Manufacturing Engineer
Steffes Corporation
Dickinson, ND

About $65,000 - $84,000 a year

Position Summary

The primary role of the Manufacturing Engineer is to provide support, guidance, and leadership to production operations by working to continuously improve safety, quality, delivery, process efficiency, and the flow of information and materials. This includes, but is not limited to: the evaluation of procedures, processes, products, cell, or equipment capacity and capability, layouts, and equipment. They work closely with many other departments to create, revise, maintain, and improve both production and administrative systems across the company. The Manufacturing Engineer may also serve as a technical resource or subject matter expert in their assigned area.

Steffes Core Values

Trust: We promote growth and long-term success by making wise decisions with trust as an essential component.

Respect: We unleash creative talents of our diverse workforce by treating each other the way we would like to be treated.

Teamwork: We believe people achieve much more by working together.

Integrity: We follow through and keep our word while being open, honest, ethical, and fair.

Safety: We view our co-workers as family members of our business and strive to ensure safety for all.

Humility: We recognize and appreciate strengths and contributions beyond one’s self. We are modest, genuine, and authentic.

Key Responsibilities

Leads safety, quality, cost, and delivery improvement projects including project definition, selection, implementation, and reporting. Provides advice, compiles data, and estimates costs and results of improvement projects.
Participate in and/or facilitate LEAN events such as Kaizens, A3 projects, Value Stream Mapping, and 5S events.
Investigates, evaluates, and recommends changes to manufacturing processes and procedures, equipment, layout, and material handling methods.
May design production fixtures, devices, and tools.
Document, create, evaluate, and maintain standard work instructions for production and administrative processes.
Responsible for monitoring and understanding of current capacity and capacity constraints of assigned areas.
May have responsibility for, or participate in, production scheduling for assigned areas.
Completes time and motion analysis studies.
May create and maintain CNC programs (laser, brake, mills, lathes, robots, etc.)
Ensures ongoing effectiveness of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to maximize production availability of machines and minimize unplanned downtime.
Responsible for reviewing and processing Engineer Change Orders (ECOs) on the manufacturing side. This may include design, drawings, and specification reviews as well as FMEA’s, PPAP’s, ISIR’s.
Ensures appropriate internal and customer documentation requirements are satisfied.
Participates in the establishment of quality specifications and standards.
May determine testing and inspection procedures.
Responsible for the root cause analysis and implementing a corrective action in response to nonconformance reports.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in collaborative manner with customers, suppliers, co-workers, and management.
Helps company meet its Strategic, Quality and Safety objectives.
Other duties may be assigned.
Core Expectations

Customer Service - Demonstrate excellent customer service and display a positive attitude and behavior consistent with the Steffes Code of Conduct and Core Values.

Quality - Actively support and participate in Quality Improvement.

Take immediate action in unsafe situations.
Adhere to all safety standards; thus, promoting safe practices to ensure a safe environment.
Conduct - Demonstrate and support the Steffes Code of Conduct.

Policies and Procedures - Demonstrate and support Steffes Policies and Procedures by:

Using tact, sound judgement, and maintaining a professional attitude in communication and relationships with others.
Striving to deliver the best quality in daily work.
Promoting a positive image of Steffes and its products.
Being timely and punctual in attendance and following all policies and procedures.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline; Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred.
5+ years of related work experience.
Intermediate computer knowledge (Windows, email, internet, etc.).
Microsoft Word – Advanced
Microsoft Excel – Advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint – Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook - Basic
Intermediate 2D (AutoCAD) and/or 3D CAD (PTC Creo, Solidworks) experience, preferred.
Advanced Math Skills.
Communication skills (Develop written communications requiring grammar skills; Interact with customers or suppliers on an explanatory basis; Interact with groups of people and co-workers; Use of telephones, public address system, and oral communication).
  • OR-
An acceptable combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands of Position

This position requires walking, sitting or standing to a significant degree.
Must have the ability to lift 70 pounds from floor to waist, carry 50 pounds, and push and/or pull up to 100 pounds.
Must have the ability to climb ladders and/or stairs.
Stooping, crouching, kneeling and bending.
Handling, feeling, and gripping would be required for some activities.
Visual acuity is required to inspect work completed.
This role may be subject to internal and external environmental conditions.