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Manufacturing Engineer


Applications Engineer


Sterling, Virginia, United States


Leidos is looking for key personnel to support the design, qualification and build of critical control systems for our Defense Department customers! Our work today supports the warfighter tomorrow! We have a light touch, high mix, low rate of production facility where we design and qualify new products (electro-mechanical products and components), and build and provide support for up to 10+ years.

As the Manufacturing Engineer (ME) you will be part of the leadership team, reporting to the Production Manager, but work closely with Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance, and Project Management staff. Duties require application of engineering & manufacturing principles, analysis, and techniques to optimize the production line and drive results. This position typically works under general supervision and direction. Incumbents of this position regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making authority. Primary responsibilities include various activities to make the production workflow smoother and more efficient, detailed below.

Primary Responsibilities

• Establishes manufacturing sequences, processes, and develops required tooling and test fixtures for the completion of all elements of deliverable program hardware.

• Provides on-going floor support and coordinates efforts in producibility and continuous process and product improvement. Subject Matter Expert in multiple process areas.
• Reviews and interprets engineering drawings, performance and product specifications, electronic files, supplier component specifications and applicable design information.
• Extracts and develops manufacturing concepts and methods that will support customer and company requirements from electrical and mechanical drawings and related engineering data that defines multi-indentured assemblies and systems.
• Provides input in concurrent engineering design activities to ensure producibility at the production phase of manufacturing.
• Determine critical processes on which to perform trend analysis. Performs trend analysis on these processes to determine compliance to contractual requirements and to improve the manufacturing processes and capabilities.
• Supports the coordination of all elements of Material Review Board (MRB) efforts to implement corrective and preventive action.
• Creates assembly instructions to load into our Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or Build Assembly documentation, and identifies opportunities for process improvement.
• Develops manufacturing processes with formalized metrics that lead towards Lean and Six Sigma.
• Applies lean manufacturing techniques to reduce cost and waste.
• Collaborates with Engineering Department to implement Design For Assembly (DFA) concepts, participates in engineering technical reviews (as required), supports First Article production, and develops the initial assembly work instructions for each new product.
• Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
• Supports QA in Investigations of failures/defects, supports root cause analysis and implements corrective actions to support continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications

  • Eight+ years of experience designing or building electro-mechanical assemblies in an ISO 9001 or AS9100 production environment.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Management/leadership experience working with multiple disciplines to achieve common goals.
  • Experiencing setting up shop floors for varying production models (cell, assembly line, etc.) for optimal efficiency
  • Able to read and comprehend engineering drawings, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures.
  • Can produce assembly and test documentation for the assigned products (with support from Engineering and Quality Assurance).
  • Experience in producibility engineering/ DFA in an electro-mechanical environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software
  • Able to obtain a Secret security clearance. Must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in Industrial Technology, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related discipline plus related experience listed above.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Microsoft SharePoint® experience
  • Deltek Costpoint® ERP experience
  • PTC Windchill® PLM experience
  • iBase-t Solumina™ MES experience
  • CAD proficiency; Dassault Systéms SolidWorks® preferred.
  • Practitioner experience using a Manufacturing Execution System/MES; Solumina preferred.

Experience creating and conducting training curriculum for production team

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.