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Manufacturing Engineer

Date posted: March 11, 2024
Department: Operations
Location: Sycamore, IL


Core Hours

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


  • Analyze existing systems and processes and identify value-added and non-value-added activities to solve design challenges.
  • Conceive, design, develop, and test innovative solutions based on analysis and organizational objectives.
  • Evaluate new and existing processes, equipment, and materials as an input for scheduling methods, performance metrics, and financial standards.


  • Support the Mission of the Company by identifying and accomplishing team and individual performance goals that directly support the goals of the Company.
  • Treat all co-workers, customers, and suppliers with respect and in accordance with the Company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Follow all company GMPs and SOPs


  • Identify opportunities for preventing waste and inefficiency during production.
  • Research and test design ideas to determine feasibility, utilizing lean manufacturing, kaizen, Six      Sigma, and root-cause analysis to formulate and support innovation, corrective actions, and improvements.
  • Design and develop robust manufacturing concepts to simplify and improve processes and ensure best practices.
  • Perform structural and thermal analyses of components and assemblies, build prototypes, evaluate performance, identify issues, and make improvements.
  • Create and maintain required documentation for manufacturing processes, including flow charts, capacity and utilization studies, time and motion studies, standard work, cycle time analysis, and line balancing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gain insights and direction.
  • Assure any maintenance activity does not compromise product safety; comply with OSHA safety and health rules.


  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Minitab


  • Reasoning –Use logic or reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematical – Arithmetic, algebraic and geometric calculations
  • Language Development – Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand; follow technical manuals; have increased contact with people.
  • Technical – ability to repair and/or improve equipment, processes, or systems using appropriate tools.
  • Physical Effort – Heavy effort is required, exerting up to 20 pounds of force constantly, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 100 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
  • Vision – Far, near, and mid-range vision, depth perception, color identification, and field of vision
  • Activity – Regularly required to stand; frequently required to walk, climb, balance, reach with hands and arms, use finger dexterity, grasp, feel, talk, and hear; occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


  • Ability to coordinate the work of a group to accomplish tasks.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, significant pace/pressure, and moderate noise level.

This role description does not state that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required.

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