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Cobham Mission Principal Manufacturing Engineer in Davenport, Iowa


Cobham is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Engineer. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of manufacturing engineers to drive process improvement through designing, planning and implementing innovative and best in class manufacturing processes and capital improvement projects.
  • Lead a team of manufacturing engineers to ensure that the capacity and capability of our manufacturing processes are best in class.
  • Drive cost effective manufacturing through the use of lean tools.
  • Facilitate NPI process across multiple functions by acting as a liaison between Engineering and Operations through Production Readiness Reviews, Product Development design reviews, Integrated Product Teams and Cost Estimates.
  • Use a structured, critical, analytical engineering approach to solve chronic, complex process and product problems.
  • Develop and/or improve current processes, process documentation, and blueprint revisions and/or corrections utilizing the defined change control / engineering change request process.
  • Work with Design Engineering and outside vendors to identify, evaluate, and incorporate new processes/technology into new and existing designs.
  • Identify, justify, purchase and incorporate new capital equipment.
  • Manage Manufacturing Bills Of Materials (MBOMs) and routing for new and existing products.
  • Address and resolve issues arising from risks analysis, environmental conditions, and ergonomic evaluations
  • Conducts risks analysis, evaluates environmental conditions, and ergonomic evaluations for new, updated, or adjusted production processes.
  • Ensure all processes and actions uphold the high standards of safety, quality, and cost of the product(s).
  • Evaluate vendor capabilities from a manufacturing engineering process perspective
Minimum Requirements:
  • BS in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or a Science field
  • Minimum of 8 years’ of experience in manufacturing engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years’ of experience leading manufacturing engineering teams or projects
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with following tools: Design for Manufacturability (DFM) practices, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing(GD&T), Process Failure Mode Analysis (PFMEA), Process Mapping, Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) Process, Design of Experiments, ANOVA, Gage R & R
  • Manufacturing Experience in a Union Environment
  • Experience with KPI (Key Performance Indicator) goals
  • Experience with Manufacturing Processes (Electrical, Chemical, and Mechanical Assembly, Fabrication, Welding, Paint, Solder, etc.)
  • Experience with Change Control Board, and Engineering Change processes.
  • Experience with AS9100, ISO9100, SAE, SME, ANSI, MIL-STD, Nadcap, BAC, IPC J-STD and other standards as related to International, Federal, State, Local, and Customer requirements.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Capacity Resource Planning (CRP) such as SAP, Oracle
  • Experience with CAD software (PRO E, Creo, CATIA), CNC programming, PLC programming

For more information regarding the Davenport facility and products manufactured there, please visit the below links:

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Job Category

Job Category: Operations

Primary Location: US-Iowa-Davenport

Organization: CMS - Davenport

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 09-Sep-2020, 2:25:02 PM

Recruiter: Mark Whalen

Req ID: 314940