Date Posted
06 May 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham is seeking a highly motivated Manufacturing Engineering II that will be responsible for supporting Operations in a fast-paced work environment and providing engineering guidance on design solutions that will help meet our customer needs.
Typical responsibilities include creating and maintaining process documentation, inspecting and assessing defective hardware, maintaining production fixtures and tools, optimizing production flow to meet program deliverables, and supporting the production function on technical issues that arise. This position is located in Lansdale, PA.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishes and maintains production routings and detailed assembly work instructions.
  • Supports production by resolving technical issues with engineering.
  • Support new product introductions thru engineering design reviews and production implementation.
  • Assists in the monitoring of daily production activities and recommends/implements product and/or process improvements to enhance the efficiency of operations.
  • Evaluates capacity requirements for assembly tooling, fixtures, and equipment to support manufacturing operations.
  • Assists/Leads in equipment and production floor layout activities to promote an efficient flow of product and minimize production lead times through various assembly operations.
  • Assists in capital equipment requirements forecasting, develops ROI analysis reports, prepares capital equipment requests, and documents/maintains equipment operating procedures.
  • Practices continuous improvement methodologies including lean manufacturing, root cause problem solving, value stream mapping, etc. to improve production efficiencies and key performance metrics.
  • Occasional travel as needed, up to 5%.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with MS Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point), SolidWorks, AutoCAD or similar experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) to Four (4) years’ experience as a Manufacturing Engineer within a manufacturing environment focused on operations and manufacturing engineering
  • Aerospace or Defense Experience
  • Electro-Mechanical product experience
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques and principles
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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