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Manufacturing Engineer


This is an in-office position for hire at Inspired Flight’s HQ in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Job Description:

This role is at the core of the manufacturing team at Inspired Flight and will be part of a rapidly growing company in the growing UAV industry! The manufacturing engineer will be responsible for identifying and driving areas of improvement in engineering and production, maintaining high levels of manufacturing and product quality, designing new products and processes, as well as ensuring cost-efficiency and conformance with regulatory requirements.

The manufacturing engineer will need to create scalable, repeatable processes and systems to achieve the company goals and objectives. Inspired Flight is seeking a creative, open-minded, analytical engineer to fill this position.

A technical background is essential for this role, which requires BOM management, data analytics for process improvement, jig and fixture design and implementation, engineering change orders, and systematic improvements within QC/QA. Electronics (or related) manufacturing and assembly experience is required as this directly pertains to the cutting-edge technology we are developing and producing. This position will serve as the bridge between engineering and production departments. Effective communication, detail orientation, and systematic problem solving will be necessary for this role.

Typical Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and plan workflow, equipment placement, and space requirements to improve manufacturing efficiency
  • Create and improve final assembly manufacturing and testing processes related to mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic, wire harness assembly, etc.
  • Develop clear and concise work instructions for production processes
  • Evaluate quality control processes and make recommendations for improvements in quality control
  • Utilize six sigma and lean manufacturing tools that will lead to reduced downtime, increased production, and build a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Establish and maintain data collection and performance measurements to track performance in key areas.
  • Investigate production issues and recommend and implement corrective action.
  • Design and produce manufacturing tooling and bench testing quality control equipment
  • Act as the liaison between engineering and production through effective communication and organization
You’ll excel in this role if you:
  • Work well in a collaborative environment
  • Have work experience in composite manufacturing
  • Have work experience in electronics manufacturing and assembly
  • Enjoy fast-paced development and rapid feedback loops
  • Can concurrently manage multiple projects & deliverables
  • Have a strong attention to detail and effective communication
  • Lean Six Sigma experience or certification
Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, manufacturing, or related engineering (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; or at least four years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in electronics (or related field) manufacturing assembly is required for this position.
Salary & Benefits Offered
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off 
  • World Class Health, Dental, Vision Insurance Plan
  • 401k w/ 6% company match
  • Equity Stock Options
  • Quarterly Team Bonus Plan

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Equal Opportunity Employer 

Inspired Flight is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer that seeks to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neurodiversity, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.  

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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