Pro Staff

Mechanical Engineer

Nov 02, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Pro Staff in partnership with FAST Global Solutions is looking for a Mechanical Engineer in our Windom location.  Interested candidates should apply online at or submit a resume to

The Mechanical Engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
• Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
• Recommends revision of methods of operation or material handling, alterations in equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
• Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.
• Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
• Observes and records workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate.
• Prepares charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization.
• Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
• Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
• Responsible for the development of engineering masters/manufacturing instructions using manufacturing engineering practices.
• Participate in concurrent engineering and manufacturing design reviews.
• Evaluate and approve drawings, routings/MI’s, specs and other documents.
• Prepare/manufacture prototypes as required utilizing the principals of concurrent engineering.
• Using manufacturing engineering practices, is responsible for writing routings/manufacturing instructions.
• Manage the successful transition of new products and technology into the production arena.
• Process development and documentation of manufacturing work instructions.
• Support prototyping activities of new product development.
• Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.
• Work closely with research and development, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures.
• Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.
• Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.
• Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.
• Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.
• Establish drafting standards for all designers to follow to ensure that all production personnel are able to understand information contained in the drawing.
• Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.
• Conduct Design for Manufacturability sessions to assist in total production reduce times.
• Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field or equivalent; and four to ten years related experience in manufacturing process engineering and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including exceptional teamwork skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing and inventory software, CAD software, project management software, spreadsheet and word processing software. Extensive computer skills including statistical analysis and willingness to learn new skills and technologies.

More jobs like this