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Junior Manufacturing Engineer

Date Posted:

January 22, 2021

Job Category:

Engineering Maintenance Production Technical Support


Frederick, Maryland, USA

Job Description:


What we do day-in and day-out has a lasting, meaningful impact across many industries and in the lives of everyday people. At ACDi we create a seismic measuring system that prevents people from getting stuck in elevators during an earthquake; we defend our nation by helping to build gun turrets for tanks, communication systems for troops, and military avionics; we support NASA programs with communications systems that converse with launched vehicles. We approach each project understanding that achieving the highest quality possible is required for every step of the electronics manufacturing process, because these projects help keep our country and people around the world safe, secure, and free.

At ACDi, we’re more than just a contract manufacturer.


The Junior Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for advising, assisting and improving manufacturing processes to promote efficient and economical utilization of personnel and facilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Others duties may be assigned.

Develop, evaluate and improve current manufacturing methodologies, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards
Confer with vendors and customers to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts
Estimate production times and assist with planning staffing requirements and costs related to tooling in the production quotation process
Confer with management and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities and production schedules to facilitate production processes
Analyze and plan work flow of surface mount, thru-hole printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies
Design, sketch, implement and document the utilization of specialty assembly tools
Configure and calibrate production equipment as necessary to support production needs
Troubleshoot common equipment failures
Repair equipment on the production floor using standard electrical and mechanical measuring equipment
Develop procedures per ISO/AS9100D/J-STD-001 standards
Manage and perform preventative maintenance on equipment, both electrical and mechanical
Assist with the creation or create production software programs for the SMT machines, AOI’s or other production area equipment as required
Contact equipment manufacturers and suppliers for equipment troubleshooting, evaluation of equipment for replacement and evaluation of new equipment manufacturers as needed
Oversee and provide guidance on tasks associated with bonding adhesives, such as EP30AO and solder paste, and specialized processes, specifically conformal coating
Develop and implement operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality
Identify and evaluate new tools that allow each group to perform in the most efficient manner
Verify new and existing machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications and requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.S.) from four-year College or University in a technical field (Industrial Engineering or Materials Science preferred)
0-2 years of related experience


Ability to review and analyze data for defect trends, determine root cause failures and implement corrective actions
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Working knowledge of all areas of assembly for printed wiring boards
Mechanical/machine programming experience for equipment used to assemble surface mount and thru-hold printed wiring boards
Knowledge of standard electronic contract manufacturing processes
Ability to review schematics and technical drawing requirements for mechanical/electrical assemblies
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee may be exposed to hazards (chemical, mechanical, and/or radiant energy). The employee may be required to wear protective clothing such as heel straps and a lab coat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  All of the work will be performed indoors.

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