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ManpowerGroup Manufacturing Engineer in Columbia, Tennessee

Qualifications Requirements:

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Products and components consistent with obtaining and maintaining optimum costs, quality, inventories, and investment in facilities. Activities will include all aspects of prototype development and builds.

  • Actively applies new manufacturing technologies and aggressively evaluates and reports on manufacturing opportunities which will contribute to the plant's objectives and goals.

  • Participates in the product design activity to assure optimum productivity and costs.

  • Suggests alternative designs, materials, or processes.

  • Must be capable of resolving all problems while maintaining good rapport with customers.

  • Maintains effective communications with all people affected by projects and issues operating instructions when required.

  • Issues periodic status reports to keep affected personnel informed.

  • Prepares manufacturing studies to determine optimum manufacturing costs, quality, and inventories and/or evaluates feasibility for new or existing products, processes or materials.

  • Recommends changes for the most practical and economical manufacturing processes, including material, labor, tooling, equipment, and ancillary factors.

  • Participates in selecting, approving, and developing tooling and equipment to satisfy manufacturing requirements and product design intent.

  • Provides customer liaison as relates to product design and engineering matters.

  • Coordinates new processes implementation and training.

  • Insures that all relevant tooling is capable of making required product to meet all timing goals.

  • Serves as resource person to process changes, problem solving committee, etc., to insure product design intent is not jeopardized.

  • Actively pursue quality improvements in the manufacturing process.

  • Serves as champion of Pre-Launch Team of all new programs.

Researches and implements state of the art technology to assure that product design is manufactured in most capable/cost effective manner possible. Insures that product design allows for these state of the art technologies. Ensure plant is pursuing latest technological advances. Work closely with production to ensure key measures such as:

  • Quick Tool Change

  • Press Utilization

  • Die Performance

  • O-PPM

  • Scrap and off-fall reduction meets or exceeds world class standards.

  • Minimization of indirect labor to increase productivity and efficiency

  • Lean Manufacturing Methods

Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Leadership Skills:

  • Thinks Analytically - The ability to break down problems and gain understanding to make effective decisions.

  • Drives for Results - The passion to set and meet high standards of performance

  • Influences Others - The ability to persuade others to support your agenda / objectives

  • Drives Accountability - The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments

Education: B.S.M.E or equivalent.


  • Minimum of three (3) years in manufacturing engineering or related manufacturing area.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively and constructively with people to obtain support to meet applicable quality, delivery, and cost constraints.

  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and direct multiple tasks to achieve compressed time constraints.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, management, peers, and subordinates both orally and in prose.

  • Ability to develop visions and implement ideas to achieve continuous improvements and cost reductions throughout plant.

  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing environmental requirements.

The job description outlined above is not intended to be a detailed list of job functions or responsibilities. It outlines the essential functions of the job. An individual may be required to perform other duties from time to time. The company reserves the right to amend, change or delete the contents of this description

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.