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Manufacturing Engineer



Job Location

174 - 16th Street, Windom, MN

Position Type


Major Function

This position will be on a "swing" shift that will cover parts of both first and second shift.  Start times can be flexible.


Responsible for planning and implementing manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment for new and existing product lines.

As a core member of product development teams, plays a key role in the development of successful products by maximizing product quality and minimizing product cost. As a subject matter expert on existing and emerging product assembly methods this position guides new product development with regards to DFMA.


Duties & Responsibilities



As core team member, participates with product development teams from concept evaluation/selection through prototype construction/evaluation to full production;  advises the team on tradeoffs related to manufacturing assembly process (subject matter expert); leads manufacturing process capability studies as needed to support product development; working with the AME and the design team, makes decisions on key elements of manufacturing process design;  leads preparation of production area and pilot run activities.

Participate in the maintenance of existing product lines.  Insure smooth startups of both new and existing product by identifying problem areas and refining line balances.  Establish and maintain time standards, methods, and processes for all significant direct labor operations as assigned.  Responsible for cost reduction and value analysis of existing product lines.



Review the structural Bills of Material and insure that there are no discrepancies between the structural bills and Engineering bills.  Coordinate all deviations from material specifications with corporate design engineering.



Responsible for Capital equipment planning, budgeting, justification, purchase and installation as assigned.  Maintain awareness of new equipment and processes that may benefit the manufacturing process.           



To insure that all safety rules and programs are followed and maintained within the assigned area of responsibility.  Responsible for proper ergonomics in work station setup, processes, tooling, and safety equipment.  Conduct ergonomic audits during production and startups.  Regularly incorporate and document safety information, equipment or tooling needs into production processes by station.  Assist Supervisors in accepting employees back to original work areas and assist in proper employee assignment.  Document equipment and work station process modifications.              



The manufacturing Engineer may be responsible for supervision of Assembly personnel in the absence of the Production Supervisor when requested to do so by the Engineering Manager.  May select, train and evaluate personnel in accordance with established policy.  May handle employee discipline in line with company policy and working agreement in the absence of the Production Supervisor.  May supervise direct or indirect labor areas as required.


Job Dimensions

Capital Projects:  $50,000 to $500,000.

Coordination with Design Engineering, Materials, and Production personnel at all levels.

Communication with parts and equipment venders and contractors in support of production and project responsibilities.



Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field and 0-3 years related experience minimum.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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