Manufacturing Engineer

Elmira Heights, NY
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Type: Contract-to-Hire

Category: Industrial & Manufacturing

Compensation Range: 45000.00 - 55000.00 Per Hour

Job ID: 139900

Date Posted: 04/16/2019

Manufacturing Engineer – Elmira, NY



The Manufacturing Engineer position will assist in plant operations contributing towards improving manufacturing efficiencies by utilizing continuous improvement techniques to contribute to a work environment where fairness, equality and non-discriminatory practices are the standard.



  • Will be responsible for managing and leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing tools and methodology in the implementation of manufacturing excellence initiatives.
  • Work with manufacturing personnel to assist in the understanding and adoption of new principles and techniques.
  • Drives the standardization of processes and the implementation of metrics and best practices.
  • Assist in setting annual operational targets and help drive improvements to achieve those targets.
  • Evaluate designs and develop manufacturing processes, methods, tooling and fixturing.
  • Evaluate manufacturing workspace in order to design production layouts and workflow to utilize the available space effectively and efficiently.
  • Work with manufacturing personnel and QA to determine the root cause of manufacturing issues.
  • Communicate design issues identified in the manufacturing process to the Design Engineering department.
  • Provide detailed solution proposals for manufacturing issues
  • Develop work instructions to aid manufacturing personnel in the implementation of the design.
  • Estimate the number of production personnel for a project, calculate the time involved and related costs for doing the project, clearly provide direction, training to the production personnel about the work flow, create a layout of the equipment in order to get higher level of production efficiency.
  • Participate in PDCA improvement efforts.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of design modifications in the build process.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.




  • BS Degree (Engineering; Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial)
  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment or Associates Degree





  • Quality system
  • Occupational Hazards Prevention System
  • Railway Safety Management System
  • Human Resources Policies



  • Ability to Identify Problems
  • Interested and capable in solving problems and driven to execute
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective team player
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong proficiency in Computer Aided Drafting
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills, including new technologies and systems


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