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Manufacturing Engineer, CNC Production

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01332185 Date posted 07/16/2019 City Danbury State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


HCT04: ISR Systems - Danbury 100 Wooster Heights Rd, Danbury, CT, 06810 USA
Come join a company where what you do makes a difference.  For over 50 years, Collins Aerospace in Danbury, CT has forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe.  We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Collaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers’ requirements.  We believe in our mission and we believe in supporting our employees.  We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits.  Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place.

We at Mission Systems, a division of Collins Aerospace, are world leaders in high reliability, space-based, electro-optical systems, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities that are critical to our nation’s security.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer, CNC Production at our Danbury, CT facility.

In this role you will be part of the Optical Manufacturing team which is responsible for producing precision optics and optical assemblies.  As an experienced CNC / Production Engineer, you will be part of a team which includes opticians, metrologists, machinists, technicians, technologists and engineers.  This position will expose you to various optical manufacturing assignments supporting multiple business units.  The core of the assignment is to provide standardization to CNC programming techniques, protocols, data storage and efficiencies through the employment of best industry practices.  Major duties include manufacture of optics as well as evaluation and refinement of existing CNC practices.  Work with Data Management and Information Assurance to establish appropriate protocols for file and data management in support of the CNC group. 

Specifically, your role will be to:
• Define and develop CNC manufacturing programs and process work instructions
• Incorporate tool changing, onboard tough probe and metrology into existing production work cell
• Manufacturing high precision optics on CNC manufacturing equipment in accordance with manufacturing documentation, process documentation and technical requirements
• Develop manufacturing processes on CNC machinery (e.g., grinders, polishers, multi-axis machining centers, etc.)
• Serve as a subject matter expert concerning new manufacturing acquisitions
• Identify problems and recommend solutions on a variety of the more complex CNC / manufacturing issues
• Draw upon your experience and knowledge of machine control and programming to improve processes and identify opportunities to enhance product quality and increasing efficiency
• Work in partnership with Optical Methods Engineers with process refinements and enhancements
• Incorporate lean manufacturing principles and tools

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience in a manufacturing or technical area

• 5+ years of relevant experience in CAD/CAM programming and CNC manufacturing.
• Thorough understanding of various machine control systems, also GD&T
• Ability to follow manufacturing instructions in the production of optics and optical assemblies
• Ability to apply basic manufacturing skills in the production, inspection and test of optics and optical product
• Proficiency with technical information (e.g., blueprints, process specifications and instructions)
• Ability to track critical machine parameters and implement changes for enhancing productivity and product yield
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Must have basic computer skills


United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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