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Manufacturing Engineer

MSI Transducers | Location:  543 Great Rd. Littleton MA | Send resume to:


MSI Transducers manufactures low volume, highly complex electro-mechanical sonar assemblies for defense and commercial applications. MSI is a small business where employees excel by contributing to multiple areas of the business, and candidates are expected to contribute significantly in various functions. The Manufacturing Engineer will develop, integrate, or improve manufacturing methods or processes in support of our acoustic products. They will transition new products from Engineering to Production. They will utilize data driven analysis to determine root causes and resolve design, material, or process issues to improve quality, improve yields, and reduce costs. They will review product designs and assess them for manufacturability, cost, and completeness.


  • Provide manufacturing engineering support for new acoustic transducer products including new process development and production scale up.
  • Evaluate and improve existing manufacturing processes and / or develop new manufacturing processes.
  • Create work instructions and aides to document manufacturing processes and train manufacturing personnel to effectively implement those processes.
  • Lead productive equipment design sessions, specify, design and/or procure special tooling or equipment required to manufacture products.
  • Facilitate impactful root cause analysis events with cross-functional teams to solve manufacturing and technical issues as they arise.
  • Analyze manufacturing process flows to enhance quality, reduce cost, and increase throughput.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles.
  • Contribute towards maintaining and supporting ISO standards.


  • Proven capability to transition products from development into production.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques applied towards process improvement.
  • Experience with DoD prototyping and production programs is a plus.
  • Expertise in adhesives, surface preparation, and bonding and joining.
  • Expertise in fixture design.
  • Excellent communication skills including proficiency at presenting information in a meaningful way to a non-technical audience.
  • Possess a self-motivated and resourceful attitude, taking ownership of one's work.
  • Exceptional decision making skills with an ability to execute and attain goals and to multi task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with industry standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in groups.
  • Strong business ethics.


Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with SolidWorks or a similar solid modeling software is a plus. Experience with LabView is a plus. Experience with ERP systems used in the manufacturing industry is a plus.


5 to 7 years of experience with Manufacturing Engineering and Process Development in a Manufacturing environment. Must have a BS in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field.


Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirement, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

  • The ability to bend downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee, to come to rest on knee or knees, bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine; extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; to pinch, pick or otherwise primarily work with fingers. Primary functions are performed sitting.
  • Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with mechanical assembly and/or visual inspection involving small parts/defects.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing such as mask, gloves, safety glasses and or safety shoes as required.
  • Ability to perform repetitive or routine duties working from detailed instructions and under standard procedures.
  • Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.

Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you meet these criteria, please forward your resume to:

MSI specializes in custom designed transducers to fit any application.