Manufacturing Engineer/Level III Engineer

Job Description


Primary Responsibilities:
Key engineering principal responsible for project management developing technical vision of essential manufacturing solutions. Provides creative insight into meeting challenging customer demands through specialized tooling & fixturing. Provides rich environment for L2 & L1 engineers to expand understanding of engineering, manufacturing and inspection methods to distinguish KVI in exceeding customer requirements beyond the print. Comprehensive knowledge of successful manufacturing methodologies across multiple disciplines (Production Milling/Turning/Swiss/EDM/Gear Cutting/Broaching/Die Stamping/Molding, etc.). Programming. Thorough understanding of heat treating, metallurgy as it relates to material selection for different designs and uses of parts & tooling, finishing and other post-manufacturing processes and how they impact manufacturing. Excellent competence in understanding/executing design, and the related geometric tolerances, tolerance stacking, form, fit and functionality required to understand our customers' needs beyond the print. Also acts as a design liaison with customers providing technical guidance.

Essential Duties:
I am paid to Think!
Develops and write process plans to produce highly complex parts produced in up to 5 Axis milling and multi axis mill turns and swiss up to 13 axes.
Inspection Plan engineering.
Clear understanding of lights out machining concepts to execute design and implementation of production plans.
Programming & Associated Documentation
Key leadership and visionary in fostering creative technical manufacturing solutions for customers and internal applications.
Ability to see past part requirements to provide technical solutions that create value for KVI and our customers in exceeding customer requirements.
Provides tolerance guidance to customers and internally for process control requirements required for process planning and control.
Designs functional gaging, workholding and custom fixtures.
Works with customers to understand their needs and provide creative, cost-effective solutions.
Provides guidance and training to Level 2 and Level 1 engineers to enhance engineering acumen in key processes, fixturing, tooling, and cutting tool design.
Extremely comfortable creating solutions on PC based applications and software.
Provides expertise to Manufacturing to solve critical challenges (Problem Solving).
Supports Sales by developing creative solutions to address customer challenges and acting as a technical liaison for estimating.
Supports Quality Assurance by developing creating solutions and create and address demanding inspection plans and problems.
MRB authority for non-conforming product disposition (Effective Date: TBD)
Set Up Swiss Machines
Training Swiss Machine operators.

Secondary Duties:
Essential Duties for Engineer, Level 2
Troubleshoots Quality and Manufacturing process plans for efficient and effective solutions

Physical Demands:
Ability to sit at computer workstation for extended periods of time.

Education/Skill/Experience Required:
15 plus years as toolmaker/machinist/designer. Extensive experience with CAD (Solidworks; AUTOCAD; or other solid modelling software) & CAM (MasterCAM; GibbsCAM; Surfcam, or other similar) systems and interface with machine tools. Broad manufacturing experience in machining, and EDM. Mechanical Engineering degree a plus.

Company Description
At KVI we've created a unique company culture based on our relentless pursuit of excellence. We recruit for fit to this culture. We drive this culture daily. What our customers get from it as a result, is a competitive team like no other. Our performance results prove it. It's what we believe in. It's how we serve our customers. It's our Keys to Success!
KVI is a leader in the Aerospace and Medical Device marketplace. We are seeking talented, innovative, high spirited, and motivated people to fulfill our Company Mission. If you enjoy creating things and have a strong work ethic, this may be the right position for you. We offer competitive compensation for highly qualified applicants and great benefits . We offer an excellent collaborative work environment that is clean with hi tech equipment. We offer manufacturing training programs. Our company culture speaks for itself.
Initiative, good character and a complimentary fit are important to us. The cornerstone of our company culture is our extraordinary people dedicated to delivering outstanding services to our customer. At KVI: People Matter, Quality First, Integrity Always.
Here are some of the Advantages to being a TEAM Member at KVI:
1.A strong Organizational Culture defined by '36 KVI Keys for Success.'
a. Visit http://www.kvi-med.com/employee/ and http://www.kvi-med.com/ (Scroll down to 'The KVI Keys To Success' to see all our KEYS.)
Scroll down further to 'Awesome EMPLOYEES' and view current Employee Testimonials.
2.Market (+) Wages and Benefits
3.Clean, Organized, environmentally controlled Facility.
4.A Place where you can GROW professionally and personally:
a. Modern Equipment with automation capabilities provides our employees the latest technology to learn and excel to improve their bottom line.
b. Company provided on-going training and identifies new opportunities for training:
c. KVI Training Program & Registered Apprenticeship Program run by KVI Director of Training
d. Be a part of a team where you can learn and contribute. Our average Industry experience is over 28 years.
5.KVI of the Future Program. A professionally facilitated program that listens to our KVI Millennial Generation Team. They address Attracting and Retaining Millennial talent as well as focus on modern technology that KVI needs to be aware of and implement to stay competitive. We teach manufacturing business concepts and work together with management to solve company issues
6.KVI Legacy Team - Our mature journeyman group that oversees and implements changes to our training documentation. They also meet 6X per year to define training opportunities, knowledge transfer items and also to discuss and solve company issues.
7.The RIGHT TOOLS available when you need them.
8. Your Voice is heard by:
a. Weekly KVI Keys Meetings
b .Open Door to the Top Policy
9. Annual Employee Evaluations and regular Feedback.
10. KVI: Where People Matter, Quality First, Integrity Always is what we LIVE!
11. Be a part of a TEAM that succeeds where others fail. Based on (2) independent studies by Wharton Business School
Our firm is a successful, growing, ultra high precision, and quality driven CNC machining facility. We are AS-9100, ISO-9000 and ISO-13485 Certified. The work environment is fast paced, challenging, rewarding and exciting. We rely on individual integrity and a strong work ethic to provide the attitude and skills needed to satisfy our customers in a very demanding marketplace.
We offer excellent pay, a bright/clean & modern shop with some of the newest machine tools available in our marketplace. You can become a valuable part of this organization.
KVI is subject to numerous DoD and ITAR regulations, accordingly, Applicants will be subject to a thorough background check and drug-testing.
Please email your resume, references and salary history.

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