Manufacturing Automation Engineer - Electronics Assembly

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(REVISED) Electronics Assembly Manufacturing Automation Engineer

MetroSpec Technology, located in Mendota Heights, has an excellent opportunity for a manufacturing automation engineer with a minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience in electronic production automation - preferably as it applies to populated printed circuit board production. This is a fast moving, customer focused, and rapidly growing company with excellent potential.

Excellent compensation - medical insurance, 401K matching and bonuses included.

MetroSpec Technology is a highly ethical organization and promotes a strong team as well as individual results-oriented work environment. Working conditions are normal for an office and electronics manufacturing environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening overtime work.

MetroSpec has now been named 2 years in a row in the ""Inc 500"" list (Inc Magazine) as THE FASTEST GROWING manufacturing company in the entire MN region.

(Candidates - Please DO NOT APPLY unless you have the required experience listed below and live in the Twin Cities area!)


The candidate will develop and implement new fixtures, processes and equipment to improve production efficiencies and support manufacturing and company growth objectives. The engineer will use proven problem solving methodologies to provide technical support to manufacturing needs. He or she will also interact with production management and business development personnel to ensure that processes and designs are compatible. This position establishes equipment specifications, improves manufacturing techniques and production yields. MetroSpec is a small, but rapidly growing manufacturer of LED light sources. This is a major opportunity for someone to grow with a very successful business.

Excellent compensation - medical insurance, 401K matching and bonuses included.


Identify automation, tooling, and handling improvement opportunities

Define requirements and specifications for equipment

Design tools, fixtures, and equipment

Specify, evaluate, select, and implement new equipment

Optimize equipment performance for efficiency and capacity

Lead or assist on manufacturing process development

Specify and execute installation, operation, and production qualification plans

Assess, specify and deploy process control procedures


B.S. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

2 to 5 years experience in electronics manufacturing (SMT a must)

Knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes

Experience in automated equipment implementation and support

Control systems, motion control, machine programming, or vision systems experience

Strong computer skills (Windows)

Project management experience

Ability to develop and present proposals to peers and management

Experience with design of experiments

Problem solving skills and understanding of problem solving methodologies

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to identify equipment / automation solutions

Ability to contribute to manufacturing strategy


Knowledge of IPC-610 specs

SolidWorks or equivalent CAD design experience

Quality focus (i.e. Quality Management Systems, ISO-9001, etc..)

Operation requirements and specifications experience

Qualification procedures experience

Integrate Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with manufacturing equipment

This position is open only to persons presently living in the Twin Cities area.
(Candidates - Please do not stop by or call the office. If we think that you may qualify for this position, we will contact you. Thank you.)

To apply for this position, send an email to with your resume attached.
In addition, please attach a cover letter answering the following questions:
(a) State that you found this job posting on
(b) State how you think your past experience and job skills match up to the specific requirements listed.
(c) What was/is your past/present pay or salary and what compensation you are presently seeking?
(d) State that you are applying for ""Manufacturing Engineer.""

Information about MetroSpec Technology can be found on .
Thank you.



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