Manufacturing Engineer
TAS Energy
Houston, TX

About $61,000 - $79,000 a year

Manufacturing Engineer NEEDED! TAS Energy Inc. has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Engineer. This position is ideal for a recent graduate with 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing field. Come join a growing and innovative company. Apply today!

The Manufacturing Engineer’s main role will be to support the production operations. The Manufacturing Engineer will evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs and applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.

Evaluate production activities through data analysis to identify opportunities for improvements in productivity, material flow, safety, quality, and cost. Prioritize actions to be taken, establish schedules for completion, and implement the necessary measures to realize savings.
Drive LEAN principles throughout the Operations department. Train operations personnel on LEAN principles. Develop Value Stream
Maps for core processes and Lead Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen).
Conduct time studies and audits as appropriate to validate and adjust labor estimates to reflect actual costs.
Work with vendors in determining product specifications and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
Facilitate and/or lead cross-functional teams with Engineering, Production and Estimating in support of driving efficiencies and eliminating non-value added activities.
Collaborate with design engineering in concurrent engineering efforts to ensure manufacturability. Proactively identify opportunities for improved manufacturability and coordinate implementation with design engineering and operations personnel.
Document and track all cost savings and process improvements against targets.
Evaluate quality data and implement improvement activities to ensure all quality requirements are met.
Plan and execute facility and work cell layout modifications based on planned products and workload to optimize material and product flow.
Define standardized work and create documented work instructions.
Develop, design, justify and implement appropriate production tools, equipment and other assets to maximize labor efficiency and reduce total cost.
Control the implementation of ECOs to ensure product quality requirements are met and that rework and scrap are minimized.
Create product routings and labor estimates and ensure they are kept up to date.
Support estimating function by providing estimates of direct labor and raw material costs as required. Develop and maintain cost models for various activities for use in estimating.
Support make/buy analysis of fabricated parts and subassemblies.
Support all health, safety, and environmental objectives of the company.
Keep up to date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
Collaborate closely with production personnel to maximize overall efficiency of operations.
Other tasks as assigned by TAS supervisor


Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Building Strategic Working Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Building Trust – Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Customer Focus – Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.
Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Inclusion – Appreciating and leveraging the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation for a direct effect on business results.
Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive; generating innovative solutions in work situations.
Safety Awareness – Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.
Work Standards – Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
PC proficiency – must be versed in the use of basic Microsoft office tools – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior.

2 or more years of experience in manufacturing/Industrial Engineering.
Understanding of Fabrication, welding & assembly process.
Proficiency in SolidWorks & AutoCAD
Good understanding of, and experience in implementing, LEAN initiatives, including leading Rapid Improvement (Kaizen) events and Value Stream Mapping.
Relevant experience in a make to order/engineer to order project environment.
BS / MS in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial engineering.
LEAN / Six Sigma Green Belt certification is a plus.

2+ years of experience in manufacturing / Industrial Engineering.
Proficiency in SolidWorks & AutoCAD.
BS in manufacturing Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial engineering

Most work will be performed sitting at a desk, but some work performed will be in a shop environment;
Exposed to any number of elements but with none present to the extent of being disagreeable;
Physical effort equal to frequent moving of up to 50lbs materials;
Regularly required to sit or stand, bend and reach;
The use of Safety Glasses is required;
The use of earplugs is recommended;
Ability to stand up to 10 hours a day (with a lunch in between) and up to 6 days a week;
Ability to work in a non-air-conditioned environment.
Steel-toe boots required in Manufacturing Facility

Join a team driven to excel in all that we do! When you join TAS Energy Inc., you join a Houston-headquartered private company with a solid reputation built on outstanding value, integrity and customer focus. We offer our customers and employees the best of both worlds: a small company feel with the resources, talent, process and international reach of a large company.

TAS delivers innovative packaged modular systems that are engineered and manufactured in one of our Houston, TX facilities and utilized in data centers, power and commercial/industrial utility system applications. TAS has successfully delivered and commissioned over 520 packages to over 33 countries. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX and has two ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facilities in Houston, encompassing 400,000 sq. feet with close proximity to major shipping ports and interstate highways. TAS manages all logistics and transportation facilitating accelerated construction at customer’s facilities.

TAS’ fastest growing business is the data center market. By applying deep expertise in cooling, thermodynamics and power, TAS has developed an entire product line that revolutionizes data center delivery. TAS was selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016 & 2017 by CIO Review.

With our tremendous market potential, advanced technological systems, entrepreneurial culture as well as a talented and productive workforce, we continue to set and exceed aggressive market penetration and financial goals. More information is available at the company website at:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: TAS has implemented a non-smoking hiring policy effective January 1, 2012 under which Individuals considered for employment will need to pass a drug test which includes a nicotine panel.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Applications and resumes will be kept on file for a limited time and that the Company is under no duty or obligation to contact applicants if they are not selected for the job applied for or if other jobs become available in the future. Applicants that desire to apply for a job that becomes available at the Company in the future, should submit a new employment application or resume.

TAS Energy Inc. guarantees equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.