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:  CNC Machine Operator                              DEPARTMENT:  CNC Machining

 

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt                                         REPORTS TO:  Shift Supervisor

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

Operates multi-axis computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools (CNC Lathes and/or Mills, waterjet, lasers) and machine centers to machine parts to specification.  Benches, cleans and inspects machined parts.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·         Reviews and verifies set-up procedures, process sheet instructions, routers and inspection procedures to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and set-up requirements.

·         Sets-up CNC machine center for “next piece” production machining.

·         Operates CNC machine tools.

·         Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining and/or inspection.

·         Selects, aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machine tools.

·         Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media.

·         Observes and monitors machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

·         Lays-out and verifies or inspects conformance of finished work piece to specifications with visual checks and/or with the use of mechanical measuring equipment, tools or gauges.

·         Assists with the set-up and operates machine with “first piece” to verify accuracy of machine settings, tools and/or program control data.

·         Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

·         Confers with Supervisor, Shift Leads, Engineers, Production Control personnel, Process Technicians or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

·         Identifies, segregates, tags and notifies supervisory personnel of defective material or non-conforming part.

·         Performs preventive maintenance (PM) checks before, during and after operations on machine centers.

·         Deburrs and polishes machined parts to specifications using rotary and vibrating hand tools.

  • Conforms to and operates within the framework of all applicable SOPs, quality, safety and ISO procedures.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience

 

Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology or two-year certificate from college or technical school in related machining field; or three to five years of related experience in the set-up and operation of multi-axis CNC machine tools; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be US citizen.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

·         Language Skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, maintenance, process instructions, machine and mechanical tool schematics and blueprints, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

·         Mathematical Skills.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as geometry and trigonometry.

·         Reasoning Ability.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, diagram (blueprint or mechanical sketch) and schedule form.  Ability to follow verbal and written procedures and machining process instructions.  Ability to follow safety rules and procedures.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

 

None.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

 

Calipers, roughing end mill, finished end mill, drills and tool inserts.

 

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. 

 

This work requires physical exertion consisting of long periods (8 hours) of standing and recurring bending, stooping, stretching and reaching overhead is required. Routine lifting and pushing or pulling of moderately heavy (up to 50lbs) equipment is also required. Extensive use and dexterity required in the hands and fingers to manipulate machine controls and to tighten, grasp, turn, twist, pull, push and pinch knobs, screws and other small fixture or assembly details. 

 

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. 

 

This work involves exposure to moving mechanical parts, machine tools, machine oils, lubricates and synthetic coolants.  Exposure to noise levels is moderate (85dB) on a daily time-weighted average.  Associates are required to wear hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves and safety shoes.  Other special safety precautions and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or tools may be required to perform work on, or around, selected machine tools and mechanical devices.  

 

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.

 

 

  

POSITION:  CNC Machine Operator                              DEPARTMENT:  CNC Machining

 

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt                                         REPORTS TO:  Shift Supervisor

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

Operates multi-axis computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools (CNC Lathes and/or Mills, waterjet, lasers) and machine centers to machine parts to specification.  Benches, cleans and inspects machined parts.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       Reviews and verifies set-up procedures, process sheet instructions, routers and inspection procedures to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and set-up requirements.

·       Sets-up CNC machine center for “next piece” production machining.

·       Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining and/or inspection.

·       Selects, aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories

          and materials on machine tools such as mills, lathes, jig borers and grinders.

·       Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media.

·       Observes and monitors machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

·       Lays-out and verifies or inspects conformance of finished work piece to specifications with visual checks and/or with the use of mechanical measuring equipment, tools or gauges.

·       Assists with the set-up and operates machine with “first piece” to verify accuracy of machine settings, tools and/or program control data.

·       Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

·       Confers with Supervisor, Shift Leads, Engineers, Production Control personnel, Process Technicians or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

·       Identifies, segregates, tags and notifies supervisory personnel of defective material or non-conforming part.

·       Performs preventive maintenance (PM) checks before, during and after operations on machine centers.

