1st shift 7am-4pm or 7am-5pm depending on work for the day. The Manufacturing Engineer I plan, organizes, directs and coordinates manufacturing engineering objectives and processes to meet company objectives. Manages cost improvements and development of new processes into manufacturing operations by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods. Develops, maintains, and provides training to support company Safety and Environmental policies and procedures. Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards. Performs time studies of production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions. Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes. Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential. Understanding and implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles. Can use Solidworks proficiently to aid in developing tooling and fixturing for production. Other duties may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university. A knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations and their application to the manufacturing environment is a plus. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and financial reports. Ability to respond to common inquiries by members of management. Ability to effectively present information to top management. Willingness to travel 10% of the time. Must have above average skills in the use and application of word processing and spreadsheet software on the PC.