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NORD Gear Corporation

21st May 2018

Manufacturing Engineer

Position:          Manufacturing Engineer Start Date 7/1/18

Location:          Waunakee, WI

Hours:              1st shift

Reports to:     Industrial Engineering Manager

Direct Reports: NA    

Summary:   Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Also responsible for researching, planning, training, executing and facilitating operational improvement programs to create a culture of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing that leads to employee empowerment, elimination of waste and KPI improvement (safety, quality, productivity, lead time, and cost).


  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods & equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Prepares product & process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information & trends.
  • Act as a change agent in the organization by driving change and implementing continuous improvement processes, while utilizing and improving existing methodologies.
  • Promote lean manufacturing practices by educating the organization in the use of lean principles.  Utilize lean manufacturing tools (i.e. value stream mapping, Kaizen, 5S, Gemba walks, root cause problem solving) to identify and develop solutions that drive operational improvement.
  • Coach, guide, empower and mentor productions artisans and supervisors in the use of lean manufacturing practices.
  • Support NORD’s North American satellite facilities.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations


  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution is required     
  • 0-5 years’ of relevant experience working in a manufacturing environment with strong knowledge of Continuous Improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.) preferred.  Internship, and/or co-op experience required for new graduates
  • Excellent work history
  • Ability to lead other employees through manufacturing changes.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Comfortable with applying statistical concepts to data analysis. Ability to think creatively and proactively propose solutions with an attention to detail, effectively communicate issues and ideas with peers and with management, build effective working relationships throughout the organization, facilitate meetings with cross-functional teams, operate independently within a tight deadline environment, travel domestically and internationally up to 15%.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.  Ability to stand for 8 hours/day

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