US-California-San Jose
Date Posted
30 Oct 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

As a Manufacturing Engineer with the team in San Jose, CA, you will support thin film substrate manufacturing for products used in defense electronic systems.


Primary role will be supporting all areas of thin film substrate production to troubleshoot machine issues and evaluate part defects with focus of minimizing production down time
Areas that will be supported included metal deposition, saw cutting, laser cutting, mechanical & chemical cleaning, photolithography, plating, and final inspection
A secondary aspect of the role will be to run engineering tests focused on yield improvement or labor reduction of production processes
Take a hands-on approach evaluating defects, working with operators and troubleshooting machines
Improve processes based on statistical analysis and by applying process controls
Train operators and write work instructions to document key process steps
Write technical reports to gain customer approval of changes and also maintain all required documentation to support the production processes
Work with other engineers and manager to process parts on the manufacturing line when testing out new processes or making process improvements
Minimum Requirements:
Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or materials science with a minimum of 2 years of  manufacturing experience 
Must have demonstrated ability to make improvements to a manufacturing process
This position requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security Clearance
Preferred Requirements:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability and desire to work hands-on in a team environment is necessary
Must be flexible to support a variety of areas and have the ability to manage time between these areas

About Us:

Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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