Principal Manufacturing Engineer- for electro-optic products

3 weeks ago
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As a member of our Operations Excellence team, you will lead the transition of complex electro-optical products from Engineering to Production for our Merrimack NH facility. In this role you will facilitate the delivery of high quality products to US soldiers and commercial pilots.

When you join Elbit Systems of America, you join a large family with a strong commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Because we believe in the importance of what we do, each and every person at Elbit Systems of America emulates and promotes a positive and supportive workplace where employees are proud to be a part of our team. Our passion lies in our commitment to our customers who depend on us to provide quality products that protect and save lives.



Coordinate with internal resources including Engineering, Production, and Supply Chain Management for the smooth transition of new equipment, product and processes into production.


Participate in the contract review process as it relates to all Production and Quality requirements. Document and publish requirements and recommendations to appropriate departments within Operations for understanding and implementation scope.


Prepare production and quality department for new production program. 


Produce production layout plans and throughput analysis.


Review and evaluate, or develop complex manufacturing processes and methods to include run-times and bills-of-material, and initiate actions for adaptations or modifications to machinery or equipment that will reduce the cost of products or improve product performance, quality, and delivery, with particular regard for Lean Manufacturing


In conjunction with Lean Coordinator, coordinate Lean Manufacturing project efforts with Production, Buyer/Planners and Facilities in order to establish efficient lean production operations, work place layout, and facilities.


Conduct feasibility studies relative to plans for improved production efforts. 


Identify needs and develop manufacturing jigs, tools, fixtures and methods to meet engineering specifications and provide efficient manufacturing.


Assist in the preparation and submission of preliminary budgets and support proposal efforts for new programs.


Maintain effective liaison with the Program Engineering staff and other departments to provide resolution to producibility problems and increase efficient manufacturing processes.


Maintain effective liaison with Government/Regulatory Agencies and/or customers in order to provide resolution to manufacturing process or product quality issues identified by these external customers. 


Analyze statistical data to evaluate trends, investigate failures completely to determine the root cause and take appropriate corrective action to revise design, work instructions, and inspection/test instructions to prevent failure recurrence.


Analyze engineering change orders (ECO) for effect on product producibility, test equipment requirements, work instructions, and test procedures. 


Review and disposition non-conforming material instituting preventive measures to eliminate or minimize recurrence.


Travel to subcontractors and project partners as needed to coordinate product build, assuring that a quality product is produced on time at the lowest cost.


Perform other related duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar discipline and 8 or more years of related experience resulting in proficiency in the above areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience working with complex electro-optical products in a high-tech manufacturing environment is required.


ASQ, Lean Manufacturing, or SME certification is desirable. 


The ability to obtain a security clearance issued by the Department of Defense may be reqired. 


Must be available for domestic and international travel on occassion.


Our benefits package:

Elbit Systems of America provides a comprehensive benefits package, which covers a wide array of needs. We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; health savings and flexible spending accounts, 401k with a matching contribution and a non-matching, service-based company contribution; vacation, sick and holiday pay; education reimbursement; co-paid training & development; wellness programs including an on-site nurse and on-site, free gym, as well as flexible work schedules including our 9-hour work day with every other Friday off



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