Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Calnetix is a growing engineering and manufacturing company located in Southern California.  We are making a positive contribution to society and the environment by helping to change the way the world harvests and utilizes energy.  We enable OEMs across a wide range of industries to enhance and differentiate their current products and to innovate toward creating new products and markets.  In partnership with OEMs, we utilize our innovative, high-speed motor generator technologies to help meet industry demand for more energy-efficient products that reduce energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions and enhance energy security.

We are currently seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer, who will provide mechanical and electrical support for the manufacturing operations of Calnetix high-speed motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearing systems.  The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for all routers, procedures (i.e. work instructions), tooling and fixtures required for manufacturing operations; to work with shop personnel and engineering for successful system design integration, cost reduction, improved lead times, delivery and support of component and assembly fabrication.


  • Apply continuous improvement methods, such as lean manufacturing and Six Sigma to enhance the manufacturing quality, reliability, and cost effectiveness of the business

  • Generate, manage and drive continuous improvement of all manufacturing documents and processes, including work instructions, manufacturing routers, inspection forms, etc.

  • Guide and train technicians in new processes and procedures

  • Participate in a cross-functional Change Control Board (CCB) to review and approve engineering drawings for production release

  • Design and revise production tooling to improve efficiency and reduce product cost

  • Apply Design for Manufacturability (DFM) principles to new and existing product developments

  • Champion root cause and corrective action investigations to minimize escapes and the Cost of Poor Quality

  • Participate in the Material Review Board (MRB) to evaluate and disposition non-conforming hardware

  • Complete Manufacturing Readiness Reviews (MRRs) and Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs) for new and existing product developments

  • Creatively engage in a cross-functional product development team

  • Up to 10% travel required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • In depth understanding of the design of high-speed rotating electrical machinery, manufacturing processes (including casting, machining, grinding, welding, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, and inspection techniques), process piping and equipment, and pressurized assemblies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong team and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient using ERP systems, GlobalShop preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

  • Experience with MS Project is a plus

  • Able to design and modify production tooling using GD&T and 3D CAD software, experience with SolidWorks and SolidWorks PDM preferred

  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience is a plus

  • Open to developing new skills and taking on new responsibilities

  • Requires bachelor of science degree in a technical field (Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering preferred) or equivalent education/experience

  • A minimum of 15 years of progressive and related experience required in an ISO 9001 production environment

  • Production management experience a plus

Disclaimer - Description stated above, may not contain all of the actual skills requirements and/or abilities that are required of this position

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