Manufacturing Engineering Manager

    • BAE Systems
  • Louisville, KY
  • Posted 32 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
USD 127,900.00 - 217,400.00 per year
Full Time


Manufacturing engineering
Process improvement
Numerical control
Effective communication
Organizational skills
Lean manufacturing
Problem solving
Project management
Information Technology
Customer support
Software development
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Job Details

Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for a high energy leader to support our machining product lines. This individual will be responsible for working with other M.E. (Manufacturing Engineer) to help drive efficient processes and maintaining a safe working environment. The Lead Principal CNC Programmer/ Manufacturing Engineer Manager plays a crucial role in optimizing workflow, troubleshooting issues along with provide programming support for the factory across all components, processed and machines.
  • Generate and maintain CNC programs utilizing NX-CAM or other software. This could include multi-axis milling, turning, grinding and/or EDM.
  • Verify new CNC programs prior to release on the shop floor.
  • Provide CNC related support to other M.E. (Manufacturing Engineer) and provide support during new, rebuilt machine, startup and or process improvements.
  • Provide daily support in the form of CNC programming and troubleshooting support to the shop floor.
  • Support and implement tooling & fixturing requirements associated with CNC machine tools.
  • Generate and support workstation instructions (methods) for CNC related issues.
  • Initiate and lead process improvement projects to improve safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Provide guidance in the implementation and expansion of CNC/CAM technology.
  • Provide effective communication to appropriate team members when needed.
  • Work effectively as an individual and in a team-based environment in a matrixed organization.
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment while embracing and driving positive change inside and outside the organization when appropriate.
  • Train other programmers as needed.
  • Manage a team of programmers/manufacturing engineer personal.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree, associate degree, or Apprentice Graduate in a machining related program, or HS diploma (or equivalent) w/ 4-8 years' experience with graphical based CAM software
  • Extensive knowledge of 5-axis CNC part programming in Siemens NX CAM software.
  • Experience supporting low volume, multi-mix, complex application setup for large structure machining.
  • Applications and operation/user knowledge of CNC equipment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Lean manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications, and inspection instructions to determine product conformance requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Ability to assist other M.E. (Manufacturing Engineer) to run new machining programs.
  • Extensive knowledge in cutting tool design, selection, application.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or Machine Tool Technology.
  • Experience creating 5-axis CNC programs using a CAM (preferably NX) system.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with high-level machine tool controls including sub-routine(macro), probing and variable based programming, also CLM (closed loop machining)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with solid models (preferably NX)
  • Experience using CNC verification/machine simulation software.
  • Strong familiarity with multiple machine controls including Fanuc,
  • Demonstrated proficiency interpreting drawing requirements.
  • Knowledge of post-processor development and debugging, preferably NX Post Configurator.
  • Strong problem solving and organization skills, with above average shop math skills in geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple levels of the organization, both verbally and through written communication.
  • Ability to multi-task and productively manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Self-motivated and self-driven proven project leadership.
  • Ability to accept new challenges, take ownership, and make decisions.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $127900 - $217400

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.