Manufacturing Engineer III

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Date: Apr 21, 2024

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US, 97222

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive, part of Vehicle Service Group 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.

Company Overview:

Warn Automotive, can trace its beginning back to 1948, when Arthur Warn invented the first disconnecting four-wheel-drive hub for surplus World War II vehicles. Since that time, our products have continued to lead the industry with a history of innovation in Powertrain Disconnect technology.

Almost 75 years later, our products are sold to OEMs around the world, enhancing the performance, traction and capability of their vehicles while reducing fuel consumption and emissions to create a more mobile and efficient future.

Operating from our headquarters and manufacturing facility in Milwaukie, Oregon and our customer support center in Livonia, Michigan, Warn Automotive is proud to be part of Vehicle Service Group (VSG) a Dover Company.


Position Summary:

Working with moderate supervision, this position selects and applies standard engineering principles and procedures in the design and development of new processes and tools with the focus of sustaining engineering.  The role includes working across functions and supporting corporate initiatives aligned to strategy.  Most of the 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 principles of continuous improvement and lean. 


Essential Job Functions Include:

  • 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.
  • Manage and coordinate with minimal guidance and direction, cross functional projects focused on machining and assembly processes.
  • Creating and updating documents and records that include routings, work instructions, control plans, problem-solving documentation, training plans, etc.
  • Coordinate, with assistance, project budgets, resources, timelines, and milestones in accordance with best practices and WA required guidelines.  May coordinate multiple large projects simultaneously.
  • Apply Industrial strategies and methodologies to ensure processes, tools, and data are utilized to deliver business objectives and financial results.
  • Work with a broad range of internal stakeholders across the business, ranging from executive leadership to direct employees.  Always ensuring clear communication, healthy dialogue, and escalation as needed.
  • Consistently represent and encourage a lean mindset and engage all employees in a way that encourages cultural transformation.
  • Hands-on work on shop floor as job requires.
  • Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
  •  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.
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.
  • Work safely and without injury.
  • Performs other various duties as may be assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

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

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated practice of manufacturing engineering, continuous improvement, and 5s principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in machining, CNC controls, heat treat metallurgy, gauging/measurement
  • Advanced or expert user of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, Project, Planner, Outlook, Skype.
  • Proven ability to effectively problem-solve, utilize statistical analysis, and interpret data for decision making. 
  • Strong command of project management tools and ability to utilize for successful project execution.  
  • 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.
  • Awareness and understanding of APQP, IATF, and automotive requirements that ensure quality product is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Must have history of impeccable integrity, ethics and fair play.
  • 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.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision start on day one of hire
  • Fertility Treatment Coverage
  • 10 Paid Holidays and a Generous PTO Policy
  • 401(k) with Employer Matching, Profit Sharing, and Annual Contributions
  • Bonus Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Career Growth, including Onsite Training and Tuition Reimbursement


Work Culture:

At Warn Automotive, we not only respect diversity, we actively seek it. We have a culture that promotes continuous improvement for our products and our people. We provide learning opportunities to help you take your skills to the next level. We value innovation, integrity and ownership in exceeding the high bar we set for ourselves in delivering for our customers.

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.




Work Arrangement : Onsite  


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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.

Job Function : Engineering; Manufacturing & Operations


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, CNC, Machinist, Industrial, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing

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