Belcan Lead Manufacturing Engineer in Newton, Kansas

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number: 218794

Category: Aerospace


Manufacturing Engineer Job in Wichita, KS

Direct Full-Time

Belcan is a leading provider of qualified personnel to many of the world's most respected enterprises. We offer excellent opportunities for contract/temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct assignments in the technical, IT, professional, and clerical fields. We are the employer of choice for thousands worldwide. Our overriding goal is to provide quality staffing solutions that help people, organizations, and communities succeed.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Belcan is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer in Newton, KS. In this role, you will be working in Manufacturing Engineer role with a focus in Composites Automation. You will be responsible for manufacturing automation support from initial quotes to finished product.

Job Duties/Responsbilities:

*Prepare designs for manufacture or quote using various CAD/CAM software and automation application specific software.

*Generate and release digital engineering definition required for quoting and manufacturing automation, i.e. models for tooling, nested ply cutting, projection, machining (3&5-Axis), inspection (CMM), and assembly.

*Directly assist the production team with set up and operational support.

*Manage the effectivity and release of automation files, i.e. ply nesting, laser projection, oven/autoclave programs, machining programs, and associated set up sheets and or work instructions.

*Validate programming, and automation test runs as well as first article support.

*Develop coherent and cohesive indexing and manufacturing plans in coordination with production to optimize the use of automation where practical and cost effective.

*Create written and illustrated manufacturing plans, bills of material and purchase specifications per engineering drawings and specifications.

*Develop rough order of magnitude estimates and full technical build plans in support of final quotes to engineering drawings and specifications.

*Develop new and improve existing manufacturing processes for composite parts.

*Communicate with customers to resolve engineering issues related to manufacturing processes, drawings, and specifications.

*Provide Project Management responsibilities as assigned.

*Participate in material review board activities related to discrepant parts including root cause & corrective actions.

*Support Production in delivery of products to customers on schedule.

*Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Needed:

*B. S. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required, or equivalent engineering discipline with relevant experience.

*Five plus years composite manufacturing automation engineering experience preferred.

*Product design and development experience preferred.

*"Hands-on" skills with composite manufacturing automation equipment.

*Excellent organizational and communication skills

*Must be a strong team player.

*Stable employment history is required.

*Familiarity with ISO, AS9100 and NADCAP desired.

*Proficiency in CATIA V5 CPE and CPM, Fibersim, SURFCAM, Mastercam, SOLIDWORKS, Oracle, and Verisurf software

*Experience with composite assembly a plus.

*Must be a US Citizen

Belcan is a team-driven Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. For more information, please visit our website at


Location: Newton , KS

Minimum Experience (yrs): 5+

Required Education: Bachelor (BA, BS...)


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