Volt Information Sciences Composites Manufacturing Engineer - Aerospace in Poway, California

We have an exciting temp to hire opportunity for a Composite Manufacturing Engineer in Poway, CA. As a Composite Manufacturing Engineer your role will be to lead and support - through rigorous quantitative analysis - multiple projects, which include a range of manufacturing operations (material cutting/kitting, lamination, cure, demold, trim/drill/machining, and assembly). This includes leading/supporting top-tier teams of Manufacturing Engineers and technicians and developing manufacturing technology while ensuring aerospace standards and quality requirements are met.

This position requires depth and breadth of aerospace composite manufacturing, processing and materials knowledge. Project engineering and management experience required. Must be able to multitask multiple and complex projects while staying organized in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to collaborate, negotiate, and work with internal and external groups to ensure ideas come to fruition.


Oversee prototype and pilot builds, document the build process with standardized work instructions, define and implement new manufacturing technologies. Provide documentation and make technical presentations as required. Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or complex composite manufacturing problems through early, upfront design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure producibility, inspectability, testability, maintainability and repairability. Manage the verification, control, effectivity and release of automation files, i.e. ply nesting, laser projection, oven/autoclave programs, and/or work instructions. Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine composite manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards. Work continuous improvement projects to eliminate tribal knowledge Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.


Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards. Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review, action, and control.

Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree. Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

Able to work extended hours as required.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer