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Engineering Assistant

Chesapeake, VA

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Assist the Engineering Department by maintaining databases and logs; maintenance, repair, and issuing out tooling; and keeping the tool room clean and organized in accordance to 6S standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Collect, issue out, and organize tooling in appropriate manner.

2. Maintain department specific spreadsheets.

3. Create purchase orders as needed.

4. Operates manufacturing machinery and related equipment as necessary to build prototypes to customer and internal requirements.

5. May assist in setting up, modifying, or obsolescing parts in the manufacturing database as necessary.

6. Assists in product redesign to resolve product or production difficulties.

Prepares and maintains inventory records of production tools and tool supplies.

• Issues tools from Tool Room in response to production needs.

• Performs preventive maintenance and repair on tools, fixtures, and jigs.

• Sources tools and tool supplies and obtains quotations.

• Maintains Tool Room, Maintenance Shop and storeroom in a clean and orderly manner.

• Participates in 5S/Safety and Kaizen projects.

• Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Job Requirements

  • Ability to follow instructions, given orally or in writing.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, given proper instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow detailed written instructions.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others.
  • Must be adaptable to changing schedules/priorities.
  • Ability to read prints and layouts.    
  • General knowledge of various types of manufacturing equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically oriented situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to setup, analyze, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes.
  • Must be resourceful in the problem solving.
  • Must be goal oriented.
  • Organization skills to manage a large number of projects concurrently.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Suites
  • Experience in the manufacturing or engineering fields doing drafting and/or design work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 Must be familiar with a variety of manufacturing processes, materials selection, and product testing

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