Manufacturing Engineer at Careerbuilder in Shakopee, Minnesota

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:


Reporting to theEngineering Supervisor,responsible for determining methods, processes, and equipment required in the Grinding production area. Responsible for developing, analyzing and documenting cost information for new product development, design and cost improvement, maintenance, make vs. buy, and managing product cost to target.


  • Provides engineering expertise to aid in the development of annual and long-term business plans. Designs, justifies, develops and implements the engineering portions of the plans. Evaluates and initiates new methods, processes, materials and equipment to ensure competitive position.

  • Prepares IAR's; coordinates the investigation, selection, installation, prove-out and training to successfully integrate projects into the unit.

  • Reviews new parts in the concept stage. Makes recommendations to standardize features, promote cost effective zero defect manufacturing, and improve functionality that support DFMA.

  • Determine parts to be produced within the Value Stream. Provides manufacturing input and coordination to design project teams to assure timely and effective new part introductions.

  • Prepares supporting documentation (cost estimate/tooling budgets) for new project development milestones and all other product redesign as assigned.

  • Provides analyzed cost data to Engineering, Marketing, and Finance for use in determining project direction, product pricing, parts pricing, budgeting P&L's, and internal rate of return investment calculations.

  • Provides direct interface to Design Engineering on process capability, materials utilization, and design alternatives to optimize value.

  • Analyze and provide solutions for problems which adversely affect quality, productivity, safety, flexibility and cost.

  • Develop, update and maintain process documentation and costing data for manufacturing equipment.

  • Review and evaluate the sourcing of parts pertaining to the production unit. Recommend alternate sourcing when appropriate. Provide direction for long term sourcing decisions.

  • Provide support for key or specialized processes with functions such as tool design, tool layouts, CNC programming, set-up data/procedures and metallurgical analysis.

  • General manufacturing floor support, including mentoring and training grinding machine operators.

  • Apply Total Quality, ProjectManagementand LEAN principles in the daily performance of the job.

  • Interfaces with other departments in a spirit of cooperation consistent with the overall objectives of the company.

  • All other tasks and projects as assigned.


  • Negligibletravel required (< 5%).



  • Bachelors of Science or Masters degree in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred from ABET accredited college or university.

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in various manufacturing disciplines.

  • Position is on first shift. Must have the ability to flex into other shifts as needed to support production.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings using a GD&T system.

  • Industry experience in grinding process engineering.

  • Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to accurately measure, record and analyze process/part data to ensure compliance with product specifications.

  • Ability to create and troubleshoot programs for inspection devices and other auxiliary equipment.

  • Knowledge/experience in metallurgy and heat treating processes.


  • Strong experience in machining & grinding processes and technologies.

  • Knowledge/experience in metallurgy and heat treating processes.

  • Experience operating CNC machines to ensure absolute quality along with maximum productivity.

  • Hands-on grinding experience, process optimization and continuous improvement.

  • Supporting production areas as and when required.

  • Use of standard inspection equipment.