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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Vantage Robotics
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Vantage Robotics is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer who will be responsible for the mechanical assembly DFM, circuit board level fixture and testing design and general process evaluation and improvement. Key focus will be to increase efficiency and quality through product and process improvements. This position will require a self starting individual that takes initiative and can be a sole contributor but also be able to work effectively in a team environment.
Our mission is to make the world a better and safer place by putting cutting edge drones and cameras into the hands of governments, companies, and first responders. We develop unprecedented airborne capabilities for missions ranging from wildlife monitoring to real-time visual intelligence.
What does Vantage Robotics offer you?
Youll be joining a small team of supportive, collaborative, and high performing professionals. Its a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients and our organization alongside thoughtful, intelligent, respectful individuals who lead with empathy, curiosity, and optimism. We place a high value on communication and respect, and have a culture of owning and learning from our mistakes. We work hard but we intentionally allow our community to pause, create and connect. We encourage our team to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy and creativity to drive their career here at Vantage Robotics.
Things you will do

  • Plan, develop, implement, and maintain manufacturing processes for existing and future products
  • Develop and design factory fixture and jigs for assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • Control all activities in SMT and final production processes for electronic products, including RF
  • products
  • Create, validate, and maintain clear and up-to-date manufacturing work instructions and quality
  • control specifications
  • Work with Development Engineering on DFM of assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • Ensure that product design and manufacturing requirements are met by the CM manufacturing
  • process
  • Provide detailed process guidelines to the CM and evaluate the CM process to ensure all
  • requirements are met
  • Verify ECO implementation at CM premises (product BOMs and manufacturing related process
  • documentation)
  • Participate in the development and integration of quality and product documentation
  • Interface to Design Engineering and CM for all technical issues related to product manufacturing,
  • test, and quality
  • Manage NPI builds and product releases on behalf of manufacturing
  • Provide training to CM related to product documentation and manufacturing requirements
  • Review new product releases for Production readiness and accuracy of product and process
  • documentation
  • Author and control product and process quality through detailed written procedures and work
  • instructions
  • Work with component suppliers on new part releases and process development
  • Verify test process at factories
  • Drive value engineering initiatives

    We anticipate your qualifications and skills will include
    • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial engineering preferred
    • Manufacturing/design experience around injection molding and 3D printing.
    • At least 3 years experience in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or product
    • development
    • Experience evaluating and developing manufacturing processes in parallel with engineering
    • development
    • Experience delivering products from design to production
    • Experience developing processes and procedures
    • Preferred proficiency with In-circuit board level testing and final functional testing
    • Strong analytical and documentation skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to manage variety of tasks
    • In-depth understanding of electronic products, design, engineering, manufacturing, and
    • manufacturing test engineering processes
    • Knowledge of DFx and SPC principles and methods
    • Experience setting up quality improvement programs
    • Aerospace experience is a plus
      About Vantage RoboticsVantage makes UAVs and UAV components for customers, including the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, FBI, NASA, DEA, and CNN. Our first product, Snap, achieved a landmark FAA waiver for commercial flight over people. Our second product, Vesper, was one of five products selected by the Pentagon for use by the federal government. We're currently making the next generation micro drone for the U.S. Army's $100M Soldier Borne Sensor Program and a family of modular micro-gimbals as part of the Pentagon's Blue UAS program.
      Vantage has been awarded over $14M in R&D contracts over the last two years and raised $15M in venture funding. The company has strong backing from VCs who previously backed Twitter and Zoom,the founder of Insitu, and the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit. We are a team of Stanford engineers, DARPA Grand Challenge winners, IDEO and Volkswagen alums, NASA roboticists, 3D printer designers, and pioneering software developers. We're also ardent kite surfers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, surfers, and award winning pilots. We work to achieve ambitious goals but also to achieve meaningful lives.As a human-centered organization, we are committed to working with people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.Agencies and Recruiters: We cannot consider your candidate(s) without a contract in place. Any resumes received without having an active agreement will be considered gratis referrals to us. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!by Jobble

Keywords: Vantage Robotics, San Leandro , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , San Leandro, California

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