Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer Principal - Advanced Manufacturing Lead (667260) in Westminster, Colorado
Engineer Principal - Advanced Manufacturing Lead (667260)
CO - Westminster
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Engineer Principal – Advanced Manufacturing Lead
Provide functional lead support for a manufacturing engineering group assigned to support development programs for RF antenna and / or RF electronic products in an advanced manufacturing / development work cell environment supporting latest technology military aircraft and / or missile platforms.
What you’ll do:
Provide daily direction, support, and guidance for a team with diverse manufacturing / technical backgrounds and experiences.
Provide functional lead support with responsibilities that include performance management, recognition, coaching/mentoring, and participation in the hiring process.
Monitoring and weekly approval of time charging for direct reports
Deconflict competing priorities for the support shops and service centers
Gather inputs from the supporting Mission area to determine staffing needs
Provide principal level manufacturing engineering responsible engineer (RE) support for RF antenna / electronics systems in a development and transition-to-production technology cell work environment.
Ensure design producibility. Refine, modify, or provide input into applications, processes, and devices as required to meet manufacturing and test requirements. Analyze statistical data, evaluate and implement improvements to meet contract/schedule/quality requirements.
Provide hands-on support for product and process development as part of a development team.
Assume ownership for manufacturing schedules that meet program schedule milestones
Actively lead and participate in Manufacturing Readiness Level Assessments.
Coordinate design-to-cost activities; track cost impact from design changes; report accordingly to design teams
Track and communicate lessons learned between new designs
Provide leadership and direct program / project team operational execution in support of program goals. Directs the activities of program manufacturing engineers, planners, and assembly / test technicians. Promotes a team environment.
Work independently or in a team environment to resolve program issues using data- based root cause analysis; diligently applies firm corrective actions.
Demonstrates the ability to organize information, job tasks, and manage time for most efficient and “best value” performance. Establishes personal objectives; sets expectations of self that are aligned with organizational and departmental goals
Ensure that all manufacturing procedures and processes conform to Quality Business System (QBS) and/or contract requirements for quality and performance.
Develop and maintain manufacturing build instructions.
Maintain and control production tooling in accordance with QBS requirements. Design and / or communicate tool design needs to tool design engineers.
Contribute to and / or present technical data in support of technical exchange meetings, design reviews, manufacturing readiness reviews, and program status reviews with program managers and customers.
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including design development/test engineering, quality assurance, Supply Chain Management, process labs and outside suppliers. Maintains excellent rapport with internal / external customers.
Maintain required records and reports in accordance with QBS requirements.
Understand and competently use in-house business systems including Manufacturing Execution System, manufacturing shop floor control, internal status reporting, and product data management system.
What you’ll need:
BS/BA degree or higher in Engineering or a related field is required plus 12 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.
Relocation for this position is Available
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.