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PPG Aerospace in Sylmar, CA is now hiring a Launch and Development Engineer! As the Launch and Development Engineer, you will prepare process sequences (Process Flow Map), cost estimate (TSR), tooling list, manufacturing capability using (PFMEA), list manufacturing process constraints and special process characteristics.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating original documents including Bill Of Materials, Bill Of Operations, Standard Work, and updating Process Specifications as needed.
  • Identify & solve problems, document root cause and corrective actions, submit reports and results to management, submit presentations & recommendations on how to reduce scrap.
  • Implement improvements in manufacturing in areas of process stabilization, repeatability, control, efficiencies of labor and time and cost reduction in scrap and rework
  • Specialized in Manufacturing/Process/Design Engineering, the incumbent performs standard engineering as well as more complex assignments usually representing a significant portion of a larger project.
  • Participating as a team member in a specific phase of a engineering assignment; providing technical leadership to a small group of technicians; ensuring successful completion of the assigned project phase into production; direct customer contact in defining engineering approaches and capabilities



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in aerospace manufacturing or process engineering, or a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with over 2 years of experience.
  • Accustomed with technical procedures and documentations such as cost estimates, process capability, and DOE’s preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and share information, attend to detail, solve conflicts, build strong work relationships, and allocate resources.
  • Must have experience and training with SPC, Lean Manufacturing, Lead Six Sigma, MRP, DOE, FMEA, PDR/CDR, Fishbone, 5Y’s, Problem solving, & value stream mapping.
  • Must be able to hold Lean KAIZAN event and demonstrate results.
  • Must be a US Citizen, and be able to obtain security clearance.


Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.



Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:


We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.


We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.


We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.


We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.


We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.


We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.


PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/


PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees.  We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.


PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.


Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.


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