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Manufacturing Engineer in Milwaukee, WI at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/3/2022

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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Create, Develop, Document, Implement, and Improve processes and procedures used to manufacture, assemble, process, and/or test the Company’s products in a manner to ensure company business objectives are meet.  Leads and participates in projects to improve delivery, quality, and/or cost, which requires coordinating activities with other functions.  Projects may include methods, processes, machine designs, tooling and equipment, new manufacturing technology, and performance monitoring systems. 



  • Actively promoting and applying our Lean Manufacturing philosophies, concepts, and methodologies within the production implementation and manufacturing improvement process.
  • Cost reducing existing manufacturing, methods, processes and materials.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing manufacturing processes for new/changed products; taking concepts and information from Design Engineers, and transforming this information into a manufacturing process that capably produces product that meets the design intent, is cost effective, effective and efficient.
  • Actively participate in new product/process development projects, taking over the leadership of the projects, as they are released for implementation.  Required knowledge and experience includes:
    1. Hydraulics
    2. Pneumatics
    3. Electronic interfaces and systems, such as LabVIEW
    4. PLC Programming
    5. Automation
  • Developing, documenting, distributing, and helping train employees on new processing equipment, tooling, materials, and methods for assembly, sub-assembly, and machining processes.
  • Developing, documenting, and maintaining manufacturing process capabilities and capacities.
  • Work with Tooling and Maintenance Departments on maintenance requirements to develop preventive maintenance schedules, and qualify tools using statistics
  • Specifying, justifying, requisitioning, and implementing new capital equipment, including ROI estimates
  • Developing and maintaining production routings, process sheets, and work instructions.  Create and update information in the ERP systems such as rates, routings, instructions, adding tools and fixtures to BOM’s
  • Defining, refining and improving existing manufacturing processes.
    • Use Lean Methodologies and 6-S Principles
    • Use of Six Sigma Tools
    • Investigating automation concepts, options, costs, and ROI
  • Refining and improving existing production layouts and materials flow.
  • Defining, designing, implementing, and supporting tooling and fixtures.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned;

  • Provide technical assistance to the production floor
  • Participate in new product design and development meetings
  • Verify and release new tooling and fixtures
  • Train new manufacturing engineers to create and maintain product masters, structures, routings, and process sheets
  • Train production personnel on new manufacturing processes
  • Lead and/or participate in Internal Audits and Corrective Actions
  • Lead and/or participate in APQP Meetings
  • Create and update PFMEA and Process Flow Charts


Other Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, work instructions, safety rules, and regulations.  The job duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent the major elements of this job function and the primary knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform to those major elements.  Qualifications and other job related requirements and conditions are subject to change.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.


Education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training. Experience using MS word, MS excel, MS access, Outlook, Minitab, ERP software.  LabVIEW experience is a plus.  Must be able to read part and assembly drawings/prints.  Experience with the following also preferred; CNC programming, Solidworks, AutoCAD, SPC and GD&T


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



All employees are expected to abide by and support Company policies, procedures, and instructions.  The Trombetta General Quality Policy is to be considered in all work activities. The job duties as depicted are intended to represent the major elements of this job function. They are not to be considered all inclusive and other or modified duties may from time to time be assigned. Qualifications and other job related requirements and conditions may change. This job description may be revised at any time with approval of Human Resources.