Manufacturing Engineer

American Shizuki Corporation

(Job Description)

Job Title:             Manufacturing Engineer

Department:      Engineering

Reports To:         VP of Operations

FLSA Status:       Exempt


Summary:    Plans, directs, coordinates and improves manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from production associates.  Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.  Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.  Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.  Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.  Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.  Provides information by answering questions and requests.  Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.  Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.  Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.  Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical:  Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. 

Design:  Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving:  Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

Technical Skills:  Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork:  Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Quality Management:  Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness:  Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Organizational Support:  Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.

Strategic Thinking: Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment:  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation:  Sets and achieves challenging goals.

Planning/Organizing:  Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism:  Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.

Safety and Security:  Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability:  Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Innovation:  Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Educations and Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferably in industrial or manufacturing engineering; or three or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills                                                              

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability                                                          

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.                    


Work Environment:


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.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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