Manufacturing Engineer


Manufacturing Engineer

San Diego, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

    The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

    THE ROLE: SonTek, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Manufacturing Electrical Engineer. The MEE will Develop test procedures , test, and assemble SonTek products. This is a hands on role supporting the daily production needs of operations. Duties include trouble shooting down to level component. Training and mentoring technicians and associates. Developing and managing new processes for product launches. Defining and implementing continuous improvement Develop and define processes in Assembly, Test and operational improvement. Come join a winning team providing technology solutions to protect water resources for all generations. Check out our MISSION: WATER MAGAZINE to view inspirational stories of determination, curiosity and discovery – and how great advancements are being made to better understand and protect our environment.


    • Develop, write, and maintain process specific documentation including; control plans, PFMEAs, Operator Work Instructions, Preventative Maintenance Plans, Process Sheets
    • Ability to provide high level trouble shooting support to maintenance and technicians. Utilizing machine documentation, supplier contacts and sound problem solving techniques
    • Work with controls engineering to specify and debug code for automation
    • Work with cross functional teams including design, quality, purchasing, logistics and operations, in support of current and new programs
    • Work with external vendors and companies to define, select, deliver and qualify new solutions for the assembly and test process, using industry best practices
    • Make recommendations of modifications to fixtures and tools to support quality and continuous improvement exercises
    • Train and mentor Manufacturing Technicians, Associates and Coaches in process and product related matters
    • Generate and maintain Test Process and Test fixture.


    • Associate’s degree in engineering with at least 6 years of Production / Manufacturing experience or Bachelor’s Degree in engineering plus at least 4 years or Master’s degree in engineering plus at least 0 years.
    • Experience with all phase Electronic circuit (AC, DC, Digital, Analog, RF circuit)
    • Experience of Assembly and or Testing of complex electronic components
    • Effective communicator with all levels of the organization
    • Proven time management skills and a respect of deadlines.
    • Exposure to Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, 5S programs
    • Able to read, modify, and generate schematic by using P-Cad and PADS
    • Able to handle and control test equipment: DMM, Scope, Function Generator, Vector Network Analyzer.
    • Able to write test software by using Labview, C##.
    • Able to write or modify Firmware is a plus.
    • Knowledge of SQL database.
    • Able to hand solder the electronic component, board, wires.
    • Able to build test fixture.


    (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
    • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility


    (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
    • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours