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Mechanical Engineer

Location: Southern CA
Date: 2/21/2019

Our client is a leader in high performance textiles and mission critical products and works with the Aerospace, Defense, and Medical industries. A privately-owned company that has been in business for over 40 years. They have a fun, casual office culture, with a kitchen fully stocked for breakfast and mid-day snacking. You will work with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, who are also passionate about their industry.
Competitive salary and great benefits.

•Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
•5+ year of experience working in technical, engineering or manufacturing environment with the following materials (fabric, textile, vinyl, plastic or inflatable)
•Experience in the aerospace, defense and medical industry
•Experience with sewing industrial textiles and RF (Radio Frequency) sealing of plastic films
•Experience with SolidWorks 3D modeling
•Experience with Research and Development
•Strong understanding of FMEA
•Some management experience
•Ability to build effective and cross-functional teams and influence without authority
•Experience in Lean and continuous improvement methodologies and tools
•Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to effectively communicate technical topics in a simple and meaningful manner
•Excellent planning and organizational skills
•Experience with AS9100/QMS
•Experienced with ERP systems (Epicor)
•Advanced knowledge on MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Be responsible for process development from initial development to sustained manufacturing validation, planning, directing and coordinating engineering activities, studies and programs in support of standard production and new product development
•Responsible for planning executing and supervising process development related to industrial fabric, textiles, vinyl, plastic or inflatable product
•Have experience with development and manufacturing of textiles and vinyl products
•Have experience with RF Welding
•Responsible for process identification, parameter optimization, proof of concept testing, technology improvements, and process implementation
•Interface and collaborate with New Product Development, Sustaining, and Quality groups
•Responsible for tool and fixture design and qualification used for manufacturing medical and aerospace devices and components
•Provide critical input for design and build of equipment required for processing textiles and vinyl. Support and provide equipment guidelines and tooling modifications for process improvements
•Responsible for screening and optimization of process parameters to achieve robust and stable processes and maximize yields, efficiencies, and process capabilities
•Responsible for documentation of studies in engineering memorandums and work instructions
•Identify, investigate and develop new technologies for textiles and vinyl processing
•Develop strategic processing goals and objectives and integrate processes into Lean value streams
•Develops and maintains routings, material lists, manpower requirements, machine/equipment requirements, skill levels and tooling required to manufacture a new or redesigned product
•Assists in developing cost estimates to manufacture a new or redesigned product
•Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manual, and other data to evaluate feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
•Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

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Senior Leaders

Rick Rush


  • Melissa Rush

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Ashley Higginbotham

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Kimber McFadden
    General Manager,
    Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles

    Shelly Barton
    Kristen Bowser

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Shelly Barton

    Senior Executive Recruiter