Proto Labs, Inc.

Manufacturing Engineer

Plymouth, Minnesota [MN]
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
Employment Status
Full Time

Position Overview

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to use your skills in a successful and growing company? Do you desire a fast-paced, casual work environment that is driven by employees who thrive on innovative thinking? If you have engineering experience in a Manufacturing environment and a desire to work in an energetic, collaborative environment, then check out this opportunity at Proto Labs!  The Manufacturing/Process Engineer will be responsible for defining, troubleshooting and improving processes and equipment related to injection molding and conventional machining, improving operating efficiencies and increasing the company's quality standards. 


Specific duties include:
  • Provide root cause analysis and justification for projects
  • Independently research subjects in the areas of tooling and fixturing
  • Drive continuous improvement projects from inception to completion
  • Provide production support including day-to-day problem solving
  • Evaluate and improve process flow in Proto Labs' business units
  • Identify and leverage design opportunities that provide a distinct manufacturing advantage in our markets
  • Support the conversion of small-scale processes to commercially viable large-scale operations
  • Requirements

      Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a background or working knowledge of machining and/or injection molding
  • Possess strong knowledge concerning cutting tools and parameters in regard to various materials (e.g., soft and hard metals, plastics).
  • Know the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to materials
  • Ability to independently identify and execute on corrective actions, provide direction and leadership in accomplishing goals
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
  • Good written and oral communication skills: able to communicate complex technical information to all levels of the organization
  • Successfully perform within a project framework including defined deliverables and time frames
  • Concurrently solve immediate issues while maintaining a vision of the future
  • Ability to close out projects and tasks
  •  Education Requirements:
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.
  • A Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  •  Physical Requirements:
  • This position will be located in the corporate office environment, but will spend up to 50% of the time in our manufacturing facility. 
  • Additional Information

  • Proto Labs' Corporate Headquarters is located in Maple Plain, MN, just minutes west of the 494/394 interchange.
  • Our Rosemount, MN facility is located off of County Road 42 & Highway 3.
  • Our Plymouth, MN facility is located on Niagara Lane between Highway 55 & County Road 6. 
  •  If you meet the qualifications and feel this position is a good match to your skills and interests please apply online at  Proto Labs is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans & Disabilities.

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