Indiana, United States

Manufacturing Engineer, Planning – West Lafayette, IN

PLEASE NOTE:  This role requires being authorized to work in the United States.  Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package. 

Job Title:  Manufacturing Engineer, Planning

Employment location:  West Lafayette, IN

Job Description

The employer is an aircraft manufacturer, manufacturing the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. The company’s facility in Indiana will employ over 300 employees in management, administration, and manufacturing. The new flagship facility will utilize advanced manufacturing techniques and leverage research and development to support the employer’s broad product portfolio.

The employer offers an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.The employer is seeking Manufacturing Planners who are interested in further developing knowledge in manufacturing technology. The Manufacturing Planner function will be responsible for all the manufacturing planning detail for assembly and installation, from development to maintenance of plans.

The Manufacturing Planners will be an integral link between the engineering design team in abroad and the new production team at the Indiana facility.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Review and maintain work instructions and bills of materials to specify assembly processes
  • Provide manufacturability analysis related to new or changed processes
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing process issues
  • Author process plans for new processes using internally approved manufacturing processes and requirements
  • Process work instruction and sequence changes for release
  • Contribute to continuous improvement for efficient production
  • Other project tasks as assigned

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or minimum 5 years comparable experience in related field
  • Strong understanding of aerostructure assembly manufacturing preferred
  • 2+ years of model-based definition experience
  • 2+ years of manufacturing planning experience, preferably in Delmia
  • Driven, innovative and demonstrates strong initiative
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively, in a team setting
  • Must be able to travel internationally.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).


The employer provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match
  • Tuition assistance
  • Student loan assistance
  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs
  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

  • Location: Indiana, United States
  • Categories: Engineer

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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