Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Looking for a culture that is truly innovative and continuously improving?  Where engineers, production and leadership are constantly pushing the limits of design and manufacturability to exceed customer’s expectations?  My client, a local Minneapolis mid-sized manufacturer, offers creative custom solutions, globally!  You might be surprised by the industry, but you will be wowed by the culture – collaborative, innovative, energetic and creative!

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Job Description

The senior manufacturing engineering position is a strategic role supporting process improvement initiatives throughout manufacturing.  Success is measured through employee safety (safe equipment and operations), and by ensuring quality at the source.  This requires a focus on continuous improvement through the development of processing best practices and sourcing equipment that best meets our needs.  The manufacturing engineer provides project leadership, directing cross-functional teams to help resolve issues that range in complexity.   



  • Powder Coat Line
  • Tube and Sheet Lasers
  • MIG Welding (SST, alum., black & galvanized steel)
  • Packaging and shipping (international)
  • CNC equipment (punches, plastics)
  • Roll forming and draw forming of tubular products



?         Process Design and Development

?         Familiarity with Manufacturing Processes and Operation

?         Quality and Continuous Improvement focused

?         Problem Solving/analytical Skills

?         Ability to collaborate with internal and external resources

?         Clear and concise communication skills



  • Improves manufacturing processes and methods for safety, cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.
  • Prepares and presents process and capital improvement plans
  • Ability to develop and sustain a collaborative partnership with departments across the organization.
  • Leads the research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  • Researches, sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment.
  • Understands and champions Lean manufacturing concepts and applies them accordingly.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of related experience and/or training
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principals and tools
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Strong change management acumen
  • General experience with powder coating (preferred)
  • Fabrication and welding exposure (preferred)
  • Packaging, shipping, and light assembly (preferred)


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