Job Posting – Manufacturing Production Engineer

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Jobs

Want to skip the noise of the city for a quiet country airport with friendly good mornings?

Is it time to trade the rush hour drive in the city for a drive in beautiful southern Douglas county?


McFarlane Aviation, a worldwide leading manufacturer of aviation parts and premier PMA engineering team for general aviation is looking for an experienced manufacturing production engineer to support outstanding growth and new market opportunities. McFarlane Aviation Products is a small, dynamic company that has been developing and manufacturing the world’s best replacement aircraft parts for over 30 years.

This engineering position encompasses all aspects of general aviation systems including design, development, testing, process and product support and design maintenance.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference, while accelerating the growth of a great company with a great future, we want to hear from you.


We offer a competitive salary with a full benefits package and a casual work environment.  We are located 10 minutes from Lawrence and 40 minutes from Kansas City.

For more information about the position, please see the Job Description at

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General description of job:

Perform a variety of engineering work including, but not limited to; support the launch of new product development through the design, development and implementation of production equipment, design and development of production processes, identification of continuous improvement ideas and the subsequent implementation, tool design, fabrication and test, and ongoing production support. Will support engineering and production teams in the evaluation of current and development of new processes for manufacturing and production processes. Lead in the design and development of manufacturing tooling and production fixtures. Support all teams in the development of CAD model and produce the necessary associated drawings.  Work with engineering, manufacturing and production teams to develop the most effective and efficient processes while developing the costs for each of products McFarlane produces. Conduct workflow analysis studies and identify continuous improvement ideas to improve products, processes and overall product costs. Identify and recommend improvements to production or testing equipment and technique. Reports to the Production Engineering Manager.


Duties, tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform all engineering tasks required to see assigned projects to completion.
  • Supports the development of all manufacturing and production processes and ensure the necessary tooling, fixtures and equipment is available to support new products.
  • Develop standardized manufacturing and production processes across similar products.
  • Communicate with and support the machine and production teams, other engineering personnel, RSO/GM, purchasing, inventory coordinator, equipment vendors.
  • Follow policies and procedures in the McFarlane Employee Manual, Quality Assurance Manual, Engineering Manual, and Safety Manual
  • Development of production standards to meet product design requirements and quality control standards of the industry.


Hours and Reporting:


  • Reports directly to the Engineering Manager of Manufacturing
  • This is a full time, Monday through Friday with flexibility


Skills needed for the job:

  • BSME or BS Industrial Engineering Preferred
  • 2-5 years hands-on experience in a production environment
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of production processes, production and manufacturing equipment, product costing development, quality control and current methodologies for maintaining and maximizing the effective and efficient production and distribution of our products.
  • Industrial or Mechanical degree in engineering or equivalent training and experience
  • Machine and manufacturing processes knowledge
  • Knowledgeable of all existing and emerging manufacturing techniques, processes and programs such as Lean, Kan-ban, 6-Sigma, JIT, etc.
  • Product cost analysis development and time study knowledge
  • Ability to logically and efficiently frame and solve problems, technical and otherwise
  • CAD knowledge (solid modeling proficiency preferred)





Additional skills that are helpful but not required:

  • Bill of Materials Development
  • OSHA machine safety knowledge
  • General aviation experience and an understanding of aircraft systems
  • Technical writing skills
  • FAA certification experience
  • Aircraft maintenance experience
  • Quality Control systems experience
  • Metallurgy and material properties knowledge
  • Tool design experience

Summary description; other duties and responsibilities as required and needed that arise. This job description is no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform other duties requested by his or her manager.


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