Manufacturing Engineer
Delano, MN 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

Job Description

For Over 50 Years, Solar Plastics’ leadership in the roto-molding industry has started with our people. Delivering high quality custom solutions to our customers takes smart, resourceful people, who are problem solvers. We are looking for high performing team players. It is a fast paced, precision work environment, but at the end of the day, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We take pride in the work we do, but we have fun, laugh, and joke with each other. We spend a lot of time at Solar Plastics, and want it to be an enjoyable place to be.


Due to continued growth, we are now looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Delano, MN. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting operations on the production floor.  This includes initiating, leading and actively participating in safety, quality, and profitability improvement initiatives.  The manufacturing engineer manages projects, leads cross-functional teams, and designs improved fixtures, tools, jigs, work instructions, training, and process flow.


Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and more than five years of experience in engineering position. Experience implementing Lean Manufacturing processes is desired.



  • Safe workplace/ Safe behaviors

  • Project Management

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Documentation

  • Support Training 


  • Responsibilities

    Continuous Improvement

    • Provides daily support at production’s direction, assist with problem resolution and provides the knowledge necessary for them to be successful in their jobs.

    • Supports and drives continuous improvement process by monitoring and measuring facility performance in terms of quality, production performance and drives the corrective actions needed to meet the stated objectives. 

    • Uses data and shop floor feedback to improve fixtures, tools, cell layout, and work instructions.

    • Uses Lean-manufacturing techniques in all aspects of their job to improve products and processes.

    • Works with production employees to monitor processes and identify areas for improvement. Leads tool modification/repair requests with customers and maintenance.

    • Assists production team in identifying and defining areas for training improvement.

    • After a new process is developed, trains the production staff to perform the process in the exact order and fashion it was developed for standardization.  The hands-on training includes written instructions and color photos for the employees’ use.  Measures effectiveness of training by monitoring quality and production efficiency.

    Additional duties, including, but not limited to

    • Completes time studies to determine standards and compare quoted vs actual achieved.

    • Assists with production issues.  Conducts training with those operating equipment, as needed.  Assists technicians in machine upgrades.

    • Participates in the continuous education of production employees.

    • Problem solves and identifies opportunities for equipment/facility maintenance improvements.

    • Maintains involvement in professional organizations and training to remain current with relevant industry technologies and areas of specialization.

    • Performs related tasks as directed to aid in achieving and maintaining a safe, efficient and productive operation.

    • Report and (if possible) resolve potential safety issues.  Promote safety.

    • Miscellaneous duties, as assigned by the Division Manager.




Solar Plastics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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