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Manufacturing Engineer - Industrialization (m/f/d) 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


The Manufacturing Engineer - Industrialization is responsible for structures production support.  The successful individual in this role is a creative, solutions-oriented engineer that takes ownership of manufacturing processes to drive world class Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery performance into the business


Your Responsibilities

  • Provide daily support to manufacturing operations and related support teams in order to assure technically correct manufacturing and product flow; incl. tracking of OEE, process capability CpK, OTD, production costs and proactive improvements of various KPIs
  • Define the details of manufacturing for composite structures and optimize existing processes utilizing lean manufacturing principles, based on the basics defined by M&P and System Engineering
  • Assure VSM methods are applied, DfM and DtC activities are executed, organize that suitable tooling and equipment is available as needed
  • Work cross-functionally with operations, quality, design engineering, and other teams to define manufacturing work instructions, equipment, tools, materials, and training
  • Utilize project management techniques / tools to meet cost, technical, and schedule requirements
  • Play key role in the non-conformance process and secure measures for root cause analyses, corrective and preventive measures
  • Support continuous improvements in all concerned manufacturing processes to deliver inline with customer quality, cost, and demand requirements
  • Establish and provide the necessary documentation for strategic operations programs as well as for customer programs, support and participate in project reviews as necessary
  • Support in close cooperation with Industrialization Manager the evaluation of infrastructure and equipment investments, establish technical and business case documentation and take leading role in their implementation through procurement, installation, verification/validation until transition into daily operation
  • Proactively support and coach the production technicians through frontline support utilizing an integrated project team approach; provide training material (both software and hardware) as needed
  • Establish standard work practices across manufacturing and eliminate waste to increase productivity
  • Develop and verify new jigs, tooling, equipment, parts, and processes to meet requirements
  • Co-work in the Bidding team for quotations, concept work and developments, interdisciplinary collaboration in make-or-buy decisions 
  • Provide cost and schedule support with expert RC cost and schedule estimates, NRC cost and schedule estimates, support LLI activities together with NRC and RC project teams as well as production operations and production control teams
  • Actively participate in the change management process as it relates to your respective manufacturing process, driving and implementing process / design changes, support improvement of business processes
  • Work with international colleagues in order to evaluate, improve, and transfer latest state processes and maintain standardization across the company portfolio


Your Profile

  • B.S. degree or similar experience in a related (engineering) field with extensive relevant experience
  • Demonstrates insight into quality and safety standards including AS9100 and OSHA or similar
  • Previously worked with composite, metallic, and non-metallic materials
  • 2+ years of previous hands-on Engineering experience in a more complex manufacturing setting are a plus
  • Space or Aerospace experience and Production line leadership experience would be an asset
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma knowledge/experience; experience with SAP or other ERP, MS Office would be an advantage
  • Experience with MES, CAD and other relevant complex software is a plus
  • Solution driven, willing to make a difference, strong entrepreneurial thinking and customer-orientation
  • Passionate and co-operative performer who puts success of team first
  • Excellent organizational and co-ordination skills
  • Outstanding communication and teamwork ability
  • High stress resistance and perseverance, able to assure a structured approach in a complex environment
  • Excellent English language skills and good German language skills (at least B2) are a must.

Your contact

Did we spark your interest in this exciting position? Then we look forward to receiving your online application.

RUAG Space | Recruiter/HR Manager: André Jolidon | 


Zürich, ZH, CH

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

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