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Aerotek Sr Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, California


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will ensure that plastic consumables are designed for manufacturability and can be successfully transferred from R&D to manufacturing. This position is also responsible for manufacturing process development, implementing pilot and high-volume production lines, and sustaining manufacturing per operational requirements. This is a cross-functional role that will manage contract service providers to support production lime implementation and will provide technical assistance to others as needed related to manufacturing capabilities. This role is also required to demonstrate a heightened sense of urgency in resolving matters related to manufacturing and contribute positively in a fast-paced operations environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in product design efforts to ensure that design for manufacturability is incorporated into platform consumables and that selected raw materials are compatible with proposed manufacturing processes.

  • Define manufacturing specifications and collaborate with contract service providers to develop manufacturing processes, define process specifications, and demonstrate process feasibility using prototype equipment.

  • Generate manufacturing specifications to support production line implementation and scale-up. Develop scale-up strategies that leverage manual, semi-manual and fully automated equipment designs. Ensure equipment designs incorporate systems to ensure product quality.

  • Collaborate with Operations management to identify, secure and sustain contract manufacturers for high-volume manufacturing of consumables.

  • Generate work packages including product specifications, drawings, production and facility requirements to support request for quotes, scope of work and other contract documentation.

  • Develop and lead initiatives to achieve manufacturing cost objectives including optimization strategies for production yield, material and labor usage, and implementation of factory metrics.

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 8+ years’ experience in Medical Device high-volume manufacturing

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in New Product introductions

  • Must be able to resolve moderately complex technical problems independently and progressively gain the sills to solve complex problems with minimum supervision.

  • Knowledge and ability to use computer applications that include Solid Works, MS Word, Excel and Project. May include Lab View and statistical analysis software.

  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic knowledge of regulations governing medical device assembly and design.

  • Must have experience with validations, technical writing, Six Sigma, 5S, OEE and DOE.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of machine function, electro-mechanical and controls.

  • Must take a proactive approach to the performance of job assignments with minimal input from supervision. This position requires decision making to a level that can affect overall manufacturing efficiency, which may impact direct cost margins.

  • Must have knowledge of mechanical design and plastic injection molding.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.