Manufacturing Engineer

DATE POSTED: 8/12/19
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
SHIFT: 1st


The Engineer I position provides support and improvements to the manufacturing of both existing and new products, and associated processes. This role will provide technical knowledge to specify the necessary facility, equipment, tooling, and manufacturing processes which improve our cost effectiveness and market competitiveness. Regularly recommends and assists with implementation of improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Responsible for coordinating various activities between engineering, sales and the shop floor to resolve problems.


  • Designs new products, fixtures, tooling, etc. according to Zenith Cutter quality standards
  • Assists with new product development projects
  • Successfully troubleshoots machining or manufacturing issues
  • Uses root cause analysis to determine cause of failure of defective parts
  • Proactively leads the organization in use of lean methodologies
  • Accepts and supports the Zenith Cutter Quality System and safety protocols


  • Understands and follows fixture design principles
  • Basic understanding of materials properties and characteristics
  • Positively works and communicates with all associates throughout the organization, even when faced with challenging situations or opposing views
  • Knowledge of manufacturing requirements and ability to incorporate those requirements into product processing/design
  • Possess solid technical ability in one or more associated technologies including but not limited to; milling, grinding, turning, machine automation, heat treat, or material science
  • Possess strong project management skills and experience
  • Possess excellent computer, math and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T and CAD/CAM applications
  • Ability to learn and use our PDM & ERP software
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Self-directed, displays a high energy level, able to multitask and adapt to changes in a positive manner
  • Understands lean concepts and application of those concepts strongly preferred

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