Are you looking for a role where you can drive process improvements? Do you have a passion for avionics, manufacturing processes and technology, plus a drive for sustainability of both current and new products? This is what our Continuous Improvement Engineer - Avionics will own! You will be part of a fast-paced engineering and operations team comprised of all functional disciplines to bring current and new products to market. We are the perfect sized organization where you can make a difference and see your work come to life! We need a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to help position our company for new growth and improved social responsibility.

AvtechTyee offers great benefits and a focus on career development.  We’re backed by a corporation but with a small company feel and position ownership.  You will have the autonomy, ability to work with close-knit teams, and touch a wide variety of products and processes that you will never be bored. AvtechTyee believes that in-person interactions are necessary to support and drive innovation, productivity, cross-functional collaboration, effective communication, team cohesion, and employee engagement.  Working on site at the facility is required.

You will be working as part of our operations/electronics team, supporting our audio and avionics departments with exposure to our structures departments.

In this Role, you’ll get to:
  • Provide operations and troubleshooting support to improve manufacturing throughput and first pass yield
  • Create and manage manufacturing BOMs, routers and work instructions for complex and high value processes. Update BOMs consistently with changes in Agile.
  • Update documentation to ensure manufacturing errors do not occur
  • Work with Design Engineering to implement design changes as needed
  • Work with supplier quality and suppliers to ensure materials arrive in conforming product
  • Drive an attitude of continuous improvement focused on productivity; proactively looks for opportunities to improve the manufacturing and quality with little direction from supervision
  • May observe, analyze, and optimize product flow through the manufacturing process
  • Identify key capacity and quality constraints and address them with new machines, tooling, fixturing, or other solutions
  • Participate on the Material Review Board, assess and disposition non-conformances, conduct failure analysis, root cause analysis, and provide corrective action
  • Working proficiency with DFMEA and PFMEA methodology and implementation
  • Prioritize work based on company goals and production team needs
  • Prepare and present periodic status reports covering tasks accomplished and schedule of projects
  • Interface with sales, shop floor personnel, quality, operations, finance and plant maintenance regularly
  • Up to 20% travel may be required
  • Working directly with manufacturing operations, manufacturing technology, site IT, Quality, and other groups to understand business requirements for corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Create business and technical process maps to reflect the current state and proposed changes.
What you’ll Need to Succeed:
  • B.S. Manufacturing or Electronics Engineering or Similar degree
  • 5+ years of experience in the aerospace or other highly regulated manufacturing industry
  • 7+ years of experience in electronic testing and troubleshooting
  • Experience with APQP and IPCA+
  • Demonstrated track record of effectively influencing without authority with all levels of an organization and leading effective/successful change initiatives
  • Working knowledge of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering tools and Lean Manufacturing principles preferred
  • Experience working with suppliers to resolve technical issues preferred
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain/Manufacturing principles and implementation of Design for Excellence (DFx) inputs to designs required
  • Experience with plastics, sheet metal design & processing methods preferred
  • Working knowledge of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) & Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) required
  • Presents a competent and composed demeanor, representing the company with professionalism  to all stakeholders (including but not limited to applicants, employees, contractors, vendors, and customers) to successfully advance the interests of the company
  • Follows all environmental health and safety policies and procedures, models safe work practices
  • Employee is responsible for contributing to and supporting a positive and respectful workplace environment.
  • Ongoing self-development and personal growth as an employee
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
**This position requires either a US Person (as defined in applicable export regulations) or a non-US person who is eligible to obtain required export authorization**

The wage/salary range for this role is $80k - $115k, depending on education and experience.

Benefits Include:
  • 9/80 Work Schedule – every other Friday off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • HSA with potential company contribution, and/or FSA/DCFSA
  • 401(k) with 3% match with no LOS requirement
  • Accident/Hospital Indemnity/Critical Illness Coverage
  • Auto/Home, Legal, Identify Theft, and Pet Insurance
  • Allowance for Safety Glasses
  • Allowance for Safety Shoes
  • 10 Company-Paid Holidays
  • 100% Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Quarterly lunches and other events
  • 10% Bonus
Since 1958 AvtechTyee has been a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of electronic systems and structural parts for the aerospace industry, with a focus in Communications, Power Lighting and Control, Electro-Mechanical, Switches and Connectors, Indicators, and Rods and Struts.  AvtechTyee’ s products are flying onboard 42 aircraft types within the air transport, regional commuter, and business jet sectors, serving 450 customers in 49 countries of the world.  AvtechTyee manufactures a large range of Tie Rods, Push-Pull Rods, and Control Rods assemblies in Aluminum, Titanium, or Stainless Steel and our composite strut design combines lightweight composite materials with AvtechTyee’s proprietary insert.  AvtechTyee can design a customized rod to fit any aerospace application. Our versatility in supporting aerospace electronics requirements ranges from the custom design and manufacturing of complex power supplies to complete Digital Audio Systems. The innovative design teams at AvtechTyee help anchor our competitive edge in this industry as we offer a broad range of system solutions and a proven ability to design, certify and manufacture equipment requiring electrical, mechanical, optical and software capabilities.

AvtechTyee is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.
AvtechTyee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our application process because of your disability.  To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-249-5290.


Department: Manufacturing Electronics
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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