Engineer, Manufacturing in Raleigh, NC at WAKEFIELD-VETTE

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


Reporting to the General Manager, the Manufacturing Engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Additionally, the ME maximizes product efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. This is a high visibility role with exposure to multiple layers of the organization and is a key component to the growth strategy planned for Wakefield Vette.


  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Works with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Liaise with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Conducts Value Stream Analysis, manufacturing process flow redesigns, time and motion studies as part of the planning process.
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and capture potential efficiencies.
  • Leads plant management and employees in conceptualizing, planning and implementing, and sustaining continuous improvements by utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical/ Manufacturing engineering required.
  • 5-7 + year’s work experience in a manufacturing facility in an engineering type role.
  • Lean certification and/or demonstrated lean/6sigma project driven experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to see facility projects through to completion; on time and within budget.
  • Able to effectively carry out a vision, plan, and coordinate the activities of the Manufacturing Production Systems group with Production, Materials, Quality, and Engineering functions.
  • Advanced AutoCad/Solid works experience.
  • Technically proficient in applicable programs relative to process improvement.
  • Ability to present in a clear and concise manner within all layers of the organization.
  