Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Date:  Mar 30, 2023

Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23452

Busch Vacuum Solutions is a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps, compressors, and blowers for use in industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, food processing, metallurgy, biomedical, and material handling.


Busch Vacuum Solutions has an immediate direct hire opportunity open for an experienced Senior Manufacturing Engineer at our manufacturing plant in Virginia Beach, Virginia!


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer position is responsible for supporting engineering, tool room, and the factory personnel with projects such as CAD design, product configuration and custom-quoting, workflow and time standards analysis, and new equipment/ processes research, justification, and implementation. This person also supports the machine shop with CNC programming, jig, fixture, and tooling design, as well as process engineering.


If you are a highly motivated individual, with strong engineering background, looking to join an amazing team, apply now!


Qualified individuals should apply NOW for an opportunity to find out why Busch Vacuum Solutions is an amazing place to work!


Job Responsibilities

  • Uses CAD to design tooling and fixtures for machining, fabrication, assembly, rework, and work simplification.
  • Performs Installation and Operational Qualifications of New and/or Relocated equipment including software and associated components.
  • Creates and maintains factory shop floor layouts.
  • Manages CAD/CAM and Product Lifecycle software systems in conjunction with the PE department.
  • Prepares cost estimates for machining, fabrication, and assembly of parts and complete assemblies.
  • Performs process workflow, takt time, and ergonomic analysis on machining and assembly processes.
  • Documents changes to existing processes and equipment that improve performance and manufacturing costs.
  • Writes CNC programs, sets-up tooling, and develops tool-test trials for cost and time savings improvements.
  • Helps in problem troubleshooting in conjunction with Assembly, Machine Shop, or Maintenance.
  • Performs cost reduction projects as required, especially related to process, tooling, and fixture improvement.
  • Helps in troubleshooting pump performance issues related to design, manufacturing, or assembly.
  • Oversees Manufacturing, Assembly, and Post-Assembly Process selection and implementation.
  • Supports purchasing in sourcing of new raw material or new vendor development.
  • Oversees tool selection and programming for CNC machining centers.
  • Tool testing with various tool vendors.
  • Took knowledge including tool coatings, materials, geometries, and processes.
  • Programming including EIA (M and G code), advanced probing, and CAM.
  • Counsels on machine tool selection and specification including full management of investments from concept to ROI to approval to launch.
  • Creates, revises, and maintains standardized work instructions for machining, assembly, test, paint, and packaging.
  • Uses APQP elements such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) on new processes.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to create and administer Control Plans using SPC or Cp/CpK data as guidelines.
  • Displays advanced understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Identifies and sponsors fixture improvement and/or implementations to improve quality, capacity, and support product launches or changes.
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles, 5S, Kanban, Kaizen, Problem Solving, and TPM.
  • Promotes safety awareness and provides safe work environment
  • Must comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures while reporting all unsafe activities and concerns to the General Manager, safety officer, or human resources.



Required Experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer with direct project management in a metal cutting factory: Required
  • Experience with machining of metal parts including drawing (blueprint) reading: Required
  • Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school): Required
  • Field of Study: Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering or Engineering Technology: Required
  • Microsoft Office – Advanced: Required
  • Strong knowledge of CAD/CAM and CNC Programming: Required
  • Experience with Makino Pro5/Pro6 or Fanuc CNC controls: Required
  • Experience with Siemens NX Cam: Preferred
  • Experience with statists and statistical analysis calculations and software: Preferred
  • German / French language skills: Preferred 
  • Valid Drivers’ License (must be maintained throughout employment that meets Busch insurance standards): Required


Personal Qualifications

  • Work with a high level of initiative, be self-motivated, and possess professional maturity
  • Be detail, goal, and safety oriented
  • Must be organized and maintain a clean and orderly workspace
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be dependable, and trustworthy
  • Work independently or as a team, as necessary, to fulfill department and Busch goals and objectives
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills in English


Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to pass a 10-panel drug screen, 7-year criminal history check
  • Most felonies are a disqualifier, misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Must be willing and able to utilize all required PPE
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 10%) domestically and internationally


Physical Requirements

  • Constant reaching outward, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 10lbs
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 25lbs
  • Occasional climbing, squatting, kneeling, reaching above the shoulder, and lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 50lbs
  • All applicants must be able to hear and see audible and visual alarms and must be able to wear all required PPE, such as safety shoes, electrical hazards, safety glasses, and hearing protection.


Benefits & Opportunities


Busch Vacuum Solutions offers an attractive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, EAP, tuition reimbursement, Legal Plan, 401K, PTO, and more! 

Opportunity for growth and advancement via on-the-job training, paid training/certifications, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the company.  Busch values promoting from within!


Work Environment


Moderately controlled manufacturing environment, moderate noise levels, fumes, and airborne particles, while working near moving mechanical parts.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.


Why work for Busch Vacuum Solutions?


As diverse and boundless as the world of vacuum is, so are the jobs and tasks at Busch. We welcome all talents, regardless of education, age, gender, or nationality; worldwide.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach