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Composite Technician

Performs various fabrication steps at assigned work stations of composite parts and assemblies. For improved safety and process control, ICE only uses pre-impregnated materials (carbon fiber, kevlar and fiberglass). Uses machinery, hand and power tools, and requires attention to detail and pride in your work.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Cutting of raw material
  • Lamination of patterns through precise alignment and ironing together
  • Rolling tubing in a table roll process
  • Cello wrapping of tubing that has been rolled in the table roll process.
  • Loading and unloading of curing ovens and presses.
  • Removal of tubing from tooling.
  • Cleaning and preparation of tooling.
  • Finishing of parts including cutting, bonding, machining, cleaning and inspection.
  • Packaging and shipping of finished products.
  • Maintains a clean work area including minimal daily clean up
  • Follows all safety guidelines

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Entry level and we provide all training

Application Instructions:

  •  Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet

 


 

Operations Manager

To relieve the President from the day to day management of production and production engineering; allowing the President to focus on ICE sales, market & product development and related prototype engineering. Manages day to day operations and participates in organizational, people and facility development to position ICE for future growth and expansion.

Essential Functions:

Current State (first 12 months)

  • Runs days-to-day operations and reports to management on production status
  • Production scheduling/employee scheduling /order due dates
  • Raw materials scheduling
  • Implementation of quality system and controls throughout organization
  • Development of process improvements through interaction with production personnel
  • Provides production time estimates, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Administers development and maintenance of material ordering and tracking system
  • Customer support on order status and timing
  • Develops, implements, maintains and assigns production scheduling and tracking systems
  • Ensures development and implementation of production personnel scheduling system
  • Develops and implements system for effective communication of activities/results/plans throughout company and holds personnel accountable for commitments and roles
  • Employee management, per ICE policy
  • Mentors and supports direct reports to maximize their performance
  • Appraises employee performance, recommends compensation adjustments, administers discipline and terminates employees
  • Recruits, interviews, selects, trains and assigns new staff
  • Actively promotes teamwork throughout ICE
  • Conducts staff meeting of operations personnel
  • Works with Process Engineer to analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Performs vendor interface on materials and equipment

Future State (beyond 12 months)

  • Establish clear organizational goals and objectives to support the financial objectives of ICE, as well as the needs of our customers and employees
  • Reviews and interprets performance against operating plans and standards. Communicates information to subordinates on interpretation of results and approves plan changes. Maintains appropriate communications within area of responsibility.
  • Directs, maintains controls and through subordinate supervisors, appraises the performance of all production functions of the company; ensuring adherence to quality goals and performance.
  • Develops and recommends operations policy within the areas of assigned responsibility; establishes objectives and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities
  • Ensures adequate training, communication and support is supplied to the organization
  • Develop and implement system to transition prototype parts to production.

Knowledge of, Skill and/or Ability to:

  • Operations Management in manufacturing environment; to include scheduling, purchasing, order processing, inventory, etc.
  • Continuous improvement strategies; to include LEAN Mfg (pull scheduling, Kanban, TPM, elimination of waste, visual factory, 5S) ISO9000, SPC, Covey and Deming
  • Proven team builder
  • Demonstrated ability to gain co-workers respect while motivating production workers and supervisors
  • Highly organized and self-motivated w/ability to work independently and as integral part of executive team
  • Hands on knowledge of effective production scheduling and control
  • Demonstrated history of managing multiple tasks, setting priorities, follow through on own commitments, easy adaptation to changing situations
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and employees
  • Define problems, collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in mathematical or diagram form and deal wit several abstract and concrete variables
  • Employ active listening skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to implement change
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Any combination of the experience, education, training and requirements listed above which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position may be considered by management.

Reporting:

  • Direct report to President/CEO
  • Confers with management, engineering, sales and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production and company growth/profitability.

Working Conditions:

This position requires the ability to perform those activities to complete the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The position requires continuous and/or frequent talking, repetitive motions of hand/wrists, hearing and handling. Mental activities required by the employee in this position include decision making, interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service, mentoring, use of discretion, presentations/teaching, problem analysis, negotiation, and the ability to perform math and to read, write, speak and understand English. Required physical activities can include standing, walking, stooping, twisting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching, grasping, fingering, repetitive motions of hands and wrists, sitting, hearing and lifting/pushing/pulling or carrying objects up to 50 pounds.   Work is primarily indoors in an office environment or in a manufacturing facility.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

Application Instructions:

  • Send resume to loriw@innce.cominclude job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application

 


 

