Manufacturing Engineer

Sioux City, IA 51106

Categories: Engineering Job Number: 8490 Pay Rate: 55,000

Manufacturing Engineer

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant: Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.  Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes and refine product designs to increase functionality, efficiency, safety, and profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Design, build, & install tooling, jigs and fixtures and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment. Design testing methods and test finished products or process capabilities to establish standards or validate process requirements. Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities with Engineering and review and implement potential design changes. 
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness. Estimate costs, production times, or staffing requirements for new designs.  Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
  • Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards. Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
  • Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks. Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures. Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance. Purchase equipment, materials, or parts.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend meetings, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field. Evaluate current or proposed manufacturing processes or practices for environmental sustainability, considering factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, water pollution, energy use, or waste creation.
  • Train production personnel in new or existing methods

Skills & Requirements:                      
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in engineering-Manufacturing or Mechanical preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred, but not required.
  • Competent, able to employ Computer Aided software capably.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety rules and regulations. Ability to read and understand production and print orders. Able to wear hardhat, eye and ear protection, & steel toe boots.          
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Jon Maas
Recruiting Associate

Jon joined City & National Employment in early 2018 and is eager to put his sales experience to work! Jon attended Grand View University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance. Following graduation Jon completed an internship with a Major Insurance Firm in Iowa which allowed him to gain quality sales experience. Jon enjoys interacting with people and listening to their desires in hopes he can assist them to meet those goals.

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