Engineer II, Manufacturing

Perry, OK
Jul 14, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At Ditch Witch in Perry, Oklahoma we pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in the underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in Perry stands out because it is a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because our plant is our community, we see our teammates not only as co-workers but as neighbors and family members. All our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world.

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.


This employee: Designs production equipment and plans production facilities (including workflow); conducts studies of methods, cost control, cost reduction, and other engineering/economic concerns; applies approved manufacturing engineering methods to improve performance, reduce waste and delays, and promote cost reduction and efficiency. He or she also performs other duties as assigned.


  • Design equipment used to assemble and manufacture products. This includes all assembly tooling, machines used to assemble and test equipment, and other related machinery.

  • Review current product designs and recommend modifications that minimize costs and effectively apply production capabilities.

  • During the design of new products, review product designs, determine manufacturing methods and recommend modifications to ensure and improve manufacturability.

  • Analyze costs of new parts and products to establish preliminary standard production costs.

  • Coordinate new part/product manufacturing introductions. This includes establishing:

    • Routings for parts, weldments and assemblies.

    • Requirements for jigs, fixtures, and tooling.

    • Assembly methods, fixtures, and procedures.

    • Quality assurance, including required gauging and process controls.

  • Research, organize, analyze and maintain records of technical information from a variety of sources.

  • Recommend changes in parts specifications, manufacturing processes, and production methods to improve quality, economy, efficiency, and manufacturability.

  • Prepare feasibility studies to support equipment purchases, make/buy decisions, etc.

  • Perform time studies and analyze data to improve flow of product and material through Manufacturing and Assembly.

  • Analyze plant layout and coordinate changes to accomplish lean production goals.

  • Perform Value Analysis engineering activities.

  • Prepare presentations and present information to individuals and groups.

  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.

  • Meet or exceed typical expectations for engineering competence, productivity, creativity, and safety.


  • Office environment part of the time.

  • Plant environment much of the time. The shop environment includes: variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt;

  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, arc-welding and other electrical equipment, and high-voltage power supplies;

  • Hazardous materials such as fuels, oils, grease, paint, solvents, coolant, pressurized gases, various acids and caustics, cleaners, and metals.

  • Occasional outdoor work in all kinds of weather.

  • Variable work schedule, with hours that vary according to the needs of the job. During emergencies or critical deadlines, this employee must work until the job is finished.

  • Rapidly changing workloads and priorities, multiple requests from numerous managers, and conflicting deadlines.


  • Bachelors of Engineering degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or related field.

  • 0-5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering or related field.

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of heavy machinery manufacturing processes.

  • Knowledge or experience with tool and/or equipment design and drafting using Solid Modeling/CAD.

  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.

  • Knowledge of Lean methods used in manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in: Material Handling, Material movement and flow, Ergonomic training/experience, Packaging and storage.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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