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Manufacturing Engineer - Electrical / USA

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Location: Davis, California, USA


The Manufacturing Engineer acts as a liaison between manufacturing and new product development engineering departments during the transition of new products to manufacturing. The ME supports production with fixturing, work instructions, test applications, and problem solving to ensure current products are built to Schilling's standards and assures that robust manufacturing systems are in-place, maintained and continuously improved to meet safety, quality, delivery, and cost requirements. This position also designs, builds and integrates test fixtures in collaboration with the PCA/PCB supplier.


  • Participates on new product development teams to ensure design for manufacturing requirements are being met and manufacturing readiness activities are complete prior to design release.
  • Interacts with Product Development and Production Operations to launch new products, maintain common processes, methods, standards and introduce new design for manufacturing concepts to Product Development.
  • Works with Product Improvement and Production Operations to implement design changes needed to eliminate waste in current product fabrication, assembly manufacturing and test processes.
  • Responds to the daily demands of production by conducting root cause analysis and solving quality, product, and process related problems.
  • Interacts with external suppliers for selection and necessary problem solving activity.
  • Reviews schematics and PCA layouts, designs fixtures and functional tests for production PCAs. Reviews and approves PCB stackups from the supplier. Participates in electrical and firmware first article approval process.
  • Initiates design changes to increase product manufacturability and documentation accuracy. Updates documentation (drawings, BoMs, Work Instructions, etc.) using the Product Change Order process. Manages redline drawings through PCO completion.
  • Generates and maintains process documentation including work instructions, BoMs, procedures, and drawings. Develops and revises work instructions from input provided by assembly technicians and by leading and participating in production builds.
  • Manages internal production routers in Visibility (TechnipFMC Schilling's MRP system).
  • Develop new manufacturing capabilities based on product design, materials, fabrication, tooling, fixturing, production equipment, assembly methods, safety and quality requirements.
  • Applies and promotes TPS and lean product and process development methodologies (LPPD) to continuously improve current manufacturing processes and transition new products into production.
  • Participates in implementing assembly cells and production processes aligned with TPS/ Lean principles.
  • Troubleshoots electrical and electronic issues on our products in the factory shop floor.
  • Other duties, as required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment with components and systems. Five (5) years preferred.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with electrical, electromechanical and electronic components and systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of IPC-2220 or IPC-600 design of printed circuit boards. Experience with PCB & PCA fabrication.
  • Experience with circuit design, schematic capture and PCA layout in CAD software such as Altium
  • Experience in test fixture and tooling design.
  • Experience with low voltage signals and/or high power applications.
  • Strong drawings and schematics reading skills.
  • Familiarity with bills of materials (BoM), engineering change orders (ECO), product change orders (PCO) and manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems.
  • Familiarity with soldering. Two (2) years of experience preferred.
  • Experience with transitioning new products from design to production release.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, leadership, problem solving, project management and collaboration skills.
  • Experience working in standardized manufacturing processes based on TPS or Lean manufacturing concepts and methodologies strongly preferred.
  • Experience in lean process, product development and statistical process control tools strongly preferred.


  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, listen and speak for long periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity using hands, fingers, and arms to push, pull, reach, grab, hold, and lift.
  • Wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and other personal protective equipment as needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequent use of PC.

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