Quality Engineer- Production

Provide quality control support in production of specified customer/product. Perform audits and evaluate audit findings for corrective action. Work directly with customer and supplier personnel in matters relating to quality control and assurance. Review specifications for consistency to quality plan. Perform analysis of quality problems. Interface with customer to insure compliance with requirements as relates to quality systems. Develop programs that assist Production Division in consistent quality improvement effort. Assist customers with on-site/off-site quality audits. Perform supplier audits and assist in flow-down of requirements of quality system to suppliers. Evaluate internal / external audit findings for root cause and corrective action. Assist in the implementation of corrective actions. Must be a team player

Essential Functions:

  • Implementation and maintenance of Quality System for designated product
  • Ensures on-going ISO / AS compliance
  • Support internal and external audits/assessments
  • Root cause analysis of quality problems
  • Implementation of Corrective Action
  • Work directly with suppliers on quality issues
  • Manufacturing support
  • Quality control and implementation of continuous improvement
  • Process improvement
  • Train all personnel in proper quality procedures and use of SPC
  • Lead & mentor employees in the use of quality tools, techniques and methodologies to measure & monitor product quality
  • Implements improvements in quality reviews, specifications and corrective action analysis
  • Effectively manages job stress and interacts effectively with others in the workplace

Knowledge of, Skill and/or Ability to:

  • Familiar with statistical methods/SPC
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Utilize strong organizational skills
  • Perform detail oriented functions
  • Meet deadlines
  • Function independently as well as part of a team
  • Basic skills to utilize MS Office Suite applications and navigate through a local area computer network.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated teamwork
  • Continue education and attend quality training

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) in engineering in related field
  • Experience with AS9100 and/or ISO9001 quality systems
  • Knowledge of statistical methods / SPC
  • Experience with composite materials and lean manufacturing a plus
  • Hands on, detail oriented person

Reporting:

  • Direct report to Operations Manager
  • Works directly with other employees in a team environment
  • Works with engineering, management and production crew for problem solving and production improvements

Working Conditions:

This position requires the ability to perform those activities to complete the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The position requires continuous and/or frequent talking, repetitive motions of hand/wrists, hearing and handling. Mental activities required by the employee in this position include decision making, interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service, mentoring, use of discretion, presentations/teaching, problem analysis, negotiation, and the ability to perform math and to read, write, speak and understand English. Required physical activities can include standing, walking, stooping, twisting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching, grasping, fingering, repetitive motions of hands and wrists, sitting, hearing and lifting/pushing/pulling or carrying objects up to 75 pounds.   Work is primarily indoors in an office environment or in a manufacturing facility.

Application Instructions:

  • Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet

 


 

Painter

Painter coats the surfaces of composite parts with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other material using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other devices.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform all preparatory work (obtains supplies, equipment and maintains supply inventory).
  • Perform all duties associated with the treatment, preparation, and coating of composite surfaces.
  • Prepare surfaces by mechanical means, i.e. scraping, masking and sanding surfaces.
  • Clean, degrease, and remove all oil and wax buildup. Removes dirt from surfaces so that coating materials will adhere properly.
  • Mask and cover portions of surfaces not to be painted.
  • Mix, thin, blend, match, tint, and tone coating materials following specific oral and written directives and specifications.
  • Applies coating materials such as primers, paints, clearcoats using standard application techniques and ensures that the coating finish meets quality requirements.
  • Performs spray gun flushing and cleaning of equipment, spray booth and filters.
  • Paint insignia, letters or numerals on part surfaces using stencils.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of preparation and painting, support equipment and allied components.
  • Ability to work independently with good decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.

Experience & Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent experience in a paint preparation, painting, sanding, buffing and polishing.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

  • Is required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
  • Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.

Application Instructions:

  • Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet

 


 

Equipment Fabrication and Repair & Preventative Maintenance Technician

Responsible for the general repairs and maintenance of specialized machinery and mechanical equipment as well as fabrication of new specialized equipment. Analyzes methods and manufacturing process problems to determine root cause and corrective actions to facilitate continuous improvements. Performs work on variety of gearboxes, rigging, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, screw compressors, vacuum pumps, fluid pumps, CNC machinery and controls, autoclaves, ovens, electrical troubleshooting including logic controllers, analog instrumentation and controls. Fabrication responsibilities include fabrication, design input, raw material preparation, assembly, welding (TIG/MIG/Arc), hydraulic, pneumatic & controls of specialized equipment. Additional work on plant power and lighting systems, HVAC units and freezers and light carpentry, welding and machining.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs equipment repairs as necessary to ensure continued production flow
  • Provides preventative maintenance of equipment to include development of plan and documentation compliance
  • Fabricates parts to maintain/repair equipment
  • Responsible for fabrication of new equipment; hydraulic, pneumatic, wiring, controls, assembly & welding
  • Performs facility maintenance as needed
  • Troubleshoots machining problems on production parts; to include analysis of rejections/yield problems
  • Participates in the continuous review of the manufacturing processes, focusing on opportunities for improvement in productivity, quality, and cost reduction
  • Assists in design development process
  • Effectively manages job stress and interacts effectively with others in the workplace

