Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Sparx Hockey is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join the team and be the primary technical liaison with our Asian manufacturing operations.   This is a newly established role in a dynamic startup and the successful candidate will play a key role in the company’s continued growth.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality teams to define and measure excellence in the manufacture of our product.
  • Interface directly with offshore Contract Manufacturing and US-based Engineering teams in support of ongoing production and new product development.
  • Identify opportunities to continually improve product quality and yields at the CM and key suppliers.
  • Qualify new suppliers and define component requirements, inspection methods and tests.
  • Validate quality inspections at the CM and key supplier’s facilities.
  • Oversee second source projects and continuously monitor the risk of existing supplier /component obsolescence.
  • Participate in the concept development, design and transfer of product improvements into production utilizing Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles.
  • Identify and lead the implementation of improvements in the supply chain.
  • Lead the analysis of defective components found in Incoming Inspection and work with suppliers and Engineering teams to resolve issues.


Skills and Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • 5 plus years as a Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Knowledge of injection molding, machining, and metal working processes.
  • Knowledge of Printed Circuit Assembly fabrication and electrical wiring.
  • Strong understanding of fixture / gage design concepts
  • Knowledge of Process Capability and data analysis using statistical tools.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Overseas travel (about 30%, but could be more at critical phases).