability, inspect-ability, testability, maintain-ability and repair-ability.
  • Develop manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling using technical experience and collaborative interaction with the team to improve quality, eliminate non-value-added steps and shorten lead times.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction, e.g., 5S, Standard Work, TAKT, Pull System, Value Stream Mapping, cell design, and manufacturing flow.
  • Collaborate with Design Engineering during prototype, development and first article manufacturing.
  • Responsible for manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to enhance Quality/ Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity/Schedule. Initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects.
  • Review and approve engineering design and changes and ensure their manufacturability
  • Develops and maintains work instructions to guide technicians in the assembly of assigned products.
  • Liaison work orders as required to reflect process changes, non-conformity dispositions and engineering changes
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.
  • Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD.
  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects. Able to work extended hours as required.

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