Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description
Job Description: Job Summary:

By using basic and sound engineering principles for Jacobsen in Charlotte, NC, and in conformance to our policies and controls, the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer is to support manufacturing operations to produce consistent components and products that are of the specified quality and are at the most economical manufacturing costs.


Support the product design group and production on new product development and improvements to existing products, by coordinating the manufacturing plan which includes updating assembly operations, layouts, component processing, and operational safety as required.
Review the design of new and existing components and products, and recommend changes that will result in the most economical cost of production and manufacturing efficiency.
Support outsourcing and/or insourcing initiatives through cross-functional teams to coordinate implementation and attainment of cost reduction, planning, and quality goals.
Confer with shop floor and support functions to assist in resolving manufacturing problems using lean and six sigma methodologies.
Observe and analyze current methods and processes and make recommendations in areas of improvement to bring about work simplification and standardization, quality improvement, and cost reduction.
Develop processing, sequencing, routing and programming procedures, and machining assignments as needed, for the fabrication and assembly of new and existing products.
Research, develop and justify capital projects, and implement advanced technologies in the areas of assembly, tooling, automation, machining, laser cutting, fabrication, etc. to reduce manufacturing costs and promote product quality.
Perform as liaison with equipment manufacturers as required.
Keep abreast of new developments in the manufacturing engineering field through educational institutions, seminars, professional societies, and organizations.
Other duties as assigned by the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or related technical degree required.
BS in Industrial/Electrical Engineering acceptable if a minimum of 5 yrs of experience in manufacturing or process engineering is shown.
Six Sigma and Lean training a plus.
Position Requirements:

Significant experience (minimum five years) in solving problems related to manufacturing/assembly processes, component processing, and/or manufacturing equipment.
Demonstration of successful performance in one or more specific manufacturing area: production assembly, machining, tooling/fixturing, laser fabrication, metal forming, or welding.
Hands-on experience in CNC programming, tooling and fixturing development, and trouble shooting of manufacturing equipment a plus
Leading and/or participating in Continuous Improvement or NPD Projects a plus.



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North Carolina

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