Manufacturing Engineer

Engineering - Manufacturing
Position Level
Individual Contributor

Position Overview/Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer will develop, implement, and track continuous improvement / cost reduction programs. The incumbent is also responsible for coaching both hourly and salaried employees in lean manufacturing systems and procedures.  Must maintain a hands-on role in optimization of floor layout, material flow, machining and assembly & test.

Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred)


  • Must be a United States Citizen with the ability to obtain a US Security clearance
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Minimum 3 years  of experience
  • Experience in utilizing lean manufacturing concepts such as kaizen, Kanban, 6S, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, and Six Sigma to develop improvements to manufacturing operations
  • Experience in Industrial Engineering and project management of new capital, and implementing changes to the manufacturing processes, such as improving material flow, and optimizing departmental layouts
  • Must have analytical skills to properly identify initial root cause in various manufacturing applications and variety of materials
  • Must have problem solving skills to address conflict in an amicable manner
  • The greatest challenge will be execution of improvements and implementing a proper control plan
  • Successful candidate will be able to show documented results in achieving cost reductions
  • Excellent communication skills and a team mentality 


  • Experience in a small lot size Machine Shop w/ quick change over.
  • Experience with various cutting tool geometries and custom cutter design is a plus
  • Experience with high temperature metal removal.

Position Responsibilities and Duties


  • Document improvements to manufacturing efficiencies, track time, floor space utilization, and overhead.
  • Evaluate existing machinery and processes to recommend improvements that enhance operator performance and ergonomics / safety of the overall operation is a key duty.
  • Effectively utilize resources that are not directly under their control to achieve both individual and team goals.
  • Review new product designs and changes to existing designs with engineering to assure that manufacturing consideration are incorporated and full advantage of manufacturing possibilities have been utilized using Design for Manufacturing concepts.
  • With assistance of Work Groups and Shop Supervision recommend innovative solutions to improvement processes resulting in reduced cycle time, reduced set-up time, improve material handling, reduce WIP inventory, reduce quality costs and reduce production costs.
  • Function as a Team Leader on manufacturing projects and/or capital projects.
  • Provides relevant knowledge and expertise to aid the workgroup and company in its Lean Transformation including Lean Leadership, 6-S, Value Stream Mapping, ACP Leadership, Six-Sigma, Team Leadership and Team Facilitation, VA/VE, and Design for Manufacturing.
  • Prepares documentation and case study for the justification, procurement, installation and commissioning of capital equipment.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that ensures compliance to health, safety and environmental requirements.  Support in-house manufacturing operations in their efforts to maintain existing tools, fixtures, and gauges. Includes process documentation and work instructions.
  • Provide technical support in the movement of product and process between Siemens Manufacturing Operations.
  • Provide technical and continuous improvement support to suppliers that produce finished product or manufacturing processes outside of the Siemens Government Technologies factory.

Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Dresser-Rand, Siemens employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Dresser-Rand, Siemens Recruiting team in Houston Texas will become the property of Dresser-Rand, Siemens and no search fees will be paid

Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business is an equal opportunity employer.


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