Director of Engineering

Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Vacancy title
Director of Engineering
Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Advertised salary
Employment type
Closing date
31 December 2023


Who is Senior plc?

Senior plc is an international, market-leading, engineering solutions provider with 30 operating businesses in 13 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Who is Steico Industries?

STEICO has made its name manufacturing precision tube and duct assemblies to the world's major airframe manufacturers. We manufacture tube and duct assemblies. We work with a wide variety of materials including aluminum, steel, titanium, and other alloys and produce parts of all complexities. STEICO holds accreditations with NADCAP and is certified to AS9100 and ISO14001. Our focus on responsiveness and continuous improvement regularly creates manufacturing innovation. STEICO is an integral part of our customers supply chains that include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, Honda Aviation, and many others.

What does the job involve?

Leads the Manufacturing Engineering, Planning and Tool Design departments in achieving business goals, while providing overall Engineering support and guidance to the company as a whole. Responsible for promoting lean/continuous improvement culture throughout the business. Key contributor in business projects to drive quality improvement, cost reduction, and technological advancements in manufacturing processes. Supports customer surveys, audits and assessments from an Engineering standpoint to ensure compliance with all standards and specifications.

What will my responsibilities include?

  • Provide oversight and leadership to Manufacturing Engineering, Planning and Tool Design departments as they conduct process improvements, Methods Engineering, Design and Manufacture of Assembly tooling.
  • Provide technical guidance to team members for drawing interpretation, specification requirements, compliance with customer and industry standards.
  • Develop and support organizational strategic objectives.
  • Conduct business level risk assessments, develop and implement mitigation strategies.
  • Work with CFO and VP/GM as applicable to develop organizational budgets, perform within those developed budgets.
  • Working with senior leadership team, develop and support continuous/lean improvement project targets.
  • Provide Engineering support for customer/certification agency audits such as AS9100, Nadcap.
  • Perform disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Other reasonable duties as business and operational needs dictate.

What key skills and experience do I need?

  • 10+ years manufacturing experience, preferably in Aerospace Industry.
  • 5+ years experience in tool design related field.
  • Previous experience with rapid prototyping/3D printing.
  • Previous work in ERP systems, Syteline preferred.
  • Aerospace welding methods, practices and requirements for Aluminum, Titanium, Inconel and Stainless Steel.
  • Work with Manual TIG and semi-automated orbital welding on thin wall tubing (.020”-.090” wall).
  • Quality improvement activities and RCCA specific to welding processes.
  • Tube and Duct fabrication practices (cut, cope, drilling, machining using conventional milling).
  • Using Aluminum, Titanium, Inconel and Stainless Steel.
  • Machinery and equipment design using hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Clean room environment requirements.
  • Non-destructive testing using methods Digital Radiography, Florescent Penetrant.


  • Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Experience/knowledge of equipment, machines, tools, etc:

  • Rapid prototyping, CMM, hand inspection tools, manufacturing equipment such as tube benders, saws, CNC mills/lathes.

Why Join Steico Industries, Inc.?

Joining Senior means not only a rewarding career with a tight-knit and collaborative team, but you will also enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes a market-led base salary and a comprehensive benefits package along with wellness benefits, employee recognition program, matching 401k plan, paid vacation, flexible hours, employee wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, and community involvement initiatives.

Please understand that you will only be considered an applicant if you apply for a posted position directly through our Company website and meet the qualifications of the job. If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact the Steico Industries at 760-438-8015.

If offer of employment is made it will be contingent upon passing all of the following: Drug Test, Background Check, ITAR and U.S. Export Compliance Screening.

Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.