Career Opportunities with

LAI International

LAI offers opportunities to grow in a fast-paced, high-tech manufacturing environment that supports Associate well-being, promotes continuous improvement, and encourages career development.

LAI is continuously on the lookout for top-notch people to join our staff of dedicated professionals. A generous benefits package is provided to all eligible Associates, including:

  • Retirement program
  • Incentive programs
  • Health care and disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Holidays
  • Educational assistance programs

Open Positions (click below for full description)

POSITION:  Supplier Quality Engineer                                               

DEPARTMENT:  Quality

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                           

REPORTS TO:  DOQ Quality Manager, or DOQ and dotted line to Site Leader, Site Quality Leader 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Integrates suppliers into LAI processes and champions the integration of Lean Six Sigma into supplier activity using PPAP process and LAI ADP to enable the lowest total cost supplier.

Drives supplier data driven decisions through the application of problems solving tools, statistics and DOEs.  Interfaces with all functions with suppliers and within the LAI organization and customers. Reviews defective and nonconforming materials and coordinates, documents and communicates corrective actions.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES May Include

 

  • Collaborate with customers regarding quality requirements during contract review and flow down requirements to suppliers.
  • Develop and documents standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation.
  • Incoming Inspection, special process certification and supplier monitoring.
  • Utilize LAI ERP and quality system for MRB activities, tracking and mentoring fellow Associates in effective root cause and corrective action.
  • Flowing down AIAG and customer PPAP documents and requirements.
  • Perform qualifying and ongoing supplier audits.
  • Supplier development, approval, and monitoring.
  • Facilitate supplier data sharing to LI Big Data database
  • Implement and monitor supplier report cards and reviews.
  • Implement supplier certification and dock to stock methods with data surveillance. 
  • Embrace lean methodologies of standard work, mistake-proofing, and many other tools.
  • Champion data drive methodologies to non-performing suppliers in Lean and Six Sigma.

 

OTHER POTENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May perform Site representative activities.

Direct activities of inspectors/quality technicians

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Previous supplier certification, data drive process, and Dock to Stock implementation.
  • Preferred Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams though the use Root Cause Analysis and corrective actions using 8D, DMAIC, and other tools.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience in fundamental tools for data driven solutions.
  • Ability to utilize geometric tolerances, statistical process control required.
  • Must be a US citizen.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with multiple complex issues simultaneously.
  • Skills to analyze data to identify top issues using standard problem solving tools and statistics.
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization. 
  •  Ability and familiarity with changing and maintaining an organizational culture which is client and Associate focused.  Must be able to model and lead others in a caring and fair manner.

 

TRAVEL - Extensive travel is required to support suppliers.

SUPERVISION EXERCISEDNone.

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION None

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USEDComputers, various software programs, Excel file, databases, and Manufacturing MT&E (Measurement & Test Equipment).

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk, see and hear.  The Associate must occasional lift/move up to 15 pounds, bend, stoop or crouch.

Able and willing to drive and willing to travel by air, to other LAI sites, customers, etc. as needed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is primarily performed in office setting

 

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

 

 

If you have the knowledge, skills, and desire for this position, please click below to fill out the Career Interest Form

POSITION:  Manufacturing Engineer               DEPARTMENT:  Manufacturing Engineering

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                      REPORTS TO:  Site Leader

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for verifying, coordinating and documenting manufacturing processes.  Programs multi-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. Reviews and updates process documentation of on-going manufacturing processes to ensure efficiency and clarity of instructions in support of manufacturing objectives, schedules and budgets.  Provides technical engineering support of ongoing manufacturing processes. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Actively demonstrates compliance to ISO 9001 and AS 9100, Quality System requirements in day to day operations.

 

Provides “hands-on” and theoretical engineering expertise for all aspects of the manufacturing operations including, but not limited to:

  • Raw materials
  • Sub-contracted manufacturing services
  • Manufacturing equipment, tools, and fixtures
  • Manufacturing flow and processes
  • Documentation

  • Training
  • Maintenance
  • Job-cost estimating

 

Activities:  Include but not limited to:

  • Daily Engineering support of manufacturing operations on the production floor
  • Designing and implementing process and equipment improvements
  • Providing a support role in design and implementation of tools, fixtures, methods, etc aimed at improving manufacturing efficiencies, as necessary
  • Directing interface with customers regarding problems and opportunities
  • Directing interface with suppliers of materials, equipment, and services.
  • Contributing to cost estimating of existing jobs to determine opportunities for cost improvement.
  • Contributing to cost estimates to be used in the pursuit of new business.
  • Working with equipment manufacturers and maintenance to achieve optimum performance and lifetime of manufacturing equipment.
  • Developing and implement data collection and process controls to be used on the manufacturing floor.Contributing to the creation of process documentation and work instructions to be used in manufacturing.
  • Designing and conducting experiments for problem-solving, new process development, and new product creation.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification, desirable.

  • At least five years experience in a precision machining environment required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Use of Six Sigma Green/Black Belt statistical methods such as DOE, SPC, and FMEA.

  • Use of CAD tools for analysis, design,  of solid models using: CatiaPro-E, and Unigraphics 

  • CNC programming with G and M codes. 
  • G.D. & T./ Quality systems.
  • Project management.
  • Use of CNC motion systems.
  • Use of waterjet, laser and other cutting and fabrication equipment.
  • Experience with non-traditional machining processes including LASER and EDM is highly desirable.
  • Experience with fabrication processes including welding and brazing is highly desirable. 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

None.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Computers, calculator, copier, fax machine, phone and other general office equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk, see and hear.  The Associate must occasional lift/move up to 15 pounds, bend, stoop or crouch.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work is primarily performed in office setting.  

 

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

 

 If you have the knowledge, skills, and desire for this position, please click below to fill out the Career Interest Form

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