L-3 Communications Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Folsom, California

Narda Microwave-West, an L3 Communications company located in Folsom, CA, is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art Passive and Active microwave components and sub-systems used in the space markets. As the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will supervise a small team of skilled manufacturing engineers and create, develop, implement, optimize and maintain production schedules, shop orders, tooling/fixturing, processes, and labor standards for high reliability low volume and high mix of RF active and passive communication products. Duties include:

  • Conduct economic analysis on new methods and equipment.

  • Define, propose, and implement capital equipment for process improvement.

  • Provide facility layout and design recommendations for methods and process flow improvement.

  • Participate in failure analysis teams and contribute to resulting solutions.

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams in all facets of work.

  • Make product dependent process and flow presentations to customers.

  • Evaluate, approve and initiate engineering drawings and/or change requests.

  • Manage a small team of manufacturing engineers and technicians.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring, plan/coordinate staffing needs and resources as well as ongoing performance management.

  • Maximize product quality and minimize product liability exposure by utilization of manufacturing technology and quality control.

  • Provide key inputs and drive DFX (Design for Manufacturability, Design for Cost, etc.) during design reviews/changes.

  • Manage and facilitate transition of new product from engineering to production.

  • Establish objectives, schedules and priorities in Manufacturing Engineering activities, and review staff based on their accomplishments toward these directions.

  • Establish and meet schedules for the introduction of new methods, new products or cost reductions. Review the engineering change and release activity.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering preferred, or equivalent education/experience required.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least 10 years of relevant industry experience, with at least 3 years of experience managing a small- to medium-sized team.

  • Able to develop the professional abilities of the manufacturing engineering group.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to develop new production processes and methods for the purpose of increasing output or efficiency and reducing costs.

  • Lean Process design and Demand Flow Technology experience are desired, as well as using the 5S philosophy for improvement in the workplace.

  • Microwave hybrid “chip and wire” process experience is preferred.

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance. L-3 Communications Corporation is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L-3 provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L-3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

Organization: *Division - Narda Microwave West-21000008

Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Location: California-Folsom

Requisition ID: 085761