Manufacturing Engineer

Shakopee, MN
Sep 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At the Toro Company's Shakopee, Minnesota location we pride ourselves on being a critical link to the greater enterprise manufacturing and operations team. At this location, we manufacture various parts and assemblies that are distributed to other locations around the country for completion of finished products. This plant supports our Commercial, Consumer, Landscape Contractor and Grounds segments. At Toro Shakopee, we are dedicated to our employees by offering programs to help you grow personally and professionally.

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


Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor, responsible for determining methods, processes, and equipment required in the manufacturing and welding production area. Responsible for developing, analyzing and documenting cost information for new product development, design and cost improvement, maintenance, make vs. buy, and managing product cost to target.


  • Provides engineering expertise to aid in the development of annual and long-term business plans. Designs, justifies, develops and implements the engineering portions of the plans. Evaluates and initiates new methods, processes, materials and equipment to ensure competitive position.

  • Prepares IAR's; coordinates the investigation, selection, installation, prove-out and training to successfully integrate projects into the unit.

  • Reviews new parts in the concept stage. Makes recommendations to standardize features, promote cost effective zero defect manufacturing, and improve functionality that support DFMA.

  • RFQ process for weldments.

  • Determine parts to be produced within the Value Stream. Provides manufacturing input and coordination to design project teams to assure timely and effective new part introductions.

  • Prepares supporting documentation (cost estimate/tooling budgets) for new project development milestones and all other product redesign as assigned.

  • Provides analyzed cost data to Engineering, Marketing, and Finance for use in determining project direction, product pricing, parts pricing, budgeting P&L’s, and internal rate of return investment calculations.

  • Provides direct interface to Design Engineering on process capability, materials utilization, and design alternatives to optimize value.

  • Analyze and provide solutions for problems which adversely affect quality, productivity, safety, flexibility and cost.

  • Develop, update and maintain process documentation and costing data for manufacturing equipment.

  • Review and evaluate the sourcing of parts pertaining to the production unit. Recommend alternate sourcing when appropriate. Provide direction for long term sourcing decisions.

  • Provide support for key or specialized processes with functions such as tool design, tool layouts, CNC programming, set-up data/procedures and metallurgical analysis.

  • General manufacturing floor support, including mentoring and training machine operators.

  • Apply Total Quality, Project Management and LEAN principles.

  • Interfaces with other departments in a spirit of cooperation consistent with the overall objectives of the company.


  • Negligible travel required (<5%).



  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical, Automotive, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred from ABET accredited college or university.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in various manufacturing disciplines.

  • Position is on first shift. Must have the ability to flex into other shifts as needed to support production.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings using a GD&T system.

  • Industry experience in welding (manual and robotic) environment.

  • Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to accurately measure, record and analyze process/part data to ensure compliance with product specifications.

  • Ability to create and troubleshoot programs for inspection devices and other auxiliary equipment.

  • Knowledge/experience in metallurgy and heat treating processes.

  • FANUC 6-axis robotic experience.


  • Strong experience in machining & manufacturing and welding processes and technologies.

  • Knowledge/experience in metallurgy and heat treating processes.

  • Experience operating CNC machines to ensure absolute quality along with maximum productivity.

  • Hands-on manufacturing and welding experience, process optimization and continuous improvement.

  • Supporting production areas as and when required.

  • Use of standard inspection equipment

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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