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Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  18411
Job Location(s): 

Freeport, IL, US

Job Description

We have an immediate opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer at our Freeport, IL location.  The ideal candidate has the ability to understand, interpret, and troubleshoot hydraulic schematics and systems.  An added bonus is PLC familiarity, especially with Siemens controls.  The Manufacturing Engineer reviews and develops methods and processes (relating to the manufacture of hydrostatic transmission hardware or relating to the assembly and test of hydrostatic transmissions and relating hardware) in accordance with sound and accepted manufacturing and/or engineering principals, current state-of- the-art technology, directives and controls.  Accountable for justification and cost control of special capital expenditures; related projects consist of engineering approval of concepts regarding special machinery, tooling and facilities to support the company’s objectives in a cost-effective manner OR engineering design approval or special assembly machinery, tooling and test stands required to support the division objectives in a cost-effective manner.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 

  • Analyzes and interprets manufacturing related data and assists shop personnel in solving tooling and/or process method problems relating to machinery, or to assembly and test equipment tooling and/or process methods.
  • Develops processes and initiates tool designs as required to support cost-effective quality manufacture of hardware; OR develops process equipment designs and provides specifications for assembly and test equipment.
  • Approves completed tooling drawings for concept of design, workability, and cost parameters.
  • Analyzes and reviews current manufacturing or assembly and test methods, equipment, and engineering design to improve process and affect cost reduction savings.
  • Performs liaison by providing technical information to purchasing on matters dealing with procurement of special materials, methods, specification, or available sources.
  • Prepares or guides the preparation of tooling or special machine designs and initiates the authorization for capital expenditure for required equipment.
  • Understands and proactively utilizes manufacturing hard tools such as: Design for Manufacturability (DFM), 8D problem solving, Lean Manufacturing concepts, Design for Assembly (DFA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) One-piece flow/Cellular Manufacturing, Visual Inventory Control (VIC), Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Environment (TPE), Poka-Yokes (Mistake Proofing), CNC/NC programming
  • Demonstrates computer skills in the following areas: CAD/CAM - preferably Gibbs Cam, NX or AutoCad, PLC programming, System 10 programming, Word processing, spreadsheet, and database knowledge, Simulation software, BASIC programming language
  • Implements tool designs as required to support new products or process improvements.
  • Keeps abreast of and utilizes most current technology where appropriate.  Performs all functions required for project management from initiation through completion

Background & Skills

The ideal candidate possesses these skills. 

  • BA/BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution; 2 to 5 years’ experience supporting machining operations; or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • 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 public.
  • 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.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.  

Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 


Nearest Major Market: Freeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Rockford