Manufacturing Engineer


The Manufacturing Engineer is a technically-oriented problem solver who uses their knowledge and experience to drive the production of Pull Tarps products.  The successful candidate is a Lean Manufacturing leader who reads and analyzes blueprints or sketches to design and construct product; designs and fabricates gauges, jigs and fixtures; and operates CAD/CAM programming software. When required, the position operates machines to test and secure parts made using necessary gauging tools. The position requires a strong background in mechanical drafting and ability to read blue prints. The Manufacturing Engineer maintains an understanding of current technology as related to job responsibilities.

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 operators.
  • 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 manufacturing engineering 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.
  • Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Hardware Specifications
  • Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Methods and Procedures
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Product Development
  • Presenting Technical Information
  • CAD/CAM Design
  • Lean Manufacturing

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

This position operates in an environment that may contain dust, noise, oils, greases, grinding debris, compressed air, metal shavings, propane and solvents.

 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation.
  • This job also requires the use of machines and hand tools necessary for tool and die fabrication, including lathe, milling machining, band saw, jig saw, drill press, filer, grinders, arc welder, brazing unit and other standard tools.
  • This position requires occasional heavy lifting for mold repair.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


0-5% travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with CAD software.
  • Two – Four years’ experience in this, or similar, manufacturing field.
  • A general understanding of other skilled trades such as welding, plumbing and electrical.
  • Strong technical math skills, especially trigonometry, to accurately perform machining operations and to calculate tapers, lands, fourth axis coordinates, etc.
  • Computer literacy education, including DOS, G-code programming, CAD and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of all extruders and the operation of all extrusion lines.
  • Basic knowledge of compound characteristics and their relation to flow and swell (i.e., tensile, udometer and polymer type).

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus experience; or four to six years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

*Safe Fleet does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry veteran status or any other status protected by law.



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