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FLIR Systems Manufacturing Engineer - Laser Production in Bozeman, Montana

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At Teledyne FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives Teledyne FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provide manufacturing engineering support and continuous improvement for all laser products. Participate in the creation, review and updating of engineering and manufacturing processes and methods. Using a foundation of lean manufacturing, initiate and implement product improvements and cost reduction efforts. Develop and maintain production related documentation. Support qualification of suppliers according to company standards. Monitor part and assembly designs from concept through release to insure DFM requirements are adhered to. Support evaluation of suppliers’ internal functions to assess their overall performance and provide feedback in assessment of their operation. Manage the ECO process and facilitate the execution of the change process from initiation of an ECR to release of product.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review designs and collaborate with designers to ensure DFM. Assist design engineering by providing manufacturing requirements for new optical designs, relating to product costs, quality, and production flow.

  • Participate in new project engineering design and reviews. Apply manufacturing knowledge (with an understanding of current manufacturing capability) to participate in design change decisions to reduce manufacturing risk.

  • Work with engineering and production to assist in the building of pre-production systems to ensure a smooth transition to manufacturing.

  • As required, coordinate, approve and authorize (as appropriate) the release of drawings and specifications from engineering to production.

  • Coordinate, initiate, review, and approve (as appropriate) ECO's for all related products. Ensure that all ECO's are written to adhere to all specification, configuration, and regulatory requirements.

  • Create, develop, and maintain manufacturing documentation concerning fixtures, testing, maintenance, manufacturing floor layout, process flows and acceptance criteria for all products. Be able to recommend changes to the process flow in order to optimize manufacturing yield, performance and efficiency.

  • Monitor procurement of test fixtures for mechanical and optical sub-assemblies, as required to support Engineering and Manufacturing.

  • Provide production technicians with training and knowledge of laser production processes.

  • Monitor the New Product Introduction (NPI)) Process throughout the design and release-to-manufacturing stages of new development projects.

  • Participate on the material review board (in process and incoming) to determine the disposition of non-conforming materials

  • Investigate production related failures and provide corrective actions.

  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to evaluate process performance and supplier quality.

  • Develops, maintains and improves incoming test and inspection processes, procedures, equipment and standards.

  • Helps recommend new and alternate sources of supply.

  • Interface with field service and quality to evaluate documented failures and assist in developing corrective actions to improve product reliability.

  • Provide support for other departments, as required, to ensure manufacturing requirements and production objectives have been met.

  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in laser production is desired

  • Complex problem-solving utilizing root cause analysis and structured problem solving tools.

  • Ability to collect, review and interpret statistical data and information to evaluate and develop options and implement manufacturing solutions.

  • Ability to analyze, develop, and propose strategies that will improve manufacturing efficiencies,reduce costs and improve throughput.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Solidworks 3D and Product Data Management (PDM) software.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, tolerances, and standards.

  • Demonstrated project & priority planning, multitasking and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of photonics and opto-electronic devices, manufacturing processes and material handling methods.

  • Knowledge and understanding a wide variety of manufacturing processes.

  • Data analysis and reporting, ability to use reporting tools for presentation and discussion.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a technical manufacturing environment

    Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

    Teledyne FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Teledyne FLIR designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

Teledyne FLIR offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.