• Manufacturing Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Sycamore
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 10:58 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


    IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours.


    The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for manufacturing services for new and redesigned products including the selection and implementation of lean processes, new equipment, new tooling and new manufacturing techniques into production. This position will drive process improvements in order to reduce cost, scrap, rework, maintenance, and set‑up. This position will also work closely with the new product development team.


    • New Product Projects  
      • Responsible for scheduling, budgeting and completing assigned responsibilities for New Product Projects.
      • Responsible for timely and accurate cost information, reviewing the design for manufacturing, concurrent engineering, reviewing the design specifications for completeness and reviewing the impact the product will have on each production department. 
      • Responsible for the conceptual design, ordering and implementation of tooling in a timely manner.
      • Responsible for coordinating the tooling, material, equipment and methods for processing the new product in order to produce the desired quality at the lowest cost.
      • Responsible for creating and maintaining the Production Documentation Package 
      • Train assembly personnel
    • Process Development and Trouble-Shooting
      • Lead Kaizens implementing lean tool including 5S, Poke Yoke, Visual Management, TPM, Quick Change, Single Piece Flow and Kanban.
      • Review existing products and processes making changes to reduce scrap, rework, direct labor costs, set‑up, quality cost and lead time.
      • Conduct experiments to determine optimum manufacturing processes.
      • Prepare cost analysis for justification of new or reworked tooling.
      • Trouble-shoot tooling, processes and equipment both internally and externally for all assigned products.
      • Schedule and budgeting process projects.
      • Responsible for the conceptual design, ordering and implementation of tooling in a timely manner. 
    • Capital Equipment
      • Investigate, specify, and economically justify the purchase of new capital equipment.
      • Coordinate installation and introduction of new equipment and processes.


    • Looking for 2-5 years’ experience in related job positions.
    • Must have a broad knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing processes, materials, equipment, and tools.
    • Experienced in measurement techniques for first piece validation.
    • Must have experience developing and writing bill of materials, change notices, and work instructions.
    • Able to identify and manage capital and new product projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive project results.
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering related field or engineering technology (B.S.M.E., B.S.G.E., or B.S.I.E.)
    • Travel to worksites to install product and troubleshoot


    IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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