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Hands-On Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Deering Banjo Company
Location: Spring Valley
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Deering Banjo Company is embarking on a journey to significantly review and improve all aspects of our production process and facility. We are looking for a career-minded person to fill this exciting new role. And as the world's largest manufacturer of American Made banjos, we take a great deal of pride in the quality of our instruments and ensuring that our customers get only the best banjos in the world.We are a family-owned and operated US business, which understands that each of our 40 team members is as individual as the grain that runs through a piece of maple or walnut, and we will always recognize and respect this. We have fun, we work hard, and take on everything we do as a team.Deering combines traditional handwork with modern CNC production of a variety of materials including wood, steel, and brass. Our focus for the foreseeable future is to revitalize our existing manufacturing processes, tooling, and design, to not only allow us to produce an extremely consistent product but to expand our product offerings and to streamline each stage of the manufacturing process.We are looking for a hands-on Manufacturing Engineer to steer us through the unchartered waters of reimagining our current processes, building new tooling for our production line, and significantly optimizing production efficiency.Key Roles & ResponsibilitiesWork alongside key stakeholders (Production, Marketing, Sales, Finance) to improve existing manufacturing processes, as well as the development of new processes to support new products.Implement dedicated tools for manufacturing, from initial design, through to creation and installation.Responsible for the design and implementation of machine improvements, as well as making recommendations for new machine installation.Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and technologies, tooling, and inspection processes to suggest improvements.Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.As required, be responsible for all associated documentation; including, however not limited to, the following: Manufacturing Procedures, Change Notifications, Programming Files management, and organization.Skills & ExperienceYou will possess the following skills sets:Experienced in any form of 3D Modeling- Solidworks, Fusion 360, etcProficient CAM skillsProficient CAD skills: Autocad, DesignCAD, Mastercam or G-code knowledgeProficient Machining knowledge and skill in running Fadal and Haas CNC millsIdeally able to run Manual Mills and Lathes.Proficient in mechanical design and troubleshooting.Familiar with Lean Manufacturing principles and implementation.Familiarity with Windows 10, with complete Office O365 Suite, including knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet softwareDatabase knowledge is a plusExperience with metal work/welding and steel machiningFamiliarity with woodworking is a plusAny additional programming skills C, C++, Python, are a plusFamiliarity with stringed musical instruments is a plusAn interest in any relevant hobbies or activities that utilize your skillsets, and demonstrate a natural hands-on inclination towards engineering and improvement (vehicle maintenance, carpentry, metalwork, model airplane design etc...)TraitsYou will also be able to demonstrate the following traits:An analytical mindsetCreativity in problem-solvingPatiencePride in their workHonestyDedicationHighly OrganizedCommunicativeFriendlinessBenefitsDeering Banjo Company has been family-owned and operated in the US for over 45 years. Deering offers a fun, relaxed yet professional working environment where every member of the team has a personal desire to see the company succeed on every level and achieve its objectives.Our benefits include Healthcare Plans, 401K, PTO accrual as well as employee banjo lessons and the opportunity to build a banjo of your choice.Job Type: Full-time, on-siteHours: To be coordinated at time of hireReports to: CEO''Work RemotelyNoJob Type: Full-timePay: From $65,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceEmployee discountHealth insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:We are aligning ourselves with the advice of state and local health orders as approriate.Application Question(s):How many years of welding experience do you have? Please Specify examples of welding.Can you operate a manual lathe or mill?Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:SolidWorks (or similar): 2 years (Required)CAD Programming: 2 years (Required)CAM Programming: 2 years (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Deering Banjo Company, San Diego , Hands-On Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Spring Valley, California

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