FLIR Systems Manufacturing Engineer in West Lafayette, Indiana

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Responsible for ensuring that products developed in ChemBio vertical of Detection Division are manufacturable by contributing to specification and design of tools, fixtures, robotics, etc. necessary to reduce manpower requirements and process variability resulting in repeatable and consistent high-quality products that can be produced safely. This position works with teams and individuals in production, quality, safety, and R&D to define and resolve ECNs and maintain ISO 9001 compliance.Detailed Description:

  • Assist in the transition of products from Design to Production ensuring DFMA (Design for Manufacturability) is considered.

  • Resolve assembly, mechanical and fabrication problems – both with internal processes and those within the FLIR supply chain

  • Develop and maintain process and product documentation including engineering (both electrical and mechanical) data and drawings, hardware, software, firmware and manual information according to company wide ISO 9001 standards and procedures

  • Design tools and assemblies per engineering requirements based on sketches and discussions with personnel from manufacturing, engineering, safety, and management

  • Prepare 3D and 2D drawings for tooling, fixtures, robotics, and safety devices

  • Maintain mechanical 3D models of instrumentation

  • Add and maintain existing and new product production data to documentation control

  • Maintain revision control for complete product documentation and report findings

  • Manage suppliers to ensure that the needs of ChemBio production are met in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.


  • Four-year Engineering or Engineering technology degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering.

  • Minimum of two years direct or relevant experience

  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks 3-D CAD software is required

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with team members, engineers, scientists, both internally and within the FLIR supply chain

  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Occasional travel, estimated 4-8 trips annually

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds from ground to table top

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes including, but not limited to: Traditional Machining, EDM Machining, Laser-Cutting, Sheet Metal, Injection Molding, Prototyping, and various Coating processes

  • Experience with PDM or ePDM is preferred

  • Prior experience with Mass Spectrometers (FLIR or competitor) would be highly beneficial

  • Knowledge of LEAN methods

  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Controls for Manufacturing

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.