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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Product Acquisitions/NPI 


The Company:

Employees at Extant Aerospace enjoy working in a dynamic environment, with opportunities for growth, development, and to make a difference. Our unique business model provides ample opportunity to learn and broaden skill sets, or step up to be considered for promotions within the business. We focus on creating a culture and a team that fosters accountability, ownership, and open and honest communication.

Working at Extant offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Insurance Options
  • Up to 28 paid days off the first year of employment
  • 401k match up to 6%
  • Tuition and Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Employer paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • Monthly Health & Wellness incentive


The Role: 

**To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.**


  • Reporting to the Acquisitions Product Integration Manager, this is an individual contributor role.
  • Working with the front-end acquisitions team, responsible for all manufacturing activities associated with the acquisition and transition of product lines.
  • Performs Due Diligence capabilities and risk assessment prior to acquisition of product lines.
  • Receives training on all aspects of manufacturing products from the OEM (traveling to OEM site) and transitioning this knowledge to Extant manufacturing, including training of Extant personnel.
  • Identifies any non-standard manufacturing processes associated with the products, develops mitigation plans, and sees them through implementation.
  • Identifies and implements productivity, cost-reduction, and process improvement opportunities.
  • Transitions all manufacturing responsibilities to sustainment Manufacturing Engineer within the responsible Business Units.
  • Responsible for the identification and transfer of manufacturing tooling/assets from the OEM location to the Extant Melbourne, FL facilities.
  • Create and execute mitigation plans for all manufacturing assets that will not transfer from the OEM.
  • Develops Extant Methods of Manufacture (MoM) and work instructions (Circuit Cams) based on the OEM work instructions with enhanced tribal knowledge obtained from OEM training.
  • Evaluates and loads time standards into Epicor for each routing step based on OEM historical data.
  • Supports make-in-house versus outsourcing decisions during part number uploads into Epicor.
  • Supports Extant first article builds through entire process including revisions to MoM and Circuit Cams.
  • Authors or edits procedures and documentation through change management process directly related to acquired products.
  • Evaluates manufacturing tooling utilization to support target production rate capacity.
  • Identifies all materials that are not part of OEM's parts list (typically consumables, paint, and labels) and works with the Supply Chain Strategist to get them on order prior to the inventory and asset transfer.
  • Works with the PTM and Test Engineer to create the floor layout to include additional workstations, hardware, computers, and works with the Supply Chain Strategist to order items as needed.
  • Supports Environmental Health & Safety Assessment for incoming manufacturing equipment, products, processes, materials, adhesives, and chemicals.
  • Interfaces with management to present status, capital requests, or continuous improvement initiatives.
  • This position will require significant travel (up to 50%), mostly U.S. based but occasionally abroad.

Ideal candidate will be:

  • Collaborative and able to build strong trust with leaders and employees of diverse backgrounds and situations at all levels.
  • Self-driven with a bias for action and sense of urgency and timeliness to meet schedule objectives.
  • An exceptional communicator in both written and verbal interactions; clear, concise, and courageous in giving tough but supportive feedback when needed.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and constant change, nimble and responsive in the short-term while driving progress on longer-term initiatives.
  • A strong critical thinker with reasoning and analytical skills.



  • On Time Delivery – Meets Microsoft Project Schedule Milestone and RAIL Action delivery dates
  • Deliver solutions that maximize productivity of operations team.
  • First Pass Yields with First Article Builds


  • 4-year degree in a technical discipline plus, a minimum of 10 years direct industry experience in a similar role to include new product introduction or integration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, able to handle stressful situations and multi-tasking, able to work under time constraints, and will at times be required to work with some chemicals and bonding agents. Ability to lift and manipulate 25-pound objects, sometimes overhead. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.

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Open Date 4/23/2024  
About the Organization Are you looking for a career that allows big business ability, and small business agility? A company with a family like feel, where you will truly love your job? Look no further! Extant Aerospace is located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, just minutes from the beaches, Kennedy Space Center, and Port Canaveral. Extant manufactures and supplies complex electronic assemblies to the DoD and international customers for military and commercial applications. Extant also provides licensing and obsolescence management services for legacy electronics systems. Extant is growing in the exciting field of commercial aviation and aerospace, and is looking for experienced personnel to help guide us to success! For additional information, please visit our website at  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. export control regulations, requirements of this position include being eligible to work with export controlled products and related data without restriction.  
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