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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Cobham Mission Systems Davenport Davenport, IA

Davenport, IA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Cobham is seeking a 2nd Shift Manufacturing Engineer III that will be part of our Airframe Production Build Team on Second Shift. This position is located in Davenport, IA.


* Become a subject matter expert as part of our Airframe production build team.

* Participating in cost-out events and promotes culture of continuous improvement. Applies lean manufacturing techniques as means to eliminate waste and deliver products to customers expectations.

* Participates in concurrent engineering efforts and critical design reviews to minimize product development costs and maximize useful life of products.

* Conducting Design for Manufacturing and value engineering initiatives as applicable.

* Developing work breakdown structures as a tool to develop cost estimates.

* Participates in new product development projects using the Cobham Lifecycle Management Process to articulate deliverables and a vehicle to commit to schedules.

* Developing and integrates new processes and methodologies as to provide competitive advantages for the business.

* Composing Capital Appropriation Requests (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies.

* Training associates as required.


* Minimum 7 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience in a defense or commercial aerospace manufacturing environment with a focus on airframes and fuselage manufacturing.

* BS in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical or Aeronautic Engineering.

* This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.


* Strongly Preferred Manufacturing Experience in a Union Environment.

* Strongly Preferred Certification and Experience with Defense, Military and Boeing Manufacturing Standards (BAC5001 14, BAC 5504, BAC 5739, BMS5-45, MIL-D-5541).

* Thorough understanding of BAC acceptable rework processes regarding bare metal surfaces, chromate conversion processes, applicant of sealants / adhesives, surface preparation, cleaning chemicals and their applications in accordance with the appropriate BACS.

* Experience in developing tooling and fixtures focused on the manufacture, protection, and transportation of airframes and fuselages for the aerospace defense and commercial aerospace industry.

* Experience using TIPQA and Oracle BOM.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And its the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Job Category: Operations
Primary Location: US-Iowa-Davenport
Organization: Cobham Mission Systems Davenport
Schedule: Full-time
Recruiter: Scott Pavlick