Associate or Mid-Level Equipment & Tool Engineer

Job#: 2015512

Job Description:

Apex Systems is hiring for an Associate or Mid-Level Equipment & Tool Engineer in North Charleston, SC to support Boeing. 
Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is seeking highly motivated, organized and strategic individuals for multiple opportunities at the Boeing South Carolina location. These individuals would be part of the Equipment and Reliability Engineering team supporting the 787 program through ensuring production equipment reliability throughout the equipment life cycle.

Our Goal is to use predictive analytics and systematic problem solving to perform the RIGHT maintenance at the RIGHT time to keep our systems running at the most optimum efficiency and prevent customer impact due to downtime. Being able to identify not only short-term maintenance plans but also anticipate long-term end-of-life maintenance requirement is critical to our overall Equipment and Reliability Engineering (E&RE) strategy.
A successful candidate in this role will have passion, creativity, and an insatiable desire for process improvement and efficiency. They will also have a strong desire to be out in the factory, interacting with mechanics, and directly supporting the production system. In Production Engineering, we need highly responsible professionals committed to upholding the highest standards of safety, quality, and integrity to support and grow our organization through the development and implementation of Best Practices and Standard Work across all business units.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to building a positive culture; in addition, be accountable, adaptable, work as an empowered team member, and be a strong communicator. Strategic decision-making skills, analytical skills, leader development skills and project management skills are highly desired for this role.
Our Team is currently hiring for a broad range of experience levels including Associate and Mid-Level Equipment & Reliability Engineers.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise in tooling equipment
  • Support team members performing engineering and technical activities; developing program and project requirements of highly complex equipment and tooling solutions, including alternatives for the Production System, in the area of Equipment and Reliability Engineering
  • Validate analysis of technical data, influence product engineering design and make robotics, automation or technical recommendations to support production system integration for aerospace products
  • Ensure compliance with safety, producibility, maintainability, reliability, ergonomic factors and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in tool/equipment try-outs to ensure requirements are met
  • In Electrical Controls roles: Program, integrate, and/or troubleshoot complex production equipment, including but not limited to: industrial robots, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), AC/DC drives, Numerical Controls (NC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), and/multi-axis Robots
  • Evaluate customer and/or operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Perform various analyses to optimize total system and/or system architecture
  • Be responsible for implementing and managing continuous process optimization including the addition of advanced and conventional technologies to improve quality, productivity and reduce overall waste
  • Retrieve and analyze production and downtime data from multiple sources to generate a clear picture of asset reliability and major downtime drivers
  • Lead Root Cause/Corrective Action (RCCA) efforts and drive results of the RCCA to production
  • Aid other engineers or technicians on returning equipment to production
  • Participate in Autonomous Maintenance Workshops (AMW) with production and maintenance personnel
  • Drive connectivity of equipment automation to our metrics and supporting functions for current and long-term objectives
  • Support gated reviews and develop plans for production readiness
  • Develop and author preventative maintenance programs and spares for production equipment
  • Conduct studies and make recommendation for disposition of assets
  • Support our Condition-Based-Monitoring (CBM) team developing the digital platform and network for future continuous equipment reliability monitoring/dashboards and analyzing findings
  • Work with minimal supervision in a cross-functional team alongside specialists from manufacturing, quality, safety, post-production services, product development, suppliers, and vendors
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers and partners
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the organization by communicating, collaborating, teaching, and mentoring others
  • Develop and execute project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals
  • Acquire resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements
  • Provide input on the development of departmental business and technical strategies, goals, objectives and related metrics to ensure alignment with company vision/strategy
  • Ability to occasionally work flexible hours and overtime


Work Authorization Statement:

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/ Experience):

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  • 1 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in a production and/or manufacturing environment
  • Experience using basic Microsoft Office and office computing systems
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 2 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in an Equipment or Tooling Engineer role
  • Experience with data analysis in Excel
  • CATIA or equivalent solid modeling experience
  • Experience with programming, integrating or troubleshooting industrial controls from OEMs.
  • Experience in Automation and robotics
  • Project management knowledge
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Digital Transformation
  • 2+ years of experience in interacting with customers (both internal and external), at all levels, on a one-on-one basis and in group settings
  • Experience working within a fast-paced team environment which required strong communication skills to frequently interact with program leadership, internal and external customer representatives and development teams
  • Understanding of delivery methodologies with an emphasis on agile
  • Experience with Model Based Engineering, Data Integration, Enterprise Standard Gated Practice understanding
  • Familiarity with RCCAs and the tools used to conduct them (5 Why, Fishbone, KNOT charts, etc)
  • Hands-on experience with production equipment troubleshooting


Typical Education/Experience:

Associate: Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 2 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


Mid-Level: Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.



  • This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.


Drug Free Workplace:  

  • Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


  • This position is for variable shift 

Pay Range Summary:

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  


The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.  


The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.


Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only.  Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  


Associate Level:  $76,500- $103,500

Mid-Level: $90,100- $121,900



Boeing is the worlds largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.




Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized



Export Control Requirement:

U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.









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Employee Type:

North Charleston, SC, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
April 2, 2024