Manufacturing Engineer

World Class Manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom hydraulic integrated circuits, and hydraulic and pneumatic in-line valves is looking for an energetic and committed engineer to support a manufacturing facility located in the greater Chicagoland area.


  • Responsible for day-to day support of shop floor assembly and machining processes.
  • Design and build assembly/machining fixtures and jigs.
  • Participate and/or lead in corrective action activities.
  • Involved in capital equipment justification.
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD modeling. Autodesk Inventor is a plus.
  • Program CNC lathes. Programming horizontal machining centers a plus.
  • Evaluate product design and requirements in order to develop and document assembly processes and procedures.
  • Participate in company Safety program.
  • Construct PFMEA’s for production processes.
  • Support employee training program.
  • Estimate costs for machined components and assist Industrial Engineers in calculating production, labor and material costs.
  • Evaluate and apply design and fabrication knowledge to conduct continuous improvement projects.
  • Responsible for investigating and reporting production issues and finding solutions to improve yields, cost and/or throughput with a sense of urgency.
  • Develop work instructions to support shop floor processes
  • Develop equipment preventative maintenance plans
  • Analyze production efficiencies and develop improvement plans
  • Capital equipment justification and implementation


Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • 5 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, automation and/or semi-automation a plus.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and be able to maintain projects with status reporting and completions in a timely manner.
  • Use of MRP systems. Syteline (Infor) is a plus.
  • Experience designing using Autodesk Inventor or other 3D modeling software.
  • Must be able to use standard metrology tools to inspect and verify component dimensions.
  • Must be able to read engineering blue prints and be able to evaluate and determine best machining and/or assembly practices to produce product as intended.
  • Hydraulic and/or pneumatic knowledge.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office tools such as Word and Excel. MS Access is a plus.
  • Experience using MasterCAM and/or EdgeCAM CNC programming software.
  • Experience with standard manual tool room lathes, mills and grinders.
  • Must be able to work in cross-functional groups.
  • Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K Plan

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