·       Deburrs and polishes machined parts to specifications using rotary and vibrating hand tools.

 

  • Conforms to and operates within the framework of all applicable SOPs, quality, safety and ISO procedures.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience

 

Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology or two-year certificate from college or technical school in related machining field; or three to five years of related experience in the set-up and operation of multi-axis CNC machine tools; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be US citizen.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

·       Language Skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, maintenance, process instructions, machine and mechanical tool schematics and blueprints, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

·       Mathematical Skills.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as geometry and trigonometry.

 

·       Reasoning Ability.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, diagram (blueprint or mechanical sketch) and schedule form.  Ability to follow verbal and written procedures and machining process instructions.  Ability to follow safety rules and procedures.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

 

None.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

 

Calipers, roughing end mill, finished end mill, drills and tool inserts.

 

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. 

This work requires physical exertion consisting of long periods (8 hours) of standing and recurring bending, stooping, stretching and reaching overhead is required. Routine lifting and pushing or pulling of moderately heavy (up to 50lbs) equipment is also required. Extensive use and dexterity required in the hands and fingers to manipulate machine controls and to tighten, grasp, turn, twist, pull, push and pinch knobs, screws and other small fixture or assembly details. 

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. 

 

This work involves exposure to moving mechanical parts, machine tools, machine oils, lubricates and synthetic coolants.  Exposure to noise levels is moderate (85dB) on a daily time-weighted average.  Associates are required to wear hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves and safety shoes.  Other special safety precautions and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or tools may be required to perform work on, or around, selected machine tools and mechanical devices.  

 

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.

 

 

  

POSITION:  CNC Programmer                                       DEPARTMENT:  CNC Machining

 

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt                                         REPORTS TO:  Manager of Manufacturing

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

Receives data in the form of concept “sketches”, blueprints, drawings, computer models and creates or translates to CNC language for waterjet or laser production machinery.  Typical configurations are complex solid models requiring 5 to 6 axis machining.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       Actively demonstrates compliance to ISO 9001 & AS9100, Quality System requirements in day to day operations.

·       Accountable for designing, creating, debugging, and posting NC code used on a wide range of CNC machinery used to produce customer parts, tools, and fixtures.

·        Areas of importance include:

(1)  Creation and posting of NC code within budgeted/estimated time allotted Using NX CAD/CAM.

(2)  Experience with 5 Axis machining and Swiss Style machining.

(3)  Initial accuracy of NC code, thereby requiring minimal de-bugging.

(4)  Creation of NC code that allows for ease of use on the manufacturing floor.

(5)  Effective system of storing and retrieval of NC programs within LAI’s computer network.

(6)  Effective means of electronic transfer of NC code within LAI and to LAI’s customers and suppliers.                                                                    

(7)  Creating NC programs.

(8)  Designing specialized tooling/fixtures to be used in the manufacturing operations.

(9)  Setting up and running “first article” parts to validate the NC programs.

 

(10)        Creating drawings or computer models for use by LAI, customers, or suppliers.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience

Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology or certificate competence in relevant disciplines and trades plus four to ten years of relevant experience in CNC programming, G&M code, etc. Must be US citizen.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

·       Ability to read, analyze, and understand drawings (blueprints), concept drawings, and electronic models. 

·       Ability to visualize and understand three-dimensional images and translate into 5-axis motion. 

·       Excellent trouble-shooting, diagnostic, and problem solving skills in all the stated disciplines.

·       Excellent hands-on mechanical skills.

·       Ability to operate a wide range of CNC controllers and motion systems for the purpose of troubleshooting and validating CNC programs.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·       Attention to detail, follow-up practices, and record keeping are important.

 

·       Ability to manage a heavy workload by way of planning, scheduling, priority management, and execution is critical.

 

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.

This work requires physical exertion consisting of long periods (8 hours) of standing and recurring bending, stooping, stretching and reaching overhead is required. Routine lifting and pushing or pulling of moderately heavy (up to 50lbs) equipment is also required. Extensive use and dexterity required in the hands and fingers to manipulate machine controls and to tighten, grasp, turn, twist, pull, push and pinch knobs, screws and other small fixture or assembly details. 

