Columbia Tech

Job Summary

Responsible for developing high quality manufacturing processes for a wide variety of products, including all phases from pilot production planning to final assembly.  This individual will be responsible for transitioning products from internal (CT Engineering) and external (CT customers) to CT manufacturing, and supporting those products once in routine production.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with design engineers and suppliers.
  • Work with design engineers to understand product requirements.
  • Participate in design reviews to identify opportunities for DFMA improvements. Continue to identify DFMA opportunities during build phases.
  • Utilize knowledge of fabrication methods to critically examine designs. 
  • Read and understand engineering level assembly drawings.
  • Possesses a basic level of understanding or background in lean manufacturing, fixture design, part design, and design for manufacturing and assembly practices. 
  • Understanding of and experience with creating and modifying indented Bills of Material to accurately capture design and assembly intent.
  • Generate process flows for new products based on information gathered during review of design files and/or participation in prototype builds. Understand the flow of material as it relates to product assembly and design layout and set up of work cells based on the process flow.
  • Generate initial work instructions based on review of design files and/or participation in prototype builds.  Refine work instructions based on information gathered during beta/pilot build and through communication with assemblers and design engineers.
  • Understand the need for and identify points for in-process QC checks.
  • Develop Quality Assurance Forms.
  • Direct activities and provide guidance and instruction to engineering technicians and manufacturing assembly labor.
  • Work with manufacturing engineers to transition products to a production environment.
  • Identify any specialty tools or fixtures required to assembly a product.
  • Provide troubleshooting expertise and drive resolution of documentation or design issues based on assembly process and understanding of a product’s design intent.
  • Apply knowledge of new product development process to facilitate the capture of critical information at the correct points in the development process to facilitate and move forward a proposed assembly process.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Support Program/Project Managers by providing technical assistance
  • Perform costing and /or estimates for product changes or new products.



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Discipline. 
  • 6+ years experience working in an ISO regulated capital equipment product manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with product development process and working collaboratively with development engineers
  • Experience with New Product Introduction 
  • Working experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred), MS Office, MS Project, and MRP/ERP systems.
  • Good technical aptitude and basic understanding of electro/mechanical assemblies.
  • May have basic knowledge of MRP/PDM; Epicor E9/10 and SW EPDM software experience a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of GD&T, inspection methods and tools.


Working Environment

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Occasional travel required.


Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.