Manufacturing Engineer


Manufacturing Engineer – Grass Valley

The manufacturing engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. This position supports manufacturing and test areas, and to a lesser extent the purchasing department. This position interfaces directly with design engineering on new products, reviewing and making recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new and existing product lines to improve quality, reduce costs, or both. Maintains records for compliance certifications.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Experience managing the transition of new products into manufacturing, and monitoring the quality of existing products.
  • Ability to generate and implement process documentation that is consistent with and maintains all compliance certifications.
  • Experience compiling records for compliance audits and being the company liaison for on site or virtual inspections.
  • Experience specifying and procuring new equipment as required to improve manufacturing quality and efficiency.
  • Experience supporting design and engineering activities by providing guidance during new product design related to manufacturability and testability.
  • Experience leading process development and process improvement activities.
  • Experience training and directing operators on existing and new products.
  • Experience generating rework instructions for discrepant material.
  • Experience aiding in monitoring contract manufacturing costs, and makes recommendations to improve efficiency and lower production costs on new and existing products.
  • Ability to make periodic inspections of contract manufacturer facilities and works with purchasing to communicate recommended improvements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience as a Manufacturing Engineer.

Desired Skills:

  • Conscientiousness related to quality of work, by performing work assignments with an acute attention to detail, precision, accuracy, thoroughness and orderliness.
  • Communicates both verbally and in writing in such a manner that it is easy to understand and interpret what and why information is being communicated. Listens attentively without interrupting and/or being distracted by other things.
  • Utilizes communication techniques and methods that generate trust, collaboration, open two-way communication and a supportive work. environment. Develops and generates team momentum, enthusiasm, and camaraderie to obtain maximum team performance.
  • Uses organizational and planning methods to develop and maintain schedules and maximize human or equipment resource productivity and quality.
  • Displays strong personal initiative and motivation to achieve desired performance results.
  • Spends time and energy to learn new approaches, tools, and methodologies to stay abreast and move ahead in position/ field.
  • When faced with individual or multi-faceted problems, consistently identifies and evaluates alternatives, risks, and consequences prior to making decisions.
  • Basic knowledge of high volume as well as low volume electronics and mechanical assembly techniques.
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, Access or FileMakerPro.
  • Understands and experienced with development and maintaining compliance processes and documentation.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com


Life at AJA

A career at AJA Video Systems will be unlike any other you’re exploring. You’ll be challenged and inspired with creative design opportunities working in a beautiful Sierra Foothills location on a campus designed to facilitate learning, teamwork and innovation with products that are changing the broadcast and media landscape. Our location in Grass Valley is a paradise for people who enjoy the outdoors – hiking, fishing, white water rafting and kayaking, skiing, or camping.

We look for people interested in turning ideas into real products. Our products facilitate video and movie productions. We want people who are creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and who are tenacious problem-solvers.

The nearby Yuba is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in California. We are located an hour from Lake Tahoe, an hour from Sacramento, and about two hours from the Bay Area. Grass Valley also hosts multiple music festivals and is home for numerous artists, writers and musicians. Nevada City, our sister city, was recently voted one of the top ten small towns in the U.S. We have excellent schools including numerous charter schools that appeal to specific talents and interests of our community’s families.


Our Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits which include multiple health plan options, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 125 Flexible Spending Accounts, and matching 401(k) plan.