Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in East Aurora, New York, US at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 9/27/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come, work in a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic electronics manufacturing company. API DELEVAN is looking for an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer who will be responsible for operational readiness of new product releases. 

We are
electronics manufacturer of Inductors, Radio Frequency coils, chokes, transformers, and resolvers with a strong brand for nearly 70 years, and the only manufacturer in the world with Mil-PRF-39010 Level ‘S’ accreditation. Global supplier of frameless, framed, and tandem resolvers to automation, commercial, industrial, and aerospace and defense industries. We form part of Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ: AIMC) portfolio of product offerings, under the Operating Company of Thomson Linear Motion.  For more information about API Delevan, Altra Industrial Motion and Thomson Linear, please visit our websites at ,, and


What will Advanced Manufacturing Engineer do?
This position involves working intimately for all phases of new product development and site level operations and product line teams. Key deliverables will be: Support of design and development trials to lead into launch meeting on time expectations, product and project costing, quality requirement readiness for all new product releases. This position requires a strong leader who is capable of and committed to providing input to the core development team through the lens of the operations team, ensuring to take a project from prototype phase to high volume production phase. 100% of the job focus will be on achieving the project deliverables and delivering a robust design, product, and process to the manufacturing cell.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident status is required due to ITAR restrictions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Design Engineering team to execute new product development trials, calculations, testing, etc.
  • Support all prototype, first time build and high-volume production processes, including producibility reviews & process capability studies with strong input into supplier selection
  • Support design development for new product launches, including but not limited to build playbook, cell layout, request of needed assembly fixtures, etc.
  • Develop best practices for manufacturability across new product lines and ensure documentation
  • Support capital expense requirements and submissions for new equipment purchases
  • Support building processes for validating and sustaining
  • Use of statistics and analysis to drive fact-based, root cause analysis and decision making
  • Build relationship and trust with cross functional team that fosters buy in and seamless transfer of ownership during and after launch phase
  • Build relationship with external customers to ensure new product development is meeting requirement

Expected Outcomes

  • Thorough and on-time product launches
  • Support Operations with creation of Documented Standard Work and Processes
  • Delivery of effective value-add strategies
  • Thorough handoff to Operations upon project completions and ensure production readiness for transition from prototype to high volume
  • Monthly plan and analysis of adherence to the plan

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking– identifies patterns across data or situations that are not obviously related 
  • Decision Making– makes timely and informed decisions that consider the facts, constraints, risks, and likely impacts 
  • Drive and Determination– acts with persistence and tenacity and effectively addresses obstacles, strong work ethic  
  • Negotiation & Influence– understands leverage points and motivations; constructively and creatively works towards win-win solutions 
  • Organizational Effectiveness– effectively navigates organizational structures and drives momentum to achieve desired outcomes  
  • Problem Solving– methodically defines, investigates, and executes effective solutions 
  • Relationship Management– builds sincere and mutually beneficial bonds with people 


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of electrical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • CAD software (Solid works preferred)
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints & geometric tolerances (GD&T)
  • Lean manufacturing tool knowledge highly preferred (6 sigma, 5S, Value Stream)
  • Proficiency in leading and maintaining PFMEA’s and DFMEA’s
  • Ability to navigate between internal departments to build relationships, enable information flow, and drive successful project management and delivery
  • Comfortable leading in cross-functional, commercial, and multi-cultural teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% as needed, to support new product development phases

Physical Demand and Work Environment

Physical Demands - while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.  

Work Environment – The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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