Manufacturing Engineer
Loveland, CO

About $67,000 - $97,000 a year

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting all production operations (e.g. Plastic Injection Molding, Assembly and Product/Preparation/Packaging), working with teams on implementing Continuous Improvement & Safety initiatives, recommending and implementing capital improvement projects, and supporting New Product Development Activities.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Works with R&D/New Product Development (NPD) personnel during the concept and development phases of each new product initiative to incorporate manufacturability and assembly features into the product to reduce overall part costs.
Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate project plans and timelines for new products.
Identifies, justifies and purchases components and/or equipment to support NPD activities.
Works with NPD personnel to successfully transfer new products from the design phase into the manufacturing environment.
Provides Manufacturing Engineering support (i.e. Bill of Material, Control Plans, Work Instructions, Process Flows, Equipment Requirements, etc.) for injection molding, assembly and product preparation operations.
Oversees process development and validation for assembly and product preparation departments to ensure that a repeatable process is established, maintained and electronically documented.
Provides assistance to the Manufacturing Manager for developing and implementing new and/or refined processes for injection molding operations.
Provides support for continuous improvement initiatives, by working with the production teams to identify new opportunities which bring about new optimized facility layouts that increase part flow, increase personnel productivity, enhance personnel safety and reduce overall part costs.
Creates, justifies and implements manufacturing strategies that support automation concepts which lead toward efficient “unattended” operation of equipment.
Generate comparative studies (i.e. equipment & process cost estimates, R.O.I., schedules, etc.) in determining the best fit for manufacture of product (i.e. in-house versus off-site supplier). Upon successful evaluation of options, set up assembly process in-house, or oversee the transfer of assemblies to offsite subcontractors by qualifying and validating the assembly processes within their facility.
Develops, justifies and manages capital equipment projects to support new products, as well as increase productivity on existing products.

Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor (i.e. written and/or verbal).
Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Plastic Injection Molding and Automated and/or Manual Assembly Processes.
Familiar with medical manufacturing requirements (i.e. FDA-GMP, ISO9001, ISO13485) is preferred.
Familiarity with specifying, procuring and installing automated and manual assembly equipment is required.
Preferred Skills and Abilities

Must be able to read and understand mechanical drawings (i.e. ANSI Y14.5, ISO 594, and Geometric Tolerancing).
Must be able to successfully use inspection devices (i.e. microscopes, calipers, gauge pins, CMM, optical, Smart Scope, etc.).
Must understand and be able to apply ISO 9001 concepts.
Must understand and be able to implement Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers and regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
Good analytical skills. Ability to apply principles of logical scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:
Basic operating knowledge of PCs, and supporting software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Excel, Power Point, etc.).
Fundamental understanding of ERP systems is required (i.e. training will be provided for IFS-Company ERP System).
Working knowledge of CAD tools such as SolidWorks, AutoCad, Pro-E is desirable.

Customer Service Oriented

Results Oriented/Accountability

Professional Work Relations/Teamwork

Knowledge of Job/Comprehension/Job Skills

Computer Skills

Technical/Professional Knowledge/Skills

Mechanical Skills

Leverages Technology


Analysis/Analytical Skills


Attention to Detail

Communicates Effectively

Critical Thinking Skill/Reasoning

Safety Awareness



Direction & Vision

Problem Solving

Planning & Organizing

Cost Consciousness

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment where the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, vibration and where plastic injected parts are produced and packaged (i.e. plastic dust present, noise up to 80 db, etc.).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required


Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.