Manufacturing Engineer
Superior Essex Inc. - Hoisington, KS

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : Four or more years of Engineering/Technical schooling required. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering/Technology degree(s).

Requires 2 to 4 years experience in mechanical and/or electrical design, process improvement, and directing or coordinating manufacturing projects. Prior experience in the wire and cable industry is preferred but not required.

ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION : Perform a variety of functions in the development and/or improvement of production methods, processes, machines, equipment, tooling and designs used in the manufacture of a wide variety of wire & cable products. Investigate and recommend areas for cost reduction. Perform computations and develop a variety of engineering data. Make feasibility studies and prepare reports, summaries and analyses, and handling other specific tasks as required.


Assist with major engineering projects or independently handle less complex portions of projects or complete tasks as assigned. Perform various duties, including engineering studies and investigations; machine, equipment and tool design; methods development for machining, processing and assembling; materials handling design, acquisition and plant layout. Work closely with Engineering, Quality Control, production supervision, maintenance, vendors and others in improving manufacturing methods and reducing costs.

Continuously seek out areas for cost reduction. Make feasibility studies involving cost analyses and consideration of alternatives to determine economic advantage of proposed improvements. Select equipment, machines or tooling, inspect at vendor’s plant whenever possible and submit recommendations to the Engineering Manager. Direct and/or coordinate capital expenditure projects and work closely with supervisor and various members of management as required.

Work closely with Design Engineering in planning production methods for new and revised products. Make recommendations regarding product design from the standpoint of manufacturing engineering. Participate in the installation of new methods, equipment, machines and tooling & assist supervisors and operators in conducting trial runs and during course of production as necessary. Exercise partial supervision in the course of specific projects over groups such as Machinists and Maintenance personnel. Prepare operating and Process Specifications, and other data. Maintain various records.

Work with vendors in investigating improved methods and equipment. Develop advanced methods of production. Simplify or eliminate manual operations, utilizing automation approaches when feasible. Investigate difficulties in production and devise solutions to problems. Recommend improvements in preventive maintenance, safety and housekeeping.

Use initiative, ingenuity and sound engineering techniques and approaches and make technical investigations in engineering and technical literature. Seek and accept functional guidance and assistance from others on matters within their areas of competence.

Through the course of all projects evaluate, promote, recommend, and work toward a safe and accident free environment. Insure that operating procedures for all new and existing equipment have been documented for use by others.

Exercise responsibility for own professional development through continuing study, attending technical society meetings and similar means. Keep informed on developments in methods, machines, equipment, tooling and materials through technical literature, trade shows and visits to vendors.

Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor.


Requires knowledge of machine, equipment and tool design, manufacturing methods and equipment, materials handling, specific aspects of product design, quality control and costs. Four or more years of Engineering/Technical schooling required. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering/Technology degree(s). Must be PC/Computer literate.

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