Manufacturing Engineer

Stockton, CA

Who We Are

West Coast Magnetics is a unique manufacturing company. We create what isn't otherwise available in response to specific customer needs. When standard components do not solve a problem or fit a need, our teams engineer a solution! We specialize in the design, manufacture, and test of high mix, high complexity electronic assemblies. We serve a wide variety of communities, including the medical, communications, semiconductor, aerospace, communications, and test and measurement communities.

We are a fast-growing close-knit company focused on solving problems and creating high-quality solutions that are not available elsewhere. We are 120 employees strong and pride ourselves on our small company atmosphere, employee, and quality orientation.

We have an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Engineer.

Basic Function

The Manufacturing Engineer supports the manufacturing and production of all products at WCM. He ensures that jobs released to production are accompanied by accurate and current work instructions and bills of materials. The Manufacturing Engineer interfaces with WCM engineering staff to complete first article inspection reports, review product specifications and specify packaging. The Manufacturing Engineer maintains current awareness of all customer requirements related to prototype designs and manufacturing such products after production release.


The Manufacturing Engineer has the authority to:

  • Recommend redlines to work instructions/production drawings.
  • Complete and release draft production specifications.
  • When fully trained, communicate with customer engineering departments to solve production and part problems.
  • Complete and release draft work instructions including process instructions, test instructions, visuals, and diagrams.
  • Complete and release draft final inspection checklists and draft in process inspection checklists.
  • With approval of the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, to access customer portals to issue SPS and PR requests.
  • Recommend redlines to existing bills of materials and release new bills of materials.
  • Create presentations for management and engineering staff.
  • Perform and sign off on final inspection with manager or senior inspector approval.
  • Review material specifications for compliance with customer requirements and search for new materials and materials suppliers.
  • Release draft SUB number specifications.
  • Conduct in process electrical test.


The Manufacturing Engineer has the responsibility to:

  1. Draft FAIR reports for customers according to customer requirements.
  2. Create drafts of problem reports and change requests in customer portals.
  3. Maintain complete and accurate files (final folders) of work instructions, first article notes, customer specifications, test data (if required), pictures of parts and other technical information.
  4. Draft accurate, complete, and current work instructions for use on the production floor.
  5. Create or edit part number bill of materials for approval.
  6. Ensure rev. changes are documented carefully and correctly.
  7. Ensure WCM work instructions and bills of materials match the documentation received from the customer.
  8. Capture customer revision changes and verify WCM documentation is aligned with customer changes.
  9. Understand and comply with customer engineering related requirements including packaging, test, cleanliness, and workmanship.
  10. Consult with Materials Control and Purchasing to obtain the materials needed to produce parts or carry out projects assigned.
  11. Make recommendations regarding material and process changes to existing parts.
  12. Create packaging specifications verifying compliance with any applicable customer requirements.
  13. Generate criteria for incoming inspection for approval.
  14. Have full knowledge of WCM test and measurement equipment and train production after competence has been established by management.
  15. Design and implement fixturing to assist with production using WCM's 3D printers or generating specifications for subcontractors.
  16. Update/create PFMEA for existing or new processes.
  17. Utilize Lean & Six Sigma methodology and tools in improving the manufacturing processes, product flow and quality.
  18. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Four-year engineering degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to work with people at different levels of the organization and in different departments.
  • PowerPoint and Excel knowledge is required.
  • Experience interfacing between the engineering department and customers is a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a production or manufacturing role for a company in the aerospace, medical device, semiconductor processing equipment, or contract manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with electronic components and assemblies is a plus.
  • AutoCAD and Solidworks knowledge are required.
  • LEAN Six Sigma knowledge is required.

Organizational Values & Culture

WCM members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our clients. If you have a growth mindset and thrive under pressure, you are probably a great fit for our team!

WCM is an equal opportunity employer. We accept and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an all-inclusive environment for all employees.


Join a dynamic workforce that believes in Learning and Development Opportunities. We offer vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance packages. Salary is 75k - 95k/year

Job Type:
8 hour shift
The Manufacturing Engineer will be deemed to be performing in a satisfactory manner when the following is accomplished:

The Manufacturing Engineer maintains a productive working relationship with the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, other members of the engineering team, management, customer service and purchasing.

All work is performed in a timely manner, and with a minimum of errors.

Degree of closeness to a goal of zero customers rejects resulting from a Manufacturing Engineer discrepancy.

Duties and responsibilities are fulfilled at a high level.

Adherence to company policy including the IIPP.

Courteous behavior at all times towards company employees and customers.