Knowledge, Skill and Ability to:

  • Interface with equipment operators, work order originators and engineering staff to complete assignments
  • Function independently as well as part of a team
  • Mechanically repair equipment
  • Basic electrical wiring
  • Weld on steel and aluminum (MIG/TIG/Arc)
  • Perform proficiently in Word and Excel
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics
  • Perform proficiently in operation of manual machining equipment
  • Work on day and night shifts; as well as weekend overtime

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of three years experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience may include a combination of technical school, college instruction and/or work experience.
  • PLC knowledge is preferred; will provide on the job training
  • Any combination of the experience, education, training and requirements listed above which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position may be considered by management.

Reporting:

  • Direct report to Operations Manager
  • Works directly with other employees in a team environment
  • Work with engineering, management and production crew for problem solving and production improvements

Working Conditions:

This position requires the ability to perform those activities to complete the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The position requires continuous and/or frequent talking, repetitive motions of hand/wrists, hearing and handling. Mental activities required by the employee in this position include decision making, interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service, mentoring, use of discretion, presentations/teaching, problem analysis, negotiation, and the ability to perform math and to read, write, speak and understand English. Required physical activities can include standing, walking, stooping, twisting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching, grasping, fingering, repetitive motions of hands and wrists, sitting, hearing and lifting/pushing/pulling or carrying objects up to 50 pounds.   Work is primarily indoors in a manufacturing facility.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

Application Instructions:

  •  Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet

 


 

Mechanical Engineer – Machine Design / Mechatronics 

Work with a dynamic team to design, develop, optimize and support machines and equipment used to fabricate composite parts and assemblies. Apply creativity, experience and rigor to synthesize customer functional requirements into machine architectures that progress our manufacturing capabilities. Integratively design systems attempting to balance innovative and proven solutions while meeting demanding schedules. Exercise sound judgment, and when uncertain, display initiative and welcome critical feedback. Reports to Engineering Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Design and develop machines, tools and processes to allow ICE to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Develop mechanical and machine design concepts to meet customer and internal needs and translate them into functional and efficient manufacturing systems.
  • Develop and perform machine system testing to ensure robustness and reliability.
  • Coordinate with vendors and internal machine shop to procure system parts on schedule.
  • Participate in the discovery, evaluation, prioritization and implementation of improvements to machines and processes.
  • Develop and maintain clear and accurate machine documentation: requirements, plans, drawings, solid models, analyses, BOMs, operating instructions and required operator training.
  • Proactively identify, prioritize, communicate and mitigate machine, project and company risks.
  • Apply resourceful and hands-on approach with a wide range of fabrication methods, materials and mechanical equipment.
  • Manage job stress and interact positively and effectively with others.
  • Lead, guide or coordinate the efforts of teammates when required.
  • Perform various other assigned tasks, responsibilities and projects.

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering and at least five years of related experience.
  • Can demonstrate exceptional hand sketching and solid modeling skills in Catia or SolidWorks.
  • Able to competently perform FEA and engineering hand calculations.
  • History of creative design with examples of past innovation on complex machines.
  • Skilled in hands-on fabrication and performance of detail-oriented design engineering.
  •  Possess a deep understanding of reliable and robust machine design principles.
  • CAM and PLC programming a plus.
  • Experience in composite design, analysis and tooling a plus.

Application Instructions:

  • Save an updated resume as a .PDF file using the following format, and substitute your name for “First Last”: RESUME-MechE-First Last.pdf
  • Email your resume WITHOUT a cover letter to AdminA@innce.com with the following in the subject field, and substitute your name for “First Last”: APPLY-MechE-First Last
  • ICE is an equal opportunity employer and to meet ITAR regulations applicants must be an Authorized Permanent Resident or US Citizen.
  • ICE does not hire or employ tobacco or drug users and enforces a tobacco and drug free workplace. All employees are subject to pre-employment, random and reasonable belief testing throughout employment.

 

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