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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be dedicated to Supplier Quality. As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will ensure that our suppliers of custom engineered hardware are capable of consistently and reliably manufacturing / fabricating hardware to Oceaneering purchase orders via design drawings, specifications, and requirements with minimum oversight, inspection, or rework. The Supplier Quality Engineer supports Oceaneering projects, programs, and development initiatives by providing technical input and guidance on; manufacturing techniques, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), metallurgy, materials, welding, machining, Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) reviews, First Article Inspection (FAI) development, assessing design manufacturability, constructability, clarification of specifications, understanding / application of quality codes, process enhancements, and improvements. Lead FAI, ITP, and Pre-production meetings. Evaluate and mitigate supplier production risks in the early phase of manufacturing / fabrication. The SQE assures the suppliers are in the best position to deliver our hardware / service with first-time quality, thereby allowing for lower costs, and on-time delivery. The SQE works with suppliers to develop and implement best practices and supplier development that target defect prevention, variation, and waste. He or she also conducts root cause analyses, investigations, provides corrections and recommendations for improvement to resolve problems and prevent schedule delays.


--- Role provides the opportunity to work in hybrid environment, working both virtually and in office when required.

Duties & Responsibilities


--- Work with Engineering and Supply Chain Management (SCM) to define process and quality parameters criteria [Critical to Process (CTP) and Critical to Quality (CTQ)] to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet Oceaneering product, process, or service requirements.
--- Lead assessment, due-diligence, communication, and mitigation of supplier risk for assigned area of supply (fabrication, machining, forging, casting).
--- Support SCM Category Management in establishing long-term strategic supplier development plans to facilitate product roadmaps and risk prevention strategies pertaining to improving quality.
--- Lead cross-functional teams in the qualification of suppliers of critical hardware / challenging engineering packages, through assessment of the suppliers' manufacturing capability to fabricate and deliver our products/ services.
--- Lead supplier development projects that assess supplier process capability, help achieve process stability through reduced variation, improve capability, availability, and performance.
--- Utilize advanced quality practices and tools to analyze risks and systemic issues and transform supplier quality.
--- Perform supplier capability assessments / audits related to quality systems, process controls, and manufacturing capabilities.
--- Measure / trend, monitor, and improve supplier performance, elimination of variation / waste, and reduction of COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality).
--- Manage the implementation and execution of supplier corrective action / preventive action plans.
--- Lead problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers.
--- Mentor and guide other Supplier Quality Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Project Engineers in supplier capability assessments and audits related to quality systems, process controls, and manufacturing capabilities.
--- Lead change management to ensure flawless implementation of process changes.
--- Produce well-written technical reports, develop, and make presentations.
--- Develop First Article Inspection documents, review/recommend changes to supplier provided Inspection and Test Plans.
--- Develop technical reports, business correspondence, and create procedures, manuals.
--- Participate in value engineering and supplier cost reduction activities.
--- Assist suppliers with the understanding and execution of Oceaneering's Quality Tenets.
--- Undertake special projects as required.



--- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Welding, Metallurgy, Materials Science, or extensive equivalent technical experience.
--- Minimum 7 years of experience in Quality / Supplier Quality Engineering.
--- Minimum 5 years of experience with quality management systems and principles, and a variety of operational excellence processes.
--- Minimum 3 years of experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.
--- Thorough understanding of basic manufacturing techniques; set-up, machining, casting, forging, NDE, dimensional, welding, and general mechanical design.
--- Read and comprehend engineering drawings, specifications, and general knowledge of what is required in a complete engineering / Purchase Order package to be provided to a supplier.
--- Ability to evaluate quality of manufacturing and production processes against good manufacturing practices, company purchase order specifications, engineering package, quality codes, etc.
--- Ability to assess the effectiveness of suppliers' quality controls and recommend improvements.
--- Familiar with various machining and measurement devices (CNC).
--- Understanding and familiarity with general industry standards (ASME BPVC.VIII, IX, AWS D1.1,1.6, ASTM, ANSI, ISO9001, ISO 14001, etc.).


--- 3-5 years' experience with materials, fabrication, machining, forging, and casting.
--- Competent ISO 9001 lead auditor.
--- Lean, Six Sigma (Green / Black Belt), or equivalent knowledge.


--- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with no supervision.
--- Strong written and verbal communications.
--- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering drawings, schematics, specifications, technical procedures, or government regulations.
--- Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and production processes.
--- Advanced knowledge of regulatory standards.
--- Develop presentations, present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers, project managers, clients, and suppliers.

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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