Lab Test Manufacturing Engineer - TS I

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Lab Test Manufacturing Engineer - TS I in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

Position Purpose

Work with Lab Test Design (Mech, Instrumentation & Elec) Engineering and the Lab Test Operations teams to support the lab builds and lab changes through the lifecycle of the Lab Test Articles. Work with the teams to provide appropriate methods and tools to produce work instructions that can be followed and maintained. Also, work with the Lab Materials team or the Lab fabrication team for parts to be created/assembled.


Desired Experience Areas

  • Knowledge of fabrication, 3D printing, manufacturability
  • Experience with Catia, Solumina, Smarteam and SAP
  • SBM


This engineer will work with the Lab Engineers, Project Engineers, and Operations to:

  • Implement and oversee major projects (lab builds) from the manufacturing perspective
    • Methods and tools to produce work instructions for Lab builds using Solumina, SBM or any other MES system
    • Define structure and guidelines for tooling and manufacturability standards
      • What can be built in bulk or need special vendors
      • What should be manufactured in house
      • What min requirements should be followed, to ensure configuration as design and as built
  • Communicate with other parts of the organization to ensure consistency on the utilization of tools and supporting quality with maintaining quality standards and policies on process and products
  • This engineer will work with Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering teams:
    • Perform manufacturability assessment of engineering data
    • Analyze future requirements
  • Support firsthand the data for configuration as design (work with the Configuration Specialist)
    • This will be use on the Baseline Configuration
  • Supports the fabrication teams to generate flat patterns, models, NC data, V4 knowledge etc.
  • Ensure quality standards are followed on the engineering data and support the implementation of improved methods to improve quality and cost


This role will also be responsible for the following:

  • Perform (or assist with) make-or buy decisions of parts and assemblies
  • Create (or assist creating) work instructions for assemblies requiring a high level of accuracy, while considering efficiency, manufacturability, and safety.
  • Provide technical direction to both design teams (eBOM configuration, DFM, etc) and production teams (priorities, assembly techniques, etc.) as necessary to reach labs goals
  • Act as liaison between the engineering, fabrication, and operation groups to ensure design and build integrity.
  • As necessary, assist with operations and material manager with budgeting and scheduling.
  • Assist with the flow of eBOM to preplan with minimum risks, including assisting in the integration of LRUs data of receiving and assemble to reduce impact on schedule.


References and CV highly encouraged



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 5 ys in specific technical discipline or 10 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters, 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.

Position Purpose:

Assists with the planning, coordination, performance of design, analysis and liaison engineering supporting the development and production of Gulfstream products and services

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Contributes to planning, developing and coordinating of important engineering projects .
  2. Provides specialized technical assistance to team members .
  3. Uses advanced techniques and modified extension of theories to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems .
  4. Determines and develops own approach to solutions within schedule and cost objectives .
  5. Works under limited supervision; work should only be required. to be reviewed for accuracy and consistency with meeting overall objectives .
  6. Acts as liaison with representatives outside of the assigned group/area .

Additional Functions:
  1. Actively works to improve daily processes and ensures all work meets customer requirements .
  2. Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Advanced degree in engineering related field preferred.
  2. The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 215042

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 09/30/2023 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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