Manufacturing Engineer

Northern Recruiting
Madison, WI
Aug 09, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
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Job Description

** gearing experience highly desired


Responsible for conceptualizing, designing, developing, and implementing manufacturing processes.

  • Designs new and revises existing production fixtures.
  • Supports manufacturing by introducing production processes and revising manufacturing processes for cost savings.
  • Creates and maintains process instructions. Trains employees on process instructions.
  • Designs and implements new test equipment.
  • Improves product workflow and efficiency.
  • Creates specifications for new shop floor equipment.
  • Supports & Implements Lean Manufacturing Processes.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


Skills and Abilities
  • Knows arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Understands and predicts physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and their applications to understand fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics; understands mechanical and electrical structures and processes.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, facts, or information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
  • Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence.
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
  • Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
  • Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
  • Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
  • Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
  • Uses complex and noncomplex machines and equipment.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field (required).
  • Master's degree in engineering or a related field (preferred).
  • Five to ten years of related experience (required).
  • Experience with the Plastic Extrusion Process (Polyethylene Multi-layer Extrusion and/or Nylon Multi-layer Extrusion).
  • Experience with basic PLC programming & Trouble Shooting.
  • Experience with the Capital Equipment Procurement and Commissioning (from writing specifications, negotiating options & cost, coordinating all contractors & installation, run-off and Production Release).
  • Experience with JD Edwards E1 ERP system

Computer Skills
  • Intermediate: CAD software, alphanumeric data entry, spreadsheet, MS Project.
  • Basic: Word processing/typing.

Company Description
Northern Recruiting works for select manufacturing companies throughout the country.

Madison, WI


Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:36:06 PDT