Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

The purpose the Manufacturing Engineer role is to drive consistency and improvement in the execution of critical production tasks and processes, as well as the successful manufacturing launch of new products to ensure that as growth occurs, we can continue to meet all customer needs correctly and on time.

Level of Work: This is a Level II position. Longest time-span tasks range from 3-12 months.

Manager: Plant Manager
MOR: Operations Manager
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, additional hours as needed.


New Product Manufacturing Deployment
Production Process Documentation
Internal Quality Improvement
Internal Delivery & Cost Improvement
Safety Improvement
Capital Equipment Deployment


New Product Manufacturing Deployment

All new products have been evaluated for Design for Manufacturing (DFM) considerations
Assembly jigs are designed and built before deployment of all new products
Manufacturing and welding work holding / fixturing / tooling is designed and built before deployment of all new products.
All components of new products have accurate routers.

Production Process Documentation

All CNC machine setups are documented and up-to-date.
All welding jigs and fixtures are labeled and cataloged to jobs.
All work holding and fixtures are documented in Bills of Material and Production Parts Lists.
Assembly Instructions exist for all major equipment items and critical subassemblies.
All work holding / fixtures / jigs have bin locations, and all locations are labeled.

Internal Quality Improvement

Internal Scrap / Rework and Customer Returns are evaluated for non-conformances and appropriate corrective / preventive actions implemented
Annual Improvement to Cost of Quality

Internal Process Improvement
Timelines and project plans exist for all active improvement projects.
Timelines and project plans are up-to-date.
Annual Improvement to process capability, efficiency, and overall productivity
Annual Improvement to production lead time and production costs
Safety Improvement
No lost time accidents or near-misses for self or team members
Capital Equipment Deployment
Annual Improvement to production capacity
Annual Improvement to production cost structure


New Product Manufacturing Deployment
Work with product engineering team from product inception to drive DFM (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Determine storage requirements for all products and involve appropriate vendors in design process (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Based on product design, develop and refine assembly fixtures where required (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Based on product design, develop and refine welding fixtures where required or beneficial (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Working with machine shop team, develop and refine work holding for high volume parts (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Based on production capacity, complete and assemble all fixtures, documenting all parts, design intent, and setup/usage instructions (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Training of shop personnel (assemblers, machinists, welders, shippers) on the appropriate aspects of each new product so as to ensure accurate execution of specified requirements (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Perform time studies on the first 3 production runs of each component of a new product and determine the correct labor standard (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Production Process Documentation
Document CNC setups, offsets, tooling, and other critical job parameters (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Working with Welding Supervisor, create a database of all welding fixtures, design intent, and usage instructions (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
File ECRs to add fixturing to BOMs. Update all work instructions and setup sheets to include proper fixtures (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Create work instructions for assembly products (Time Span: up to 1 month)
Analyze and organize parts per Lean Manufacturing principles (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Internal Quality Improvement
Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to confirm and validate manufacturing process requirements. (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Determines root cause of failure using statistical methods (e.g., design of experiment, SPC) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods. (Time Span: 1-3 months)
Internal Process Improvement
Identify areas of systemic issues or significant opportunities and work with the area supervisors to prioritize them. (Time Span: 3 months – 1 year)
Develop and evaluate new processes and improve current process capability, efficiency, and overall productivity in all areas of manufacturing on new and existing products. (Time Span: 3 months – 1year)
Refines and enhances processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing / production principles and techniques to areas of production. Recommends product changes / improvements to Product Engineers. (Time Span: 3 months-1 year)
Maintain timelines and schedules for all process improvement projects (Time Span: 1 month-1 year)
Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout. Coordinates input that may cross multiple teams or areas; makes recommendations, and implements changes. (Time Span: 1 month-1 year)
Apply working knowledge of machining, welding, and assembly processes to reduce production lead time, improve safety, productivity, and quality, and reduce production costs.
Safety Improvement
Wears PPE as outlines in PPE policy (Time Span: 1 day-1 week)
In conjunction with Safety Manager and Supervisors, develops safety policies and procedures (Time Span: 1 week-3 months)
Identifies and corrects unsafe work conditions and reports them to the Safety Manager (Time Span: 1 day-3 months)
Implements safety improvements or initiates as defined in safety committee meetings (Time Span: 1 day-1 year)
Identifies ergonomic challenges and opportunities to ensure and improve safe working environment for all employees (Time Span: 1 month-1 year)
Capital Equipment Deployment
Evaluates capital equipment investments and prepares cost justifications. Manages the overall implementations of capital equipment projects. (Time Span: 1 month-1 year)
Develops innovative solutions to complex engineering and manufacturing production problems through identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes including conducting process analysis, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, conferring with suppliers, and soliciting observations from the operators/production technicians. (Time Span: 1 month-1 year)
Other activities / duties as assigned


Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, production tooling, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications - Proficient in MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook, Internet Explorer, and ERP software.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communication - Talking to others to convey information effectively; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively when reporting issues and defects is necessary.
Personal Accountability - A measure of the capacity to be answerable for personal actions. Accepts personal responsibility for the consequences of personal actions; avoids placing unnecessary blame on others.
Teamwork - The ability to work effectively and productively with others. Behaves in a manner consistent with team values and mission & responds positively to feedback from team members and supervisor. Treats all people with respect, courtesy and consideration; respects differences in the attitudes and perspectives of others.
Safety - Practices safe work habits and encourages others to do the same. Identifies ways to improve the safety of the work environment. Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures to promote effective safety operations.
Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Education and Formal Training:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required
Certifications (PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Certification, etc.) preferred.


7+ years experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
Must possess theoretical and hands-on knowledge of CNC Machining, MIG/TIG welding, and Assembly
Must be capable of troubleshooting CNC programming, tooling, and fixturing problems
Must be capable of troubleshooting robotic welding programming, tooling, and fixturing problems
Must have experience with CAD/CAM software
Must have experience operating in a Quality Management System
Must have experience with Lean Manufacturing principles
Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capabilities to work on projects without supervision
Must have strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills
Must be proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs
History of progressive responsibility preferred

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment.
Must be able to work in non-climate controlled environment where ambient air temperature can exceed outside air.
The use of safety PPE equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, steel-toe shoes, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted
Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility. Ability to stand for 8 hours per day.

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