Manufacturing Engineer

Confidential Company  •  Fort Wayne, IN

5 - 7 years experience  •  Automotive.

$70K - $80K
Posted on 08/12/17 by Greg Downs
Confidential Company
Fort Wayne, IN
5 - 7 years experience
$70K - $80K
Posted on 08/12/17 Greg Downs


Due to growth, hiring a manufacturing engineer for our client.  Tier 1 Automotive supplier.  Nonunion facility.


  • Active involvement as manufacturing engineering technical representative with corporate Sales, Program Management, Product Development, and Purchasing.
  • Active involvement in the creation and participation customer technical presentations.
  • Active involvement in customer quote and product change systems.
  • Interprets customer needs into a robust, low cost manufacturing solution in conjunction with engineering staff and suppliers.
  • Actively search for new manufacturing technologies. Technologies to include but are not limited to machining, welding, gear/spline manufacturing, heat treating, assembly, and all aspects of automation.
  • Aggressively evaluate and report on all manufacturing opportunities that will contribute to the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Estimates manpower needs and schedules work to meet completion dates.
  • Assist in preparation, implementation, and integration of complex facility plans based on forecasted needs of the business.
  • Assist in the preparation or prepare investment and expense budgets for addition, modification, replacement, or disposal of facilities/equipment or process related projects.
  • Prepare plant layouts and determine footprint, manufacturing, and logistics systems related to the needs of the business.
  • Active involvement in plant prototype development and management meeting or exceeding customer delivery and documentation requirements.
  • Active involvement in new product launches and provides subsequent support to plant Launch Manager and plant Program Manager.
  • Reviews progress and evaluates results; makes changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary; devises new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Maintains regular contact with plant manufacturing operations and supports DFMEA/PFMEA activities.
  • Active involvement in plant manufacturing engineering related continuous improvement activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field.


  • 5 – 10 years experience in related engineering disciplines, project management, and cost estimating.
  • Experience with high-volume, automated machining and assembly manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with quality metrics and applicable quality related process equipment.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of manufacturing process development experience.
  • Experience with CAD design software. Facility and process layout for technical presentation creation.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong presentation, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Must be able to work as a team player as well as a self-starter to get job done.
  • Working knowledge of TS-16949, SPC, GD&T and automotive manufacturing requirements.
  • Must have good problem solving skills ( Six Sigma, Shanin, etc … )
  • Exceptional computer (MS Office and MS Project) skills.
  • Good program / project management skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
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