Manufacturing Engineer - Industrial Steel Fabrication/Welding
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Job Description
: Job #142

POSITION: Manufacturing Engineer/Industrial Metal Fabrication

REPORTS TO: General Manager of Manufacturing Facility

LOCATION: Alvarado, TX 76009


A global leader in the manufacture of steel structures used in the electrical utility transmission and distribution industry has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Engineer at its manufacturing facility in Alvarado, TX. Reporting to the General Manager of this facility, the Manufacturing Engineer will determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make the company’s products. The Manufacturing Engineer’s primary areas of focus are as follows: to increase productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology; to solve organizational, production, and related problems efficiently by carefully studying product requirements and using mathematical methods to meet those requirements; and to design effective manufacturing and information systems. The Manufacturing Engineer will employ Lean Manufacturing tools and strategies to help increase plant capacity, improve product quality, and improve process safety.


· Overseeing the maintenance of existing equipment.

· Spending at least 50 percent of his/her time on the shop floor observing and documenting work flow, processes and procedures.

· Investigating and recommending technology and/or process changes to facilitate cost savings and continuous capacity improvement.

· Assisting in the assessment of capital purchases.

· Aggressively managing capital projects to ensure their on-time completion within budget.

· Troubleshooting equipment and quality issues on the shop floor.

· Working with operators to identify opportunities for improvements.

· Training employees and implementing continuous improvement activities consistent with the company’s initiatives.

· Optimizing work station layout and ergonomics.

· Working closely with safety personnel to drive safety awareness and safe performance.

· Monitoring production to ensure products meet company standards and working closely quality assurance personnel to implement corrective actions, as necessary.


· BS in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, with hands-on experience in a metal fabricating/manufacturing environment.

· Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

· Demonstrated leadership capability.

· Prior supervisory experience.

· Working knowledge of coil processing, forming, drilling/punching, ERW welding and arc welding.

· Training and implementation background in Lean Manufacturing principles including Kanban, 5S.

· Knowledge of typical quality systems.

· Strong work ethic; ability to work overtime and weekends as necessary.

· Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD; familiarity with MRP/ERP systems.


Salary of $80,000 or higher, depending on skills and experience. Full benefit package. Local candidates preferred, but some relocation allowance may be offered, as appropriate.