Production Engineer

Engineering San Luis Obispo, California


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WORK LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA 

SALARY RANGE: $68,000 - $130,250 




A Production Engineer works to bridge the engineering and production teams, helping transition components, projects, and testing from ideation to manufacturing. Production Engineers work to develop, evaluate, and improve production processes considering engineering requirements, costing, materials, efficiency, and design constraints.   

To be successful as a production engineer, you should be an independent thinker and keen problem-solver. Outstanding production engineers are able to diagnose problems, train staff, and provide effective recommendations.   



The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.    

  • Supervise the manufacturing processes, ensuring quality work is done in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts through a Kaizen approach liaising with engineering to develop plans that improve production while reduce costs and labor.
  • Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to technicians and engineering team members
  • Establish safety procedures and protocols that prioritize the wellbeing of others.
  • Evaluate and qualify vendors, suppliers, materials, and components
  • Operation of equipment for the purposes of CAM programming, tool making, and prototyping as required
  • Creation, revision, and approval of production documentation such as travelers, assembly procedures, and test procedures
  • Observe and assist engineering and production teams in resolving issues
  • Communicating challenges with leadership



The following are a non-exhaustive list of qualifications for the position: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related technical field
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Direct experience with shop equipment, such as CNC machines, tooling, and hand tools
  • Preparing and presenting technical presentations to leadership
  • Knowledge with composite structures and processes (prepreg hand layup, wet hand layup, finishing, trimming, tooling)
  • Experience using Kaizen (continuous improvement), A3 (problem solving), Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques for process improvement.
  • Understanding of ERP systems and implementation challenges.
  • Strong people and communication skills, willing to work with others
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to work from engineering specifications, manuals, drawings, established procedures, verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to draft, read, and interpret technical drawings
  • Ability to perform data analytics and visualization (PowerBI).



  • Ability to utilize CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements 

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results. 


Clearance Requirements 

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status. 


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected] 

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.