QUALITY FIRST

                                                              INTEGRITY ALWAYS

At KVI we’ve created a unique company culture based on our relentless pursuit of excellence. We recruit for fit to this culture. We drive this culture daily. What our customers get from it as a result, is a competitive team like no other. Our performance results prove it. It’s what we believe in. It’s how we serve our customers. It’s our Keys to Success!


KVI is a leader in the Aerospace and Medical Device marketplace. We are seeking talented, innovative, high spirited, and motivated people to fulfill our Company Mission. If you enjoy creating things and have a strong work ethic, this may be the right position for you. We offer competitive compensation for highly qualified applicants and great benefits . We offer an excellent collaborative work environment that is clean with hi tech equipment.  We offer manufacturing training programs.  Our company culture speaks for itself.

Initiative, good character and a complimentary fit are important to us. The cornerstone of our company culture is our extraordinary people dedicated to delivering outstanding services to our customer. At KVI: People Matter, Quality First, Integrity Always.

Here are some of the Advantages to being a TEAM Member at KVI:

  1. A strong Organizational Culture defined by ‘36 KVI Keys for Success.’ 

    1. Visit http://www.kvi-med.com/employee/ and

    2.        http://www.kvi-med.com/ (Scroll down to ‘The KVI Keys To Success’ to see all our KEYS.)

      1. Scroll down further to ‘Awesome EMPLOYEES’ and view current Employee Testimonials.

  2. Market (+)  Wages and Benefits

  3. Clean, Organized, environmentally controlled Facility.

  4. A Place where you can GROW professionally and personally:

    1. Modern Equipment with automation capabilities provides our employees the latest technology to learn and excel to improve their bottom line.

    2. Company provided on-going training and identifies new opportunities for training:

      1. On-Line

      2. On-Site

    3. KVI Training Program & Registered Apprenticeship  Program run by KVI Director of Training

    4. Be a part of a team where you can learn and contribute. Our average Industry experience is over 28 years.

  5. KVI of the Future Program.  A professionally facilitated program that listens to our KVI Millennial Generation Team. They address Attracting and Retaining Millennial talent as well as focus on modern technology that KVI needs to be aware of and implement to stay competitive.  We teach manufacturing business concepts and work together with management to solve company issues

  6. KVI Legacy Team – Our mature journeyman group that oversees and implements changes to our training documentation.  They also meet 6X per year to define training opportunities, knowledge transfer items and also to discuss and solve company issues.

  7. The RIGHT TOOLS available when you need them.

  8.  Your Voice is heard by:

    1. Weekly KVI Keys Meetings

    2. Open Door to the Top Policy

  9. Annual Employee Evaluations and regular Feedback.

  10. KVI: Where People Matter, Quality First, Integrity Always is what we LIVE!

  11. Be a part of a TEAM that succeeds where others fail. [Based on (2) independent studies by Wharton Business School

   12. Apprenticeship if offered to Qualified Candidates thru the NTMA Apprenticeship Program (NTAP)


Our firm is a successful, growing, ultra high precision, and quality driven CNC machining facility. We are AS-9100, ISO-9000 and ISO-13485 Certified. The work environment is fast paced, challenging, rewarding and exciting. We rely on individual integrity and a strong work ethic to provide the attitude and skills needed to satisfy our customers in a very demanding marketplace.

We offer excellent pay, a bright/clean & modern shop with some of the newest machine tools available in our marketplace. You can become a valuable part of this organization.

KVI is subject to numerous DoD and ITAR regulations, accordingly, Applicants will be subject to a thorough background check and drug-testing.

Please email your resume, references and salary history.


Founded:  1977 Headquartered:  Huntingdon Valley, PA Contact:  Eric Wilhelm
Phone:  (215) 322-4044 Website:  www.kv-inc.com

Location: 1458 County Line Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
United States of America
Years of Experience: 10-14 Years
Department: Operations Level of Education: High School Diploma
Full/Part Time: Full & Part Time Shift: Day Shift
Job Type: Regular


Position Title:  Manufacturing Engineer/Planner/Estimator


Reports To:   Engineering Manager             Manager Once Removed(MOR): President


Important Working Relationships

President, - Sales Manager, - General Shop Foreman, - Fellow Employees, - Customers


Principal Responsibility

Responsible to manage and execute the quotation process.  Manage customer relationships from the RFQ thru the confirming quotation stage, and perform post quote follow up  to solicit orders.  Review customer RFQ's,  contract requirements and specifications, reviews new parts and designs to create efficient machining, grinding and EDM processes.  Documents in E2 Estimating package.   Also, plans/designs/estimates tooling, fixturing special cutting tools and inspection requirements.   Ensures upcoming job folders are ready for production, including establishing materials requirement and outside services as well as acquiring associated pricing and may order these items. Plans gauging and inspection using inspection sheets.  The engineer performs a technical review of completed orders and updates E2 and engineering documentation.


Essential Duties:


  1. I am paid to Think!
  2. Manages customer RFQs and executes quotation process thru final pricing for management approval.
  3. Reviews customer specifications/documentation.
  4.  Develops and writes estimating process plans to produce highly complex parts produced in up to 5 Axis milling and multi axis mill turns and swiss up to 13 axes.
  5.  Estimate cycle times by reviewing customer drawing and/or KVI quotation.
  6. Prepare RFQ’s for current material costs, subcontracting costs and finishing costs as required.
  7. Responsible for reviewing customer orders, including revision levels, and repeat jobs through system, including making necessary routing changes by reviewing previously marked up routers.  Make changes to router regarding engineering revisions.
  8. Communicate with customer on drawing clarifications and order discrepancies.
  9. Identify and coordinate tooling, inspection and special gauging requirements, whether in house or from customer.  Includes preparing inspection plans from drawing requirements.
  10. Prepare CAD drawings for machining processes, outside services as needed and custom fixtures and cutting tools.
  11. Assist order processor in all aspects of job when required.
  12. Purchase materials, tooling and outside services for jobs as required.
  13. Performs a technical review of completed orders and updates E2 and engineering documentation, including Actual vs. Estimate.
  14. Implements/utilizes estimating software
  15. Perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner within company rules and regulations.


Secondary Duties

  1. May plan and executes engineering review meetings of new customer requirements.
  2. May open Job folders and associated documentation.
  3. May perform other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, inspection of parts, programming CNC’s, and running machines as may be necessary.


Physical Demands

 Ability to operate computer for long periods of time.  Must be highly attentive to detail.



KVI will consider relocation for the proper candidate. This job can also be a remote employment position.


Education/Skill/Experience Required:   

1.  Minimum High school diploma.

2.  Experience in job estimating and planning for minimum 5 Years

3.  Strong CNC machining and/or CNC programming background for minimum 10 years..

         - Swiss machining, CNC Mill Turn and 4 & 5 Axis machining and programming experience (MasterCAM or GibbsCAM)

4.  Manufacturing engineering experience Min 5 years.

5.  Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.

6.  Inspection Plan engineering.

7.  Clear understanding of lights out machining concepts to execute design and implementation of production plans.

8.  Computer literacy in; word, excel, and outlook and AutoCAD, and or Solidworks.

9.  Strong machining problem solving skills.

10. Strong understanding of Geometric Tolerancing to provide guidance to customers.

11.  Supports Sales by developing creative solutions to address customer challenges

12.  Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.



Language Requirements: English Manages Others: No
Travel Required: Negligible
Benefits:  Dental Insurance
Housing and Relocation Assistance
Medical Insurance
Retirement Savings and Planning
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Prescription Drug Coverage

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