Skills Inc.
  • Auburn South- Manufacturing
  • WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The Manufacturing Engineer Level I reports directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and is responsible for developing and improving manufacturing processes by studying and implementing production, manufacturing and finish methods.


  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials.
  • Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor and material costs; reviewing production schedules and estimating future requirements.
  • Use process steps to define and call out reasonable set up and run times.
  • Write operator work instructions and inspection documents to ensure compliance with product, process and system requirements.
  • Accurately interpret aerospace manufacturing drawings, specifications and engineering requirements. Provide technical support and training to coworkers, customers, and suppliers.
  • Write mistake-proof work instructions and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with product, process and system requirements; reduce variation and improve repeatability.
  • Refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Provide technical support and training to coworkers, customers, and suppliers.
  • The Manufacturing Engineer Level II is responsible for leading, facilitating, coaching and mentoring Level I Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineering Aids and Manufacturing personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws such as; training, planning, assigning and directing work.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, company and customer requirements.
  • Act as primary point of contact for supplier inquires, product and process conformance decisions, and process improvement activities.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency.
  • Follow work rules and standard safety regulations at all times.
  • Maintain safe working practice's and insure area is clean and free of any possible unsafe situations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • U.S. Person status required due to export control.
  • Thorough knowledge of aerospace manufacturing drawings, specifications and engineering requirements.
  • Ability to write clear, accurate, comprehensive and concise documents, formatted to increase information accessibility and grammatically correct.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and experienced in developing win-win relationships with coworkers, customers, suppliers, and auditors.
  • Experience with the fabrication, assembly, application of protective finishes, and inspection of structural aerospace products. Catia v5 experience a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of AS9100 quality system requirements. Familiarity of Nadcap requirements a plus.
  • Solution orientated, able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to solve a wide range of difficult problems in practice and cost effective ways.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to travel within the greater Seattle area with limited need for air and overnight travel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Adaptable to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Accepting of criticism and ability to deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Ability to identify, organize, estimate and recognize differences or similarities.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or verbal instructions.
  • Ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, or manipulate parts.
  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of personalities and communication styles.
  • Ability to provide direction and guidance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team oriented, and ability to deal with a wide variety of personalities and communication styles.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as engineering specifications and regulatory rules.
  • Ability to communicate in English through voice, American Sign Language or adaptive technology.
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and/or follow written and verbal instructions in English.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years Aerospace experience.
  • 1-3 years pertinent Aerospace Manufacturing Planning experience


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


ABOUT SKILLS INC. Skills Inc. is a self-supporting Social Enterprise and is organized as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. We have four lines of business; Aerospace Manufacturing, Aerospace Finishing, Technical Services, and Business Solutions, that operate in 4 locations. Skills Inc. employs over 700 people and our social mission is to train, employ and serve persons with disabilities. We accomplish our mission three ways; direct hire, vocational programs and services, and as a resource to the community. 

Drug Free Workplace. Criminal background check and drug test required.

Skills Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Individuals with disabilities highly encouraged to apply.




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