Manufacturing Engineer (Boulder, CO - Full Time)

At Head Rush Technologies we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a positive work environment. If this opportunity looks interesting to you, please submit your resume in PDF format. Include a personalized cover letter explaining your interest in the position and our company; please also include your salary requirements. Submissions not meeting all requirements will not be considered complete.


About Head Rush Technologies

We apply innovative technologies to bring exciting recreation equipment to the climbing, zip-line, adventure and amusement industries. Head Rush products make adventure activities more reliable and less risky, while increasing throughput and enhancing customer experience. We’re best known for our application of eddy current braking technology in products such as our TRUBLUE Auto Belay, zipSTOP Zip Line Brake, QUICKjump Free Fall Device and FlightLine Free Fall Ride.


Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer crafts, directs Head Rush Technologies’ Manufacturing and Quality Assurance program. He/she ensures that all products leaving the factory are fully functional, defect-free, and are efficiently and consistently assembled using high-quality components that meet the company’s stringent Quality Control requirements. In addition, the Manufacturing Engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and international and domestic quality standards, recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls, and coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.

When/if the company learns of any manufacturing bottleneck or potential product deficiency, it is the Manufacturing Engineer’s TOP PRIORITY to utilize sound engineering principals to identify the cause and quickly and efficiently mitigate and/or eliminate the concern. Additionally, the Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for establishing systems and procedures to reduce or eliminate future deficiency occurrences.


Key Responsibilities – Overall

  • Use sound engineering principals to properly and efficiently identify, mitigate and document root cause(s) for product defects related to component manufacturing quality, design, and/or final product assembly.

Key Responsibilities – Quality Control

  • Lead, develop and maintain quality and process control for all supplied components and internal product assembly.
  • Develop and maintain component specifications, drawings and inspection documents.
  • Work closely with procurement management to ensure component specifications and quality control inspection methods are properly communicated to component suppliers.
  • Identify, procure, and maintain component quality control inspection tooling and equipment. This includes managing calibration schedules, as required.
  • Support and train component receiving staff on proper specification and quality control inspection methods and procedures.
  • Support component procurement management in an engineering capacity during supplier quality and process control audits.
  • Support component suppliers in an engineering capacity during root cause analyses for component quality and process issues

Key Responsibilities – Manufacturing

  • Interface with design engineers to ensure assemblies are designed for manufacturing (DFM).
  • Plan and lead the build and modification of mechanical systems including assembly/disassembly method/work and in-process quality inspection instructions generation, tooling design, new product assembly and process development, work flow analyses and improvements, recertification and warranty repair / rebuild procedures, product rework systems, facilities/equipment planning, and resolution of manufacturing, quality and reliability issues.
  • Plan, request and direct manpower to assist in meeting manufacturing objectives.
  • Accurately estimate and effectively communicate manufacturing costs, time, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements for new and/or existing product lines.
  • Train manufacturing and recertification staff to ensure assembly, rework, recertification and warranty procedures and methods are clearly understood and properly executed.
  • Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products via a controlled and efficient transfer from R&D to production.
  • Keep equipment, tools and processes operational by coordinating maintenance, repair and calibration services, following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures, and requesting special service as needed.
  • Track and trend product and process progress using standard trending and tracking methods such as Excel spreadsheets, Minitab, or other statistical trending software or tools.
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations, both international and domestic.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, trade shows, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Represent manufacturing on cross-functional teams.

Critical Competencies

  • High-end problem solving/analysis skills using sound engineering principals.
  • Leadership and management skills – ability to simultaneously manage numerous personnel and projects, while utilizing a broad range of company resources in an efficient manner.
  • High technical capacity and knowledge of all aspects of component and product design, manufacturing and quality.
  • Performance management.
  • Communication proficiency.

To Apply

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