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Manufacturing Engineer-Programmer
Title:Manufacturing Engineer-Programmer
Location:Phoenix, AZ

The manufacturing engineer position develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.



  • Develop and maintain production shop floor CNC programs and source code.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, symbols and geometric tolerances based on military and commercial specifications.
  • Provides manufacturing support to shop floor personnel.
  • Prioritization and execution of engineering activities.
  • Tooling/fixture design and improvements to existing tooling and fixtures.
  • Investigate and corrective action of quality issues related to the manufacturing area
  • Manages engineering and process improvement projects and status via the engineering RAIL.
  • Provides document control support
  • Technical liaison with customer engineering and quality personnel
  • Supports the introduction of new equipment into the facility
  • Assist with lean implementation across the organization
Education and Work Experience


* BS in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or offline CNC programming is required 
* 5yrs CNC programming experience in a manufacturing environment using CAM system NX preferred (5-axis machining or more) is required
* Prior aerospace experience is preferred 
Essential Skills and Position Requirements 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ability to evaluate output of post processors to insure accuracy
  • Able to read blueprints and have experience with GD&T
  • Proficient in CAD/CAM systems, Unigraphics NX5/6 is preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office, Project, and CAD experience.
  • Must be familiar with specifications, and requirements for aerospace component manufacturing.
  • Knowledgeable of aerospace welding, heat treatment, machining, and special processes
  • Knowledgeable of tolerance stack analysis as applied to manufacturing operation development
  • Documented formal process improvement experience
  • Abide by established policies, plans, methods, procedures, deadlines, and priorities.
  • Must be dependable, professional, flexible, have a positive attitude and a solid work history.
  • Able to work extended hour and weekends as needed
  • Must be a US Citizen 
Northstar Aerospace is an EOE employer. 
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