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Cherokee Nation Businesses is looking for a Process Development Engineer for its businesses in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector. This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s leadership ability and experience in business development.

For more than 40 years, CNB's Engineering and Manufacturing companies have provided on-time, on-budget aerospace and defense services for commercial and government clients. Each business serves its clients with award-winning excellence and responsiveness. Working with these tribal-owned companies offers government agencies the option to award sole source contracts, providing flexible and efficient means of allocating resources for projects of all sizes.


Develop cost effective, efficient and high quality process build instructions for electrical harness and electro-mechanical assemblies. Interface with pre-production and production cross-functional teams to ensure developed processes, tools and equipment produce a production-ready product.


Includes the following:

  • Develop Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPI).
  • Create routings and BOMS in an ERP & MES system.
  • Ensures drawings, specifications, work instructions and test processes meets customer & company requirements.
  • Interacts with customers to obtain and provide technical information.
  • Create reports and status project updates.
  • Create labor standard hours/Time-Standards.
  • Interpret engineering and technical information.
  • Designs wire harness build board and coordination of test requirements.
  • Creates and maintains new design data. 
  • Supports implementation/evolution of ERS, DPD and MBD.
  • Supports Engineering & Manufacturing technology roadmap.
  • Researches and reviews specifications for RFQs.
  • Performs tooling reviews and capability analysis.
  • Develops, reviews and approves quoted bill of materials & cost analysis.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


No supervisory or management authority.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and at least 5 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Advanced knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles and practice of engineering.
  • Able to identify and resolve pre-production issues
  • Experience with CAD software to interpret model based definition.
  • Experience with wire harness 2D and 3D design, wire harness installation drawings and build board creation, wiring diagrams.
  • General wire harness analysis, testing and qualification experience.
  • Wire harness component selection and qualification experience.
  • Knowledge of aerospace specifications.
  • Capability to solve complex design problems with minimal supervision.
  • Strong ability to work with teams with a proven ability to effectively interact and collaborate.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven and demanding start-up environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of personal accountability and drive to succeed.
  • PLM experience/Creation and Maintenance.


While the job will be based in an office environment, it will be required to spend time in a manufacturing environment. Travel is required including occasional overnights. Must be able to distinguish all colors and have depth perception.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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