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Manufacturing Engineer

Nichols Portland, LLC | Statewide, ME 04116

Nichols Portland, LLC

Position Summary:

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

Essential Functions:

  • Implement machine design, construction, and upgrade projects as requested by Management.
  • Identify equipment needs, research and select vendors, request capital, and complete documents required for purchase.
  • Develop, investigate, test, document, and train employees on equipment standard 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.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement and cost reduction proposals.
  • Promote adherence to safety standards, identify and eliminate job hazards.
  • Track production runs, refine processes as necessary.
  • Document manufacturing procedures to be utilized in training programs.
  • Identify knowledge deficiencies and support training as needed.
  • 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
  • 2 years of relevant experience (in a manufacturing environment) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD 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: 03/06/182018-03-06
Closing Date: 05/31/182018-05-31
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

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