Manufacturing Engineer I

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.

Position Summary:


Working with minimal supervision, this position selects and applies standard engineering principles and procedures in the design and development of new process and tools or the modification of existing processes and tools.  The role includes working across functions and supporting corporate initiatives aligned to strategy.  The majority of work will be project based and focus on productivity, quality, safety, simplification, and lean initiatives that drive margin, customer satisfaction, and the quality of the workplace.  Work will vary and include projects that range from capital equipment selection/purchase/installation/startup, to leading problem-solving teams on a wide variety of cost/quality issues including customer-facing communications.  All focused on supporting a rapidly changing organization through simplifying processes and applying principals of continuous improvement and lean. 


Essential Functions:


  1. Strive to regularly deliver Warn Automotive (WA) Mission and Objectives while maintaining impeccable integrity, ethics and fair play that align to WA core values and customer’s needs.
  2. Manage and coordinate with minimal guidance and direction, cross functional projects focused on machining and assembly processes.
  3. Creating and updating documents and records that include routings, work instructions, control plans, problem-solving documentation, training plans, etc.
  4. Develop and manage project budgets, resources, timelines, and milestones in accordance with best practices and WA required guidelines.  May coordinate multiple large projects simultaneously.
  5. Apply Industrial strategies and methodologies to ensure processes, tools, and data are utilized to deliver business objectives and financial results.
  6. Work with a broad range of internal stake holders across the business, ranging from executive leadership to direct employees.  Always ensuring clear communication, healthy dialogue, and escalation as needed.
  7. Consistently represent and encourage a lean mindset and engage all employees in a way that encourages a cultural transformation.
  8. Hands-on work on shop floor as job requires.
  9. Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
  10. Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area. Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.
  11. Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.
  12. Work safely and without injury.
  13. Performs other various duties as may be assigned.



Required Education and/or Experience:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related discipline required.
  2. Four-plus year of hands-on engineering in a metal-working manufacturing environment is required.
  3. One or more years experience in a high volume, automotive (IATF) manufacturing environment is preferred.


Required Qualifications:


  1. Demonstrated practice of manufacturing engineering, continuous improvement, and 5s principles.
  2. Demonstrated experience in machining, CNC controls, heat treat metallurgy, gauging/measurement
  3. Advanced or expert user of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, Project, Planner, Outlook, Skype.
  4. Proven ability to effectively problem-solve, utilize statistical analysis, and interpret data for decision making. 
  5. Strong command of project management tools and ability to utilize for successful project execution.  
  6. Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaboratively maintain effective working relationships.  Including excellent interpersonal and communication skills required for interaction ranging from senior executives, direct employees, outside vendors to customers.
  7. Awareness and understanding of APQP, IATF, and automotive requirements that ensure quality product is preferred.
  8. Working knowledge of Lean/CI toolkit – value stream mapping, structured problem solving, demand pull, Kanban replenishment, takt time, kaizen team improvements, mistake-proofing, standard work combination template, current/target condition, kata coaching, etc.
  9. Must have history of impeccable integrity, ethics and fair play.
  10. Must be enthusiastic about adopting Warn Automotives’ Core Values: Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit, Winning Through Customer Focused Innovation, Respects and Values People, Expectations for Results, and High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, write, verbalize and comprehend instructions and correspondence at the highest levels in the English language.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients, and team members.  Conflict resolution, excellent interpersonal, verbal and customer service skills required.


Physical and Visual Activities:

Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, balancing, stooping, reaching, handling, feeling, acuity-far, acuity-near, depth perception and field of vision.  See all colors.  Frequently communicate with employees and customers.  Must be able to exchange accurate information.  Frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, attend meetings, etc.  Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.


Physical Demands:

May require a combination of sitting, standing, and walking.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:

Must be able to work in an office environment as well as a shop environment as job duties require.  May be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals, and vapors.



The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 38830

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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