Manufacturing Engineer

Torrance, CA
Production – Manufacturing /
Full-time /
On-site
 
Divergent is a technology company that has architected, invented, built, and commercialized an end-to-end factory system called the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS™) that comprehensively uses machine learning to optimally engineer, additively manufacture, and flexibly assemble complex integrated vehicle structures and subsystems. Products created using DAPS are superior in performance, lower in cost, rapidly customizable to meet mission and customer-specific requirements, faster to market, and scalable on demand to high volume production. Divergent is a qualified Tier 1 supplier to global automotive OEMs, and Divergent is now expanding to support mission critical needs in the Aerospace and Defense sector.
 

Purpose of Job:
This role will operate as the manufacturing owner for processes and programs currently without representation. This position will parent emerging customer programs from development through production to ensure viability and preparedness. The manufacturing engineer composes and executes all elements of production: process design and qualification, design for manufacturing, tool design and fabrication, work center layout, equipment/machinery, and process documentation.
 
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
·         Lead prototype builds for concept and pre-production parts. Provide all production inputs to fabricate first article parts including process design & qualification, tool/fixture design,  equipment/machinery, create procedures, and guide builds as the project manager.
·         Operate as the manufacturing owner for processes including additive manufacturing, CNC machining, adhesive cure, general assembly, and vehicle integration. Develop the resources under your ownership, write work instructions, provide floor support, and diagnose issues for corrective action.
·         Provide DFM feedback for prototype parts and offer design recommendations to reduce cost and complexity.
·         Create quality documents such as control plans and PFMEAs. Use these quality tools to identify areas for improvement and implement process upgrades.
·         Use customer requirements to define production processes for new programs. Research, design, and implement new program-specific processes where required. Use industrial engineering tools to plan, layout, and establish work centers for new resources.
·         Design tooling for lifting/handling, machining, cure, inspection, and general assembly. 
·         Perform process planning such as capacity analysis, line balancing, factory simulation, time studies, and process sequencing.
 
$120,000 - $140,000 a year
Skills:
·         Technical background in additive manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, medical, or similar manufacturing environment.
·         Strong CAD skills including modeling, assemblies, and surfacing (NX preferred)
·         Exceptional in the creation of overall manufacturing strategy for first article parts
·         Prior experience designing fixturing for additively manufactured parts (or castings)
·         Strong familiarity with metallic fabrication processes including CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, heat treatment, coating, welding, and general assembly.
·         Experience in a prototype environment bringing parts from concept to maturity.
·         Able to use basic metrology and hand tools (calipers, bore gauges, etc.), read drawings, and understand GD&T.
·         General understanding of automotive systems preferred-



What You’ll Get :

Holistic Compensation Package: Enjoy a world-class compensation package that includes a competitive salary, equity plan, and annual bonus opportunities, ensuring you're truly valued for your contributions. 
Wellness and Time Off: Embrace a healthy lifestyle with paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays, including a year-end shutdown to recharge. We support growing families with paid parental leave, recognizing the importance of bonding time. 
Comprehensive Health and Wellness: Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health and wellness benefits, offering both HMO and Premium PPO options. Additionally, benefit from company-sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage for peace of mind. 
Investment in Growth: We're committed to your professional development. Take advantage of reimbursement opportunities for learning and development initiatives, empowering you to continuously expand your skill set and reach peak performance. 
Inclusive and Collaborative Environment: Join our inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company. Together, we're disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry, embracing diversity, and fostering innovation to reduce our footprint by integrating people and technology. 

 

Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Disclosures:
In order to adjust to changes in our business, it may become necessary to add, remove or modify certain duties and responsibilities, or to reassign you to another job position. From time to time you may be asked to work on special projects or to assist with other work. Your cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected. Divergent Technologies, Inc , Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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