Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer – Lexington Manufacturing – Brainerd, MN

This position is located in Brainerd, MN. Candidate must reside in the area.

Lexington is a highly successful business that emphasizes our values; Team, Can Do, Our Word, Growth, and People.

People who work for Lexington say they love the family-like atmosphere and our focused approach to work/family balance.

Role:

Team based engineer who develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing equipment; conferring with equipment vendors defining scope of deliverable and completion dates. Responsible for ensuring that the voice of both the internal and external customers are considered and incorporated into all project solutions while meeting safety, quality, cost and schedule requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Automate current future production operations.
  • Spec out quote and facilitate installation of new equipment.
  • Calculate return on investment for capital projects.
  • Ensure accurate manufacturing cost for assigned work cells.
  • Manage production startup of assigned improvements to ensure trouble free launch.
  • Drive out waste throughout the operation with deployment of Lean methods
  • Manage projects including communication, tracking, and follow up to ensure maximum benefit from improvement efforts.
  • Establish, maintain, and follow procedures to implement process improvements and changes.
  • Work with teams to revise and implement layouts to optimize process flow and utilization of space.
  • Perform research and development tasks staying up to date with the latest innovations and technology for the industry.
  • Work with Production teams to support process improvement efforts.
  • Leads from the authority of knowledge and by example.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Keep manager informed, on a timely bases, of activities and actions that could affect decisions, planning, performance etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering related field and or 5 year’s experience in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing capital expenditure projects in excess of one million dollars investment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Able to communicate effectively to gather information from a diverse group and assemble reasonable solutions.
  • Able to lead teams of diverse people to arrive at valid conclusions and successfully complete projects.
  • Skilled at involving people that are affected by process changes.
  • Able to use computer system software including Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient at 3D modeling using cad software. Autodesk (Fusion, AutoCAD, Inventor) Solidworks…
  • Understands and has applied lean concepts.
  • Able to develop, communicate, and adhere to detailed project budgets and timelines.
  • Able to write reports, and business correspondence.
  • Must stay well organized.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Will take initiative.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with designing and building electrical systems to add automation features to existing processing equipment.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing Engineering: 5 years (Preferred)
  • leading Capital projects: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Location:

  • Brainerd, MN (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.