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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Springfield, IL, US

Company: Contech Engineered Solutions LLC

Springfield, IL


Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for facilitating and implementing new process technology, standardization, new product introduction, process installations and continuous improvement at all manufacturing plants; support manufacturing to address and solve technical and process related issues; and manage projects as assigned to include planning, coordinating, controlling and follow-up activities to achieve Operational Excellence.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support manufacturing to address technical and process related problems that include root cause analysis, being a liaison between plants and suppliers to identify and resolve process issues with long term solutions that are sustainable. 
  • Manage projects as assigned to include planning, coordinating, controlling and follow-up activities to ensure projects are executed to meet committed targets and within budget.
  • Facilitate new technologies improvements that include new product introduction, new process introduction and manufacturing flow to eliminate waste.
  • Facilitate “Lean Thinking Culture” to include process standardization, setup reduction, flow layout that results in lower operating cost.
  • Develop and initiate sustainable preventive maintenance measures as needed to protect all equipment and tooling along with the facility.
  • Provide technical training as required to manufacturing sites.
  • Other duties assigned


Minimum Education

Required Minimum Education:    2 Year / Associate Degree

Required Major/Focus:  Mechanical Engineering or Related Engineering Major

Preferred Education:    4 Year / Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Major/Focus:   Mechanical Engineering or Related Engineering Major

  • Combination of post-secondary education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.



Preferred:   Manufacturing Engineering Certification




  • Must have excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Hands-On approach to job task to include seeking additional information on the task as required.
  • Project management experience in planning, coordinating, execution and follow-up is critical to position success. Necessary skill sets include the following:
    • Excellent time management skill & ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
    • Data driven approach to root cause problem solving approach in identifying improvement opportunities and determining best method to implement long term solutions.
    • Flow layout and cycle time analysis skills.
    • Process mapping skills.
    • Process variation analysis skills
  • Occassional travel involved. (5%-10% of the time)
  • Must be a self-starter and able to execute job task with limited supervision.
  • Must be Detail oriented.
  • Computer skills proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)



  • 3 years of experience in plastics technolgies.


Local Candidates Only Please. No Relocation Assistance is Available.

Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Click here to view information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement.  Contech is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.  If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513) 645-7000.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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