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BAE Systems

SMT Principal Industrial Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job Description

You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics
– from the latest GPS guidance systems to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F- 35 fighter jet. At BAE Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our
differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®”

In this role you will be providing technical support to Manufacturing Operations Surface Mount Technology (SMT) area in the form of enabling and improving the flow of product through manufacturing utilizing the disciplines of industrial and mechanical engineering. This role will provide technical guidance and leadership to the SMT group for processes and materials
  • New product introduction support and Design for Manufacturing analysis.
  • Data analysis and process improvement in SMT areas
  • Future road map creation and execution in SMT area
  • Capacity and capability analysis for the SMT area
  • Subject Matter Expert on SMT processes and materials for the Cedar Rapids Facility.
  • Responsible for technical problem definition and solution in manufacturing environment. Interfaces with design engineering on incorporating changes to the designs which improve manufacturability.
  • Determines the most efficient sequence of operations and work flow, and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel
  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control through the application of Lean principles.
  • Determines the most efficient sequence of operations and work flow, and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.
  • Perform assignments requiring use and application of standard engineering economics and product development principles and techniques.
  • Maintain awareness of the technological state-of-the-art and of the Company's competitive position in the SMT areas.
  • Understands and considers how facility design and layout for manufacturing processes and equipment affect economic factors, process flow, operator efficiency and comfort in performance of job duties.
  • Individual job duties may vary.
  • Because this role involves a combination of independent and collaborative work, this position can be conducted 100% remotely
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's STEM Degree
  • 10+ Years work experience
  • 5 + Years direct Surface Mount Technology experience
  • Ability to obtain Secret Level Security Clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Programming and trouble shooting stencil printing, pick and place, AOI AXI, and Solder application equipment, reflow profiling, and cleaning.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of SMT industry standards such as IPC-610, J-Std-001, and other SMT industry standard documentation.
  • Experience with New Production Introduction (NPI) and evaluation of new designs for DFM through SMT processes. Valor or similar software tool experience a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of of failure analysis equipment and techniques
    • SIR, FTIR, SEM, X-ray, etc
  • Programming and troubleshooting automated equipment. Fuji/Nexim is a plus.
  • Capital equipment specification, purchase, and integration
  • Tool and fixture design
  • Lean and Six Sigma
    • Cpk capability studies, Gage R&R, data analysis
  • US Citizen and Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one
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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.