Lead Equipment & Tool Engineer

Job#: 2024242

Job Description:

Job#: 2024242
Apex Systems, the nation’s second largest IT staffing firm, has an immediate opportunity for a Break/Fix Technician to support one of our top clients in Englewood, CO. Please find the details below.
If interested, please email your resume and best phone number to Ryan Carleo at [email protected] for consideration
Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Kent, WA
Shift: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
Duration: Contract
Pay: $60-80/hr
Job Description:

  • Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Equipment & Tool Engineer to join the Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (GSE) team as part of our Space, Intelligence, and Weapon Systems business unit located within a 10mile radius of Tukwila, WA.
  • This GSE team supports a variety of programs ranging from technology development to initial production, and as such is seeking a highly responsible professional 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.
  • 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 & production engineers, to directly support the production system by designing Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Being able to identify not only short-term production needs but also anticipate long-term end-of-life equipment & tool requirement is critical to our overall lifecycle strategy.
  • The ideal candidate will use extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish tasks, 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, and project management skills are highly desired

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develops program and project requirements, develops highly complex equipment and tooling concepts and designs solutions, including alternatives for the Production System.
  • Validates analysis of technical data, influences product engineering design and makes robotics, automation or technical recommendations to support production system integration.
  • Leads the creation and modification of equipment and tooling definition at the program level.
  • Executes project plans, provides input to Make/Buy decisions and partners with Procurement to meet program schedule, cost and quality targets.
  • Ensures compliance with safety, producibility, maintainability, reliability, ergonomic factors and regulatory requirements. Leads gated reviews and develops plans for production readiness, preventative maintenance and spares.
  • Validates contractual performance milestones.
  • Develops and implements work-arounds and maintains configuration of hardware, software, and documentation.
  • Conducts studies and make recommendation for disposition of assets.
  • Validates contractual performance milestones, maintains configuration control, conducts technical reviews, and prepares plans for productions readiness, preventative maintenance, and spares.
  • Evaluate customer and/or operational needs to define and coordinate mechanical support equipment performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Provide engineering expertise during production development activities; developing program and project requirements of highly complex equipment and tooling solutions, including alternatives for the Production System, in the areas of mechanical design, assembly, integration, & test.
  • Participate in equipment and tool inspections/demonstrations to ensure requirements are met
  • Lead Root Cause/Corrective Action (RCCA) efforts and drive results of the RCCA to production
  • Aid engineers or technicians with returning equipment to production
  • Conducts training for Production and Maintenance personnel.
  • Provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements
  • Creates and implements maintenance workshops with production and maintenance personnel
  • Ideal candidate will be a mechanical engineer who has done design work
Basic Qualifications
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Top Secret Clearance
  • Proficiency in Model-Based Definition and Drawing-Based Definition utilizing CATIA V5 with configuration management in ENOVIA and/or Teamcenter
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Hands-on experience with production equipment troubleshooting related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • 9+ years of experience in interacting with customers (both internal and external), at all levels, on a one-on-one basis and in group settings

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Experience with Model Based Engineering, Data Integration, and a solid understanding of the Enterprise Standard Gated Practice
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Digital Transformation
  • Experience with programming, integrating or troubleshooting industrial controls from OEMs
  • Experience in automation and robotics
  • Familiarity with RCCAs and the tools used to conduct them (5 Why, Fishbone, KNOT charts, etc.)
  • Experience with stress analysis hand calculations and results validation with any one or more of the following programs - RISA, Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, Autodesk
  • Mechanical or Aerospace engineering degree

Apex Benefits Overview: Apex offers a range of supplemental benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance plans that offer an optional layer of financial protection. We offer an ESPP (employee stock purchase program) and a 401K program which allows you to contribute typically within 30 days of starting, with a company match after 12 months of tenure. Apex also offers a HSA (Health Savings Account on the HDHP plan), a SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with up to 8 free counseling sessions, a corporate discount savings program and other discounts. In terms of professional development, Apex hosts an on-demand training program, provides access to certification prep and a library of technical and leadership courses/books/seminars once you have 6+ months of tenure, and certification discounts and other perks to associations that include CompTIA and IIBA. Apex has a dedicated customer service team for our Consultants that can address questions around benefits and other resources, as well as a certified Career Coach. You can access a full list of our benefits, programs, support teams and resources within our ‘Welcome Packet’ as well, which an Apex team member can provide.









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Kent, WA, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
April 15, 2024

Pay Range:
$50 - $77 per hour