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Kaman Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Year after year, Kaman delivers technical breakthroughs and innovative solutions for our customers. We do this by acquiring new technologies, expanding facilities, developing R&D capabilities and investing in our employees. As technology advances and industry shifts, Kaman will always be a place where people can come together and make a difference.

Invested in our future together.

Summary: Provide Manufacturing Operations with technical support. Develop manufacturing process layouts and tool and fixture designs. Ensure that all production methodology meets customer requirements, productivity, and quality expectations. Conduct product development projects within designated cost, quality, and timelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Use knowledge of manufacturing processes and machine methodology; provide detailed drawings or sketches as guidance for drafting personnel to complete process sequencing. Use knowledge of cutting tool technology, fixture design, machining, and CNC programming techniques, to establish best practices for production. Continuously work with Machinists to improve machining efficiencies. Responsible for the sustainment of standard machining techniques.

  • Utilize lean manufacturing methods to enhance manufacturing efficiencies and reduce costs. Perform research for equipment acquisition; develop Return on Investment (ROI) reports for equipment acquisition justification.

  • Develop manufacturing methods and work instructions on new products or new equipment to meet productivity and quality requirements. Ensure processes yield product that meets cost and quality expectations, with reliability and consistency. Determine tools, jaws, speeds, feeds, and fixtures to support manufacturing operations. Develop machining programs using Computer Aided Manufacturing systems, to meet production expectations of productivity, quality, and safety.

  • Train Production Engineers (PE) in support of knowledge base growth and development.

  • Provide primary support to Value Stream assigned; train with Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to develop capability to support all Value Streams as requested. Provide a high level of service to all internal and external customers; share knowledge and lessons learned. Contribute to positive teamwork environment.

  • Act as a troubleshooter for assembly / machining process / manufacturing problems. Resolve problems and work with Applications Engineering, Purchasing, Sales Representatives, Product and Process Suppliers, and customers to resolve issues.

  • Maintain clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations. Report safety and environmental incidents to supervisor.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. Accomplish related results as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Education: BS Degree in Industrial Technology or Mechanical Engineering.

Experience: 3-5 years’ manufacturing engineering / machine shop experience. Proficiency with Computer Aided Manufacturing programs is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • G Coding, Cam Software, or experience in Gibbs

  • Ability to troubleshoot machines and develop or improve processes

  • Tooling development for the manufacturing floor to better use cost wise and economics

  • Ability to read blueprints

Job ID: 2021-6594

Name: Kaman Aerospace

Name: Shift 1

Street: 1330 Blue Hills Avenue

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