Manufacturing Process Engineer I

Manufacturing Neosho, Missouri



Plans direct and coordinates processes and projects to improve the efficiency of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel.



  • Provide strategic recommendations to senior management to reduce the waste of resources and time, and to improve productivity
  • Develop projects of higher safety, productivity, and quality for operator utilization, space requirements, and production flow improvements
  • Simplify production methods
  • Identify opportunities and implement Poke yoke, SMED, KANBAN, JIT, and root cause analysis techniques
  • Improve labor utilization by facilitating new methods of production, new workflows, new operator techniques, and capital spending with the work team
  • Test and analyze new processes and results to recommend implementation of new production methods, workflows, operator techniques, and capital with the work team
  • Project planning, design, and implementation
  • Assist management in establishing cost analysis techniques, financial plans, and aides in estimating future financial performance
  • Coordinate with vendors to determine product specifications, arranges the purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to quality standards



Provide project/ cost savings reporting and reconciling for a location to achieve AOP results. The results derived by this position may have a direct impact on financial performance.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field with 0-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Knowledge of Team Dynamics
  • Up to 10% travel



  • Master’s degree
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license




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