Manufacturing Engineer

Doral, FL, USA ● Miami, FL, USA ● Phoenix, AZ, USA ● South Bend, IN, USA ● Wichita, KS, USA Req #3215
Friday, March 15, 2024


SUMMARY:  The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and optimization of manufacturing processes and systems for aircraft components and systems. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient and cost-effective production of high-quality aviation products, adhering to strict regulatory standards and OEM specifications.




Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and approve suppliers’ dimensional inspections plans.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure all required process approvals have been approved.
  • Perform cost analysis and evaluate supplier cost proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with suppliers to resolve delivery and supply issues caused by processing and manufacturing problems.
  • Review parts across all outlines and categorize into part families.
  • Perform make/buy analysis.
  • Collaborate with design engineering teams to develop manufacturing processes for aircraft components and systems, ensuring manufacturability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Utilize CAD/CAM software to create and optimize manufacturing layouts and tooling designs.
  • Establish and implement quality control measures and inspection procedures to ensure compliance with OEM specifications, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (e.g., FAA, EASA). Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions to address quality issues and non-conformities.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and subcontractors to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality materials, components, and subsystems. Evaluate supplier capabilities, conduct audits, and provide technical support to resolve manufacturing-related issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years of traditional manufacturing processes and techniques experience in the aviation industry, preferably with an OEM or aerospace manufacturer.
  • OR an additional 3 years of engineering experience in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of special processes such as welding, brazing, heat treatment, anodizing, plating, passivation, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of tooling and gaging control and traditional dimensional inspection methods.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and technologies relevant to aerospace component manufacturing (e.g., machining, composites, additive manufacturing).
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and statistical process control (SPC) techniques for process optimization and quality improvement.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex manufacturing issues and implement effective solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and external stakeholders.




  • 9+ years of engineering experience within the aviation industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of additive manufacturing a plus.
  • Experience with advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), automation, robotics, and digital manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of aerospace industry standards and specifications for materials, processes, and product certification (e.g., MIL-SPEC, ASTM, SAE).
  • Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems for production planning, inventory management, and resource optimization in aerospace manufacturing environments.
  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma or other relevant quality management methodologies.



  • The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Time Off: Enjoy Paid Time Off to relax and recharge.

Family Support: We offer Paid Maternity Leave and Paid Bonding Leave, along with access to our Employee Assistance Program, ensuring your family’s well-being.

Education: Pursue your educational goals with Tuition Reimbursement for Undergrad, Technical, and Graduate Programs.

Financial Security: We offer a 401(k) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan to secure your financial future.

Healthcare: Your health is essential, and we provide Health, Dental, and Vision Care.

Flexible Spending: Take advantage of HSA, FSA, and Dependent Care plans for added flexibility.

Insurance: We've got you covered with Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance.

Competitive Salaries: Your hard work is rewarded with competitive salaries. Ready to be part of a company that values you as much as your skills and expertise?

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  • Job Family Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Doral, FL, USA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • South Bend, IN, USA
  • Wichita, KS, USA