Sr Manufacturing Engineer – Machining and Robotics

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Transforming how the world connects

AST SpaceMobile and our global partners are building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network to be accessible by standard smartphones. Called SpaceMobile, this ultra-powerful network is being designed to provide connectivity at 4G/5G speeds everywhere on the planet – on land, at sea and in flight.

Job Description:

The Sr Manufacturing Engineer – Machining and Robotics will be responsible for implementation of the latest industry technology and techniques in order to optimize manufacturing cycles, tool life management, high volume, and quick change tooling/fixturing in order to support unmanned manufacturing operations to implement lights out manufacturing.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with Machine Operators, Mechanical Assemblers, and Finishers (paint, coating, heat transfer). The Manufacturing Engineer is also responsible for innovation and continuous improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with Manufacturing and Process Engineers,
  • Tool Designers, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmers, and Machinists in the design, development, and utilization of Additive Manufacturing Machines, Subtractive Manufacturing
  • Machines, Pick and Place Robotics and Adhesive Dispense systems
  • Will be challenged to work with Design Engineering to enable more producible designs coming to these machining centers, as well as Inspection validating that output meets the drawing and specification requirements for the product life cycle.
  • Must be able to work individually as well as collaborate, share, and engage in teamwork with a diverse group of other individuals
  • Train, mentor, and/or develop less experienced engineers

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident card holder
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM area plus 2 years of relevant work experience OR 0 years of relevant work experience with a Master’s degree
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings and a solid understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance, (GD&T)
  • Hands on knowledge and experience with manufacturing equipment/manufacturing processes
  • Fluency in MS Office Tools with a focus on documentation
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and/or Industrial Engineering
  • Project Management experience
  • Familiarity with CAD/CAM systems, Model Development and CNC programming using NX 10.0 or equivalent highly desirable
  • Experience with CMMs, Structure Light Scanners, NDT, and other advanced inspection techniques
  • Experience with Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments
  • Experience with Additive Manufacturing, to include both metals and polymers –
  • Experience with Vacuum Brazing
  • Experience in implementing new designs and processes into a factory environment
  • Experience with AS9100, ISO9001
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification through an accredited university or organization

Tagged as: statistical process control, cad/cam systems, nx 10.0

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