Manufacturing Engineer
Mid-States Technical
Manchester, IA

$65,000 - $85,000 a year

Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer with excellent problem solving, communication and project management skills. Must be able to effectively organize, direct and control all aspects of process related projects with emphasis on safety, budgeting, team building and training. Work effectively with all plant departments to establish operational efficiency of production equipment, process improvements that relate to improved product quality, increased capacity and continuous improvement opportunities.


Introduce, evaluate, and implement new materials, new processes and new equipment
Provide guidance to project engineers in accomplishment of projects
Generate and implement cost reduction and product quality improvement ideas
Utilize lean concepts on projects throughout the plant
Provide engineering troubleshooting and problem solving assistance to all departments as needed
Develop and maintain equipment SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)
Coordinate and implement safety and training programs.
Coordinate teams relating to the elimination of critical equipment downtime issues (root cause analysis).
Lead continuous improvement in areas of expertise
Lead department in identifying best practices that ultimately reduce equipment downtime, i.e. reduce recurring equipment issues, reduce setup time, implement quick-change modules and training.

Education, Experience, Skills Required :
B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or relevant engineering degree.
Prior process experience in a manufacturing environment (Two to four years minimum).
Basic Lean Training (Preferred). Must have exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Must be a team oriented person with exceptional communication skills.