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Manufacturing Engineer

Chatsworth, CA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in production.

Pay: $89K - $147K/year.


What you'll do 

  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods.

  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

  • Confer with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

  • Implement the lean manufacturing techniques in order to eliminate the manufacturing wastes.

  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

  • Monitor and adjust the manufacturing labor standard in QAD to reduce the labor variance.

  • Create and update the process routings in QAD

  • Create precise work instruction for product assembly in production as directed

  • Take initiative and be proactive in problem solving

  • Is involved in the manufacturing process on a daily basis. This includes set up of production runs and work cells, SMT, reflow ovens, Depanelization machine, burn in room, test cells etc. All inclusive. 

  • Manages related building and facility maintenance with contractors.

  • Responsible for maintenance and service of all manufacturing equipment.

  • Keep maintenance records of all equipment up to date. Write new procedures along with the QA manager.

  • Work well in teams formed to resolve Quality issues, make continuous improvement, improve procedures & work-instructions in co-ordination with QA dept.

  • Support the head of manufacturing and supervisors for their technical engineering needs with plant and equipment.


What would be useful

It would be useful and advantageous for the candidate to have experience in or knowledge of:

  • Manufacturing software, QAD, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and Visio). AutoCAD is a plus.

  • Equivalent electrical or mechanical engineering experience.  PCB and MRT knowledge.  TL9000 and Safety awareness.


What we're looking for 

The successful candidate will have experience in or knowledge of: 

  • Electronic Manufacturing especially Surface Mount and Through-hole processes. Capability to identify and troubleshoot soldering defects and resolve process issues.

  • PCBA manufacturing and box build

  • Wave solder process and being able to identify defects and resolve process issues and minimize defects

  • SMT machines (Stencil printer, Pick & Place, Reflow oven, AOI, etc.) 

  • Ability to generate reflow oven profiles for mixed assembly products by using Thermal Profiling software (M.O.L.E.)

  • Electro-mechanical assembly process and being able to generate precise manufacturing work instructions for production operators.

  • IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 certified

  • ERP system preferably QAD

  • ESD compliance and standard (ANSI/ESD S20.20)

  • ISO 9001 and TL 9000

  • Ability to work closely with others and being able to train operators for various assemblies.

  • Ability to maintain and schedule a timely equipment maintenance program.

  • Must be hands on (be able to perform minor repairs on SMT lines and other manufacturing equipment’s and machines) 

Must Have 

The successful candidate must have: 

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S) in Manufacturing Engineering from four-year College or university; plus four to six years related experience and/or training.

About the Company

Canoga is the telecommunications infrastructure leader that powered the deployments of 3G and 4G. Today Canoga is developing the 5G Fronthaul solution that will enable fully featured 5G networks to lead the next generation of connectivity for people and machines. Canoga provides its customers with network connectivity solutions that allow them to change the world.

Canoga Perkins offers benefits including PTO, medical, dental and vision insurance. Contact Priscilla Navarro at 818-718-6300 or e-mail

Canoga Perkins is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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