Pro Staff

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Pro Staff
Windom, MN
Oct 13, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
We are hiring for an experienced Sr. Manufacturing Engineer for a role located at a rapidly growing manufacturing facility in Windom.

The Sr. Manufacturing 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.


• 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.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and inventory software, CAD software, project management software, spreadsheet and word processing software. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Proven ability to analyze data and effectively present findings to management, co-workers, and customers. 
  • Highly creative and analytical mindset with exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
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.

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