Manufacturing Engineer - Nichols Portland, LLC - Statewide, ME |
Read the Hire Local Blog

Manufacturing Engineer

Nichols Portland, LLC | Statewide, ME 04116

Nichols Portland, LLC

Position Summary:

Provide technical direction to manufacturing to facilitate the efficient fabrication of high-quality products

Scope/Supervision and Interaction:

Essential Functions:

  • Design, detail and build equipment as requested by Management
  • Design, suggest, or perform modifications and upgrades on equipment
  • Identify equipment needs, research and select vendors, request capital, and complete documents required for purchase
  • Develop, investigate, test, document and train employees on equipment standardized work
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems, assist with maintenance
  • Coordinate tooling/fixturing:  quantities, repairs, and tool room prioritization
  • Create, maintain, and distribute operating and production standards
  • Respond to inquiries or obtain information from internal and external customers
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement and cost reduction proposals

Promote adherence to safety standards, remove barriers and hazards

  • Formulate or modify prints
  • Track production runs, refine processes as necessary
  • Document manufacturing procedures to be utilized in training programs
  • Identify knowledge deficiencies and provide training as needed
  • Assist machine operators when necessary
  • Create and enter work orders, coordinate repair or rebuild process
  • Participate in cross-functional or special project teams
  • Perform all other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


Education and Experience

  • B.S. degree in an engineering field preferred
  • 5 years of relevant experience (in a manufacturing environment) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop 2005 and Inventor required.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude; desire to work in a “hands-on” environment
  • Ability to learn quickly; open to new ideas
  • Strong troubleshooting skills; ability to recognize feasibility of designs
  • Ability to interpret blueprints; operate precision measuring instruments
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and SPC
  • Design of experiments (DOE) knowledge helpful
  • Basic computer skills:  word processing, spreadsheets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills(including technical writing); ability to listen, provide feedback and motivate others
  • Ability to work effectively in a team or individual environment
  • Effective interaction with employees at all levels of organization
  • Demonstrate independent initiative
  • Receptive and supportive of change

Job related demands (i.e. physical, travel):

  • Occasional travel for meetings or training (4-5 times per year)
  • Flexibility to alter work schedule for timely completion of projects
  • Prioritization of multiple projects to meet operational goals
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Maintenance of professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and/or participating in professional associations
  • Ability to lift and move objects up to 35 lbs. without assistance and occasionally up to 50 lbs following company safe lifting protocol
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in an environment with powdered metal, dust, noise, oils and chemicals

Posted On: 01/07/192019-01-07
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Engineering, Manufacturing, Other
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: Up to 25%
Career Level: Entry Level (<2 years experience)
Minimum Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Type: Annual Salary
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 04116, Engineering, Manufacturing

To apply, fill out the information and click Apply Now

NOTE: once you apply you will receive an email with instructions for activating your account. You must activate your account to continue to use this email address for applications.