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Manufacturing Engineer I

Company: Elbit Systems of America
Location: Bent Mountain
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Elbit Systems of America - Night Vision is a world leader in night vision technology, with more than two million Generation 3 image intensifier tubes produced and providing integrated solutions that meet customers' evolving challenges. During its 60-year production legacy, the company has secured more than 90-night vision related patents and supplies nearly 100 allied countries with their products. The company has more than 500 talented employees and operates in Roanoke, Virginia.

Job Description

Process engineering position focused on manufacturing and testing Microchannel plates. The Manufacturing Engineer position responsibilities include:
Working with and training bargaining unit employees to improve work processes and product quality;
Optimizing manufacturing and testing processes/ equipment and implementing cost reduction opportunities (yield and productivity improvements, waste elimination);
Using data analytics techniques to help identify areas of concern to be worke don or areas of improvement.
Evaluating product quality using stereo microscopes or other means to verify operator workmanship or help determine root cause of process/ yield issues
Partnering with R&D engineers to enhance the performance characteristics of the microchannel plates and implement new product ideas
Diagnosing process and equipment issues and working with maintenance teams to keep equipment running optimally;
Working to minimize or eliminate safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity problems
Using process equipment, test instruments, and precision gauges in appropriate situations
Performing other duties as assigned.

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.
BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Glass/ Ceramics, Materials Engineering or Equivalent
0-2 years technical experience in a manufacturing environment doing yield and process improvement work.
Ability to respect, work and collaborate well with others with a range of technical capabilities from process operator to production supervisor to engineering colleagues
Effective communication and documentation skills
Proficiency with MS Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalents.

Preferred Skills
Experience with statistical analysis software; Minitab, JMP, SAS, R or others
Experience with statistical analysis techniques and SPC
Prior clean room production experience
Exposure to various forms of deposition processes (e-beam evaporation, sputtering), other vacuum equipment, and wet etching processes
Experience writing complex MS Access queries (linking multiple tables, using IIf statements or other functions, ect---) or equivalent programming understanding
Exposure to or knowledge of Six Sigma concepts
Exposure to or knowledge of experimental design concepts
Ability to handle multiple high priorities with some managerial input/ oversite
Interest in learning to use advanced statistical tools for process regulation and improvement
Ability to collaborate with facets of the Night Vision organization outside of engineering
Willingness to be a team player who sometimes work independently and sometimes with team mates

Additional Information

As a contractor to the U.S. federal government, all Elbit Systems of America employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a result, full vaccination is required for this position unless you are legally entitled to an accommodation.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Elbit Systems of America, Roanoke , Manufacturing Engineer I, Engineering , Bent Mountain, Virginia

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