Manufacturing Engineer – Lee’s Summit, MO
f’real, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation, designs, sells and markets authentic milkshakes, smoothies and frappes all made from real ingredients – ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. f’real f’natics freshly blend our delicious products in our patented blender in almost 20,000 locations across the globe. f’realies (aka employees) have one purpose – to create happiness in a cup for people everywhere by blending delicious flavors with magical moments!
Meet Your Job
The Manufacturing Engineer will support new product introduction (NPI) and supplier development as we continue to grow and expand our product offerings. You will report to the Engineering Manager and work from our office in Lee’s Summit, MO. Domestic and international travel will be required and may be frequent at times. You will receive general supervision and direction from the Engineering Manager, and work with a cross-functional team to transition new products to manufacturing, and improve the quality, cost of goods, and reliability of existing products. Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include:
Assist with the design transfer of new products to our contract manufacturing partners (CM’s)
Provide support to CM’s for process development, scale-up, cost reduction, and quality improvement
Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, improved quality and efficiency
Select commercial electrical and mechanical components according to established specifications, and evaluate for performance, reliability, and cost
Modify CAD models and drawings of custom components and assemblies, with guidance from engineering staff
Plan and conduct design verification and reliability tests, prepare written protocols and plans
Set-up and assemble test fixtures/apparatus, including measurement and data acquisition instruments; design, and source test fixtures/apparatus as needed.
Help Us Meet You
You are an enthusiastic team player with solid technical and people skills. You thrive in a collaborative work environment and love the challenges that come with innovation and change. You have a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, and manufacturing methods; a practical and logical approach to problem solving; and a desire to learn and expand your knowledge; are results driven with a “do what it takes” mindset, organized and able to focus yourself to achieve and exceed goals.
Desired Skills and Experience:
BS in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline required
4-7 years full-time experience as a manufacturing engineer in a supplier development role
Understanding of engineering fundamentals including: electrical and mechanical principles, fluidics, materials
Experience with common manufacturing processes and practices: particularly injection molding, CNC and sheet metal fabrication
Familiar with statistical methods, 6-sigma, and LEAN concepts
Familiar with common instruments including: volt-ohm Meter, oscilloscope, micrometer, etc.
Able to prepare, read, analyze, and interpret common technical and manufacturing documents
Familiarity with common CAD software (SolidWorks desired) and office productivity tools (MSWord, MSExcel)
Positive and fun outlook…we’re in the milkshake business after all!
Approx. 15-20% travel required for field visits, customer and company meetings.