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BAE Systems

Process Engineer I (Entry Level)




Full Time


Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description

Full-time onsite:

  • Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.

BAE Systems is looking for a Process Engineer I to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment at their Nashua, New Hampshire facility. Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams, and being able to adapt to a rapidly changing production factory environment brings with it an exciting opportunity to influence the successful execution of production goals and achieving operational excellence. In this role, the process engineer will be responsible for providing sustaining engineering, process engineering, process development, PPV/FAI, and new process implementation for the Electronic Systems factories through hands-on problem solving, data analyses and application of engineering, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing principles to improve assembly processes, product flow and product yields. This position is to support first shift factory operations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provides process engineering support on current production programs and supports overall manufacturing execution to meet cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Proactively identifies process improvements, and engages with factory and program teams to implement process changes and continuous improvement initiatives for achieving operational excellence.
  • Day to day support of the production floor activities, driving defect reduction, root cause activities, and daily interaction with technicians and operators.
  • Lead, coordinate and support PPV/FAI activities.
  • Analyze defect data to identify areas to improve yield and reduce defects.
  • Applies Six Sigma tools, lean manufacturing principles and lead green belt projects to solve production problems and improve yields. Uses poke yoke principles to prevent production problems.
  • Participates in and documents customer corrective action requests using 9 Step problem solving methodology. Performs Preliminary Material Review/Material Review Board (PMR/MRB) for the disposition of discrepant material and determination of root cause/corrective action.
  • Defines and specifies the requirement for assembly tooling, fixtures and equipment to support current manufacturing operations and recommends changes for production ramp-ups.
  • Engage in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Supports the implementation of new automation assembly equipment including programming, process qualifications and supporting tooling design through the tooling group. Additional responsibilities include implementation of Total Production Maintenance (TPM) to minimize equipment down time and reduce process variation and the use of PFMEAs to identify process controls to prevent production problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field.
  • Process or manufacturing engineering industry experience.
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel at all levels, customers and suppliers.
  • Effectively communicate status on technical aspects of manufacturing in program production meetings.
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and resolve complex technical problems.
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and/or weekend as required to meet business objectives.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Relevant process engineering or manufacturing engineering industry experience, preferably in electro-mechanical manufacturing.
  • PPV/FAI industry experience.
  • Green Belt and Lean manufacturing training and demonstrated ability to apply these principles.
  • Prior experience working within a DoD environment.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems 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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

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.