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Draper Senior Manufacturing and Process Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. 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.

Draper 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, please contact


This role requires knowledge of pick and place equipment programming, stencil ordering, reflow profiling and process development activities. In addition to these essential functions, other related tasks may be assigned or available. This job posting may be adjusted for more experienced candidates.


This candidate will work directly with other engineering staff at Draper to develop, document, implement and improve electronics assembly methodologies. He or She will work with hourly employees to meet program goals and production milestones. The candidate will be required to communicate with design engineers, external customers and program managers at Draper, as appropriate. The candidate shall comply with Draper policies and procedures.


  • Ability to obtain a United States Secret Clearance which requires proof of US citizenship.

  • BS in Electrical, Industrial, Chemical, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in electronics manufacturing using surface mount assembly equipment.

  • Strong understanding of electronics manufacturing and rework techniques for both surface mount and through hole assembly.

  • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art automation

  • Ability to develop process routings and write work instructions

  • Advanced understanding of reflow profile development and tooling design including the design and ordering of SMT stencils.

  • Previous pick and place and stencil printing equipment programming experience

  • Strong Microsoft Office / 365 acumen (Excel, Work and Powerpoint)

Preferred Skills

  • Active Secret or Top-Secret Security Clearance

  • Strong statistics background, preferably with exposure to JMP or Minitab.

  • Proficient in computer-aided 3D design software such as Solidworks or CREO

  • Assist in selection and qualification of materials and processes for high reliability applications

  • Familiarity with J-STD-001

  • Previous experience or exposure to evaluating and qualifying equipment



ID: 2022-6718

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc