Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor - SEKISUI Aerospace

SEKISUI Aerospace

Orange City, IA, US


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the development and improvement of composite part fabrication processes, methods, and tooling.  Position may include design of tools, shop floor manufacturing support, process development and introduction of new products.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions, including how an individual is to perform them and the frequency with which the tasks are performed; the tasks must be part of the job function and truly necessary or required to perform the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Desired Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.  
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. 
  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area, and lead a team of less experience professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
  • Must be able to perform 3D mechanical design utilizing SolidWorks and 2D drafting skills. Expertise in complex assembly methods and processes (aerospace and composites a plus). Ability to work under pressure while maintaining perspective
  • Be creative, flexible and able to drive/guide change
  • Ability to multi-task, follow through and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Capability to develop and coach individuals to higher performance
  • Provide strong operations thinking that moves the vision to successful implementation.
  • Leadership qualities – patience, kindness, humility, respectful, selfless, forgiving, honest and committed to the SEKISUI values. 

Computer Skills

  • Experience with Catia V5, Inventor, Solid Works, or other 3-Dimensional CADs required.
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.
  • ERP system experience

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate requiring hearing protection in certain areas. 

Application Instructions:

An exciting aerospace career awaits you in our manufacturing facility in Orange City, Iowa. Apply to join the SEKISUI Aerospace team today!


Required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

PPE is provided by SEKISUI Aerospace based on the employee’s position and exposure.


Day Shift: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, additional overtime hours as needed

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Sponsored 401k
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement



  • Driving manufacturing safety thought the use of improved manufacturing processes, tools, aids, and equipment.
  • Prioritize work load for the manufacturing engineering team to ensure internal and external schedule attainment.
  • Developing the technical skills, business skills, and interpersonal skills of the manufacturing engineering team.
  • Manage manufacturing team workload leveraging a work break down planning.        Communication and negotiation of delivery dates and plans.
  • Lead the engineering change process to ensure proper change management and implementation.
  • Manages and performs changes to the Engineered Standards as a result of other system enhancements including dissemination and training to user groups.        Works closely and directs team to work with Engineering on new ideas to improve processing procedures or on anything that may improve quality or customer satisfaction. 
  • Identify and implement improvements in methods, procedures, equipment, or workflow which increases productivity or quality within the Engineered Standards environment. Build solid business cases for all process. Provide ideas and corrective actions for ongoing manufacturing issues.
  • Collaborates with quality functions to drive to zero defects.  This includes leading and participating in root cause corrective action activities.  Driving the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Provide a leadership role for continuous improvement develop and direct activities that promote continuous improvement in all facets of plant activities.  Educates all levels of staff and floor operations in the basics of CI.  
  • Manages the creation of production standards using methods (MTM) software, time studies, and historical analysis to assist management in accurately measuring employee’s productivity. 
  • Documents, maintains, and ensures adherence to the manufacturing processes and establishes standardized work methods for all production processes. 
  • Clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences, especially regarding manufacturing processes, engineering issues and proposed changes, and quality issues and dispositions.

Location: Orange City, IA, US

Experience: Minimum of 3 years progressive and related experience required. Knowledge and experience with ERP systems (Plex preferred)

Education: Required BS degree in a technical field (Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineer preferred) or equivalent combination of education/experience

Type: Full Time-Quatro

Open: Friday September 17th

Close: Sunday October 17th 2021