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.

This work involves exposure to moving mechanical parts, machine tools, machine oils, lubricates and synthetic coolants.  Exposure to noise levels is moderate (85dB) on a daily time-weighted average.  Associates are required to wear hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves and safety shoes.  Other special safety precautions and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or tools may be required to perform work on, or around, selected machine tools and mechanical devices. 

  

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.

 

 

  

POSITION:  Quality Clerk                                               DEPARTMENT:  Quality

 

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt                                         REPORTS TO:  Engineering Lead

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Accountable for the timely, accurate, and effective administration of LAI’s Quality/Business Management System (BMS).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and administer the LAI Corrective and Preventive Action system.
  • Perform incoming inspections on parts and materials as needed.
  • Perform final and first article inspections when such inspections exceed the normal requirements and capabilities of the production process.
  • Review, update and administer study guides and written testing for LAI skill packs.
  • Serve as a quality, technical, and practical resource for other LAI departments.
  • Communicate with customers, vendors, and employees to record and disposition non-conforming parts and materials.
  • Serve as site management representative to host ISO, AS9100, and customer quality audits.
  • Manage internal audits as required per the LAI-BMS System.
  • Perform supplier quality audits as required by customer contract or the LAI-BMS System.
  • Participate in qualification of new equipment and processes and the associated documentation.
  • Maintain the Inspection Tools Calibration system and schedules outside calibration services.
  • Maintain the Inspection Stamp Log and issues replacement stamps.
  • Assist in the creation of written Manufacturing and Quality procedures/instructions for internal LAI use as well as those required by customer contract.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Performs other related duties as requested.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, minimum of one to three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a US citizen.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Extensive understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). Proficient in the use of basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers, various types of gages, and comparator. Familiarity with the use of CMM or Vision System is desirable. Familiar with the use of software such as AutoCAD, ProE, Catia, etc. is also desirable.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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.

 

 

 

POSITION:  Quality Engineer                                        DEPARTMENT:  Quality

 

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                                 REPORTS TO:  CEO

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Leads and Champions the integration of Lean Six Sigma into all production and service processes. 

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Ÿ  Collaborate with customers regarding quality requirements during contract review.

Ÿ  Develop and documents standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation.

Ÿ  Incoming Inspection, special process certification and supplier monitoring.

Ÿ  Leading MRB activities, tracking and mentoring fellow Associates in effective root cause and corrective action.

Ÿ  Creating AIAG PPAP documents that includes process capability, PFMEA, Control Plan etc.

Ÿ  Monitoring the Layered Auditing process and performing internal and external audits.

Ÿ  Supplier development, approval, and monitoring.

Ÿ  Create inspection programs for automated inspection.

Ÿ  Implement and monitor on-line SPC

Ÿ  Interfacing with customers, registrars, NADCAP and other auditing organizations.

Ÿ  Maintaining local site documentation.

Ÿ  Develops sampling procedures and designs forms and instructions for recording, evaluating and reporting quality and reliability data.

Ÿ  Directs employees in the collection and tabulation of data concerning materials, products, process quality and reliability. 

Ÿ  Embrace lean methodologies of standard work, mistake-proofing, and many other tools. 

 

Ÿ  Mentor and train fellow associates in Lean and Six Sigma.

 

OTHER 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

·       Preferred Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

·       Preferred ASQ Black Belt or CQE

·       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.

·       Minimum of two to five years’ experience as a quality professional in an automotive, aerospace &/or power generation manufacturing environment. Preferable in a machining environment.

  • Ability to utilize geometric tolerances, statistical process control required.

·       Experience with ISO 9001/AS 9100/NADCAP and may need ISO13485

·       Is proficient in JMP or Minitab in data analysis and possible DOEs

 

  • 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.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

 

None.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

 

Computers, 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.

 

 

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