Senior RF Process Engineer

Company: BAE Systems ( Learn More )

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Job Description Job Description Provides sustaining engineering, process development and new process implementation for the RF Systems factory and CCA through hands-on problem solving, data analyses and application of engineering, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing principles to improve product flow and product yields. This position is to support second shift LoTac factory operations.Responsibilities may include:
  • Develops new processes and identifies and implements changes in product flow to support the production ramp-up of RF Systems products through application of lean manufacturing principles.
  • Analyze defect data to identify areas to improve yield. Works with others to implement process improvements. Applies Six Sigma tools to solve production problems and improve existing processes. Uses poke yoke principles to prevent production problems. Identify key process parameters and implement SPC.
  • Participates in and documents customer corrective action requests using 9 Step problem solving methodology. Performs Preliminary Material Review/Material Review Board (PMR/MRB) for the disposition of discrepant material and determination of root cause/corrective action.
  • Defines and specifies the requirement for assembly tooling, fixtures and equipment to support current manufacturing operations and recommends changes for production ramp-ups.
  • Identifies capital equipment needs based on production volume and evaluation of industry trends to improve product quality and consistency.
  • Supports the implementation of new automation assembly equipment including programming, process qualifications and supporting tooling design through the tooling group. Additional responsibilities include implementation of Total Production Maintenance (TPM) to minimize equipment down time and reduce process variation and the use of PFMEAs to identify process controls to prevent production problems.
  • Participates in design reviews for product and process compatibility. Recommends product design and material changes based on improved manufacturing techniques; provides labor and process engineering costs required for proposal activities utilizing historical data and learning curve techniques.
  • Provides floor and equipment layouts to promote an efficient flow of product using lean manufacturing principles.
  • Provides technical leadership in the transitioning of designs to the manufacturing phase and monitors designs for compliance to design rules, standards and procedures in order to provide consistency in designs and manufacturing processes.
  • Provides support and leadership to the off-shift manufacturing team, working as a conduit between 1st and 2nd shift resources.
  • Typical Education & Experience Typically a Bachelor's Degree in manufacturing, electrical engineering and 4 years work experience or equivalent experienceRequired Skills and Education Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel at all levels, customers and suppliersDemonstrated ability in applying SPC, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Solid skills in problem solving, statistics, manufacturing quality, and quality principlesAbility to understand, analyze, and resolve complex technical problemsAbility to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environmentCommunicate effectively both orally and in writingMust be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel Preferred Skills and Education IPC-A-610 certification is a plusSix Sigma Green or Black Belt is a plus Capability in a Statistical Analysis package (e.g. JMP or Minitab) is preferredAbout BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
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