Manufacturing Engineer
Job Details
IL - Red Bud, IL
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Up to 25%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Evaluates and develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  2. Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements; ensuring design for manufacturability on new products.
  3. Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, equipment layout, and cycle time analysis.
  4. Major driver, instructor, and implementer of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and visual factory.
  5. Creates and maintains process data (i.e. work instructions, engineering technical standards, stand work sequencing, and routings.).
  6. Have a thorough understanding of Welding and Metal Fabrication processes.
  7. Must be able to work both independently and as part of the team to complete complex projects in a timely manner and within budget constraints.
  8. Comply with all Quality and Safety regulations.
  9. Other duties may be assigned by Manager as needed.

Competencies (check all that apply)

         Analytical Decision-Making


       Learning & Development

       Planning & Organizing

       Professionalism & Integrity

         Risk-Taking/Creative Thinking

         Teamwork & Relationship-Building

         Results Orientation

Education and/or Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. (Industrial or Systems Engineering preferred)
  • Preferably 3-5 years of related experience in a manufacturing setting, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Must be proficient with lean manufacturing and related principles.
  • Proficient in 2-dimensional CAD – Required. 3D SolidWorks program – Preferred.


Travel will be minimal.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, professional journals, and blueprints.  Must have the ability to write routine reports and documentations, as well as be able to speak effectively with vendors, customers and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  To be successful one must have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, and individual should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint software.

Other Skills

Professional e-mail, written and oral communication is required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee will frequently sit; use hands to finger handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach above shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or moved drawings, files, parts, components and manuals.

The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


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