Manufacturing Engineer


This position is currently in Seattle, WA but will transition to Everett, WA by 2022.

Vaupell designs, engineers, and produces custom, high performance engineered plastic and composite components and assemblies for demanding applications. We are the global market leader in plastics components and assemblies for aircraft interiors while also serving the broader aerospace, defense, medical and commercial markets.

Position purpose/core responsibilities:

Applies knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrate, and improve manufacturing systems or processes to increase product manufacturability and cost

Main Duties Under limited direction:

  • Study, analyze and design methods, procedures, processes, layouts, fixtures and tooling as relevant to meet job objectives
  • Plan, coordinate and lead manufacturing projects. Developing plans, determining resource requirements, provide accurate and timely reports to stakeholders
  • Identify and recommend resolutions for existing or imminent manufacturing problems.
  • Investigate, prepare and recommend manufacturing cost reduction and product improvement programs
  • Participate or lead the review and evaluation of product design changes.
  • Coordinate with support groups to ensure manufacturability, process capabilities and capacities are developed to support new products
  • Coordinate or manage 3P schedules and establish Standard Operating Procedures
  • Working as part of a cross functional team, sustain current production by providing support for quality issues, production equipment problems and part documentation errors by determining root cause and implementing corrective actions
  • May develop manufacturing operating instructions or procedures and may train assemblers and operators in machine operations, processes or assembly applications
  • May coordinate with vendors and customers during the course of assignments
  • Physical requirements:

  • This position requires hands-on work on the manufacturing floor
  • Extended periods of standing and/or walking, moderate lifting, and reasonable mobility are required
  • Must be able to handle and manipulate a variety of hand tools and parts
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English adequately to understand and develop work instructions
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

  • Knowledge and skills requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelors degree in engineering equivalent combination of education and directly related experience
  • Requires 2 to 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering or related area
  • Requires knowledge of manufacturing methods, techniques, equipment and processes
  • Requires knowledge of project management skills, good communications skills. Experience with Microsoft Project software is a plus
  • Requires knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques
  • Requires knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans blueprints, drawings and models
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma tools is required
  • CAD proficiency/design background is a plus

  • Qualification Guidelines Candidates
    must be either US Citizens or US Persons to ensure Vaupells compliance with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export administration Regulations.)

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