Manufacturing Engineer
Fort Pierce, FL 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for continuous improvement, developing and maintaining time standards, work instructions, production BOMs, troubleshooting equipment and product, and assembly line layouts. Contributes to a work environment which promotes safety, quality, and delivery. Reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor and works collaboratively with production planning, purchasing, assembly, and R&D groups.
  • Provide day-to-day engineering support for assembly, warehouse, and quality teams. Communicate with peers and management to ensure the appropriate team, tools and processes are in place to support the daily production plan.
  • Be highly visible to employees and create an environment that encourages employee participation and engagement and promotes performance and accountability.
  • Create and update process documentation. Make improvements to work instructions including integration with MES software (Visual Factory).
  • Scrutinize problems with employee involvement using root cause analysis tools on the production floor.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvement and operational excellence across the site.
  • Promote, prepare, and coordinate Kaizen activities in a variety of areas. Sustain results.
  • Interpret and implement engineering changes. Communicate changes to all affected groups and provide training on process updates as needed.
  • Dissect production report data and identify opportunities for improvement. Execute process changes that increase efficiency and reduce variation.
  • Participate in production capacity expansion projects, consulting on facility layout and process design. Assist with planning and execution of the project and identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement.
  • Execute the short and mid-term (1 to 3 year) operations strategy focused on creating stability and predictability in output as the basis for accelerated growth.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical, chemical, or a related engineering field is required
  • Basic comfort level to troubleshoot with hand tools, and ready to learn more
  • Experience implementing Lean principals
  • Excellent communication skills with front-line workers and with peers
  • Understand and interpret production performance (Safety, productivity, SPC, KPIs, etc.)
  • Bias for action, strong ability to inspire others and create positive energy, a change agent
  • Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment
  • Assembly line layout and facility layout design. Understanding of efficient workflow.
  • Time studies, cycle time analysis, assembly line balancing and optimization.
  • Understanding of engineering change processes (ECR/ECO/ECN)
  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications, and explain to non-technical personnel
  • Working knowledge of Lean concepts such as 5S, Kanban, and Value Stream Mapping
  • Skilled in error proofing / poke yoke methods.
  • Strong technical writing skills. Ability to write clear and consistent instructions.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, such as BAAN LN / SAP
  • Experience using MES software such as Visual Factory
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment such as cranes, torque tools, and fixtures.
  • Hands on troubleshooting skills for complex mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic systems
  • Conceptualize and direct construction of jigs / fixtures
  • Implementation of automation to the factory floor
  • Conceptualizing and implementing material handling solutions
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, manage multiple projects, and react to changing priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL, with experience preferred.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Working knowledge of simulation software preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, BAAN LN & SAP

Let's create a cleaner future together

Clean is changing. Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change?

Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Equal opportunity It is the policy of Nilfisk not to discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Nilfisk to take action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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