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Senior Engineer Operations


This is a Full-time position in Fort Collins, CO posted July 18, 2021.

Position Purpose  
The Senior Operations Engineer (level 3) reports to Technical Leadership and whose focus is performing design and support of moderate to high complexity manufacturing systems and equipment, mentoring to other Engineers and supporting process improvements. This position works under a moderate to low level of supervision. Independent technical decisions on work are covered by precedents; this position seeks direction/guidance on novel or controversial problems.

In addition, this position may participate in project-specific relationship building with Customers, Suppliers, individuals or organizations.
Essential Functions   Provides advanced technical solutions and leads team through process Devises new approaches to problems encountered Initiates, justifies, and implements new advanced capital equipment purchases Creates cell layouts and leads process improvement initiatives of high complexity Uses solid Six Sigma and lean tools to improve processes Uses solid concepts of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product introduction Represents the company with our customers Leads updates to management on operations status Participates in and promotes process improvements within assigned areas; assists with the development of department and organization procedures Supports the manufacturing floor for any process related questions.

Lends lessons learned and leads training efforts for process understanding.

Creates, maintains and develops new process documentation and updates work order documentation.

Creates new systems that support this effort.

Implements complex engineering changes.

Leads and acts as a change agent for complex engineering changes.

Adheres to applicable Quality System requirements and supports process audits Leads Process Flow Charts, PFMEA, and Control Plan Reviews Mentors Level 1 and 2 Operations Engineers and/or Manufacturing Specialists.

Other Functions   Solid understanding of design for complex tools and fixturings Solid understanding of all applicable software May participate in multi-site projects Solid knowledge of vendors, manufacturing processes, and procurement methods Trains other members of the team on theory and design of existing/new equipment Manufacturing Engineering Specific Functions Solid knowledge of manufacturing processes and/or solid design and implementation of Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming Industrial Engineer Specific Functions Solid design of process and plant layouts and leads ergonomic studies, time studies and implementation Controls Engineer Specific Functions Solid understanding of PLC’s and Automation Supports plant wide controls related issues and corrective actions
Job Requirements:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities   Solid written/verbal communication and presentation skills Solid Six Sigma knowledge; Advanced understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts Solid Project planning tools Solid troubleshooting and problem solving skills; Solid understanding of Root Cause Analysis Strong computer skills and solid technical writing skills Uses solid concepts of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product development Solid understanding of electrical and/or mechanical machine drawings, including industry specifications Manufacturing Engineering Solid understanding of applicable manufacturing processes including Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Solid understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc.

in order to specify equipment and procure capital; Solid understanding of product drawings, including GD&T and specification flow down Industrial Engineering Solid understanding of applicable manufacturing processes; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Solid understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc.

in order to specify equipment and procure capital; Solid understanding of cell and plant layout drawings, including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and other Utility needs/layouts Controls Engineering Solid knowledge on database management software skills; Solid programming knowledge of applicable software (i.e.

G Code, CNC, PLC, etc.) Education or Formal Training   Bachelor’s degree in technical/science or International equivalent required Certificate or degree in a special process preferred Six Sigma Green Belt preferred Professional certifications preferred (i.e.

AWS, SME, CWE, CWI, etc.) Experience Required   Greater than 4 years professional engineering experience or a combination of experience and advanced degree required Materials and Equipment Used   PC’s, copiers Other manufacturing equipment, as required.

Working Environment/ Physical Activities   Office environment Production environment with possible exposure to noise, dust and temperatures above 80 degrees F Occasional travel may be required.

May be required to pass Near Vision and/or Color Vision examinations
Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

Estimated pay:  $82,000
– $95,000

Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match

Stock Contribution after 2 years  / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life

Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending

Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. 

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets.

Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment.

Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment.

The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment.

Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans