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Manufacturing Engineer in San Francisco, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/20/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  941340

Manufacturing Engineer

San Francisco, CA

12 Month initial Contract (Extension/Perm opportunities)

W2-Eligible Position

Interested Candidates can email Griff at to apply!

With our client, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer
experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.
Strong work experience in precision assembly, inspection and automation equipment
Required to understand and build tolerance analysis for parts and assemblies
Knowledgeable in crafting machine qualification requirements, design of experiments
and failure analysis
Understands machine qualification including calibration, correlation, capability,
repeatability and reproducibility
Able to communicate effectively in a worldwide environment
Responsible for designing precision assembly and measurement processes for
precision products. Perform the research and development on new technologies
necessary to tackle complex assembly and automation problems that have direct impact to the quality and delivery of products. Design, implement and successfully scale automated and semi- automated solutions based upon sound engineering principles and the technologies developed for a specific application.
Key Qualifications

• Develop new and or improved processes through the application of theoretical and practical engineering

• Keeps abreast of all meaningful technical trends and developments and incorporates them in appropriate assignments

• Ability to travel internationally up to 25%

• Provide direction and mentorship to third party machine/automation suppliers
and/or CM’s; be the technical leader and driver on owned projects; serve as a technical resource to other engineering groups and project leaders

• Organize cross-functional reviews of the machine requirements, design,
qualification and capability

• Create Request for Quotation/Proposal (RFQ/RFPs) that documents the design
requirements of the automated equipment, delivery schedule, required documentation and qualification for acceptance at machine supplier facility and contract manufacturer’s factory

• Engage machine suppliers for automated equipment design reviews and

• Travel to the machine supplier and contract manufacturer for equipment bring-up,
qualification, acceptance testing and support during build events

• Drive machine qualification including correlation, process capability (CP/CPK)
and Gage Repeatability / Reproducibility (GR&R)

• Drive failure analysis and machine issue resolution when working with machine
suppliers and contract manufacturers

• Run equipment experiments to bound the capability of the machine

• Responsible for data analysis reports to communicate machine capability to the
multi-functional teams
Job Description

• Design for Manufacturability - Provide early and on going manufacturing
involvement to ensure new products are mechanically manufacturable.

• Product Engineering - Works all phases of a product from concept to repeat manufacturing to end of life. Provides production support engineering with respect to technically complex testing methods, procedures and failure analysis.

• Process Engineering - Designs and develops technically complex processes to
improve quality and efficiency. Utilize statistical tools (such as GR&R, SPC and Cp/pCk) to ensure processes/fixtures are scalable and are continuing to perform properly once qualified.

• Failure/Data Analysis - Plans, develops and implements technically complex
procedures for the testing and evaluation of soon to be released products.
Specifies test to be performed, compiles data and makes recommendations for
product design changes and final assembly standards. This will include the use
of Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis using Six Sigma principles.
Education / Experience
BS/MS in an engineering field, such as Mechanical, Manufacturing, Production
5+ years of experience in automation equipment used for alignment, assembly, measurement of products. Experience in high-volume production
Additional requirements

• New product introduction and Manufacturing Operations experience desired

• Proven track record of cost reduction, project management and engineering design required

• Working knowledge of GD&T principles favorable

• NX, SolidWorks CAD or ProE experiences a plus

• Knowledge of product assembly as they relate to CCD cameras, 2D and 1D lasers, and their use for positioning and critical alignment machines

• Basic understanding of liquid adhesives, PSA’s and VHB’s a plus

• Working knowledge of robotics (6-axis and/or SCARA), pneumatics, servo motors, motion controllers, PLC and and PC-based control systems

• JMP, Minitab & Six Sigma experience preferred
EEO Employer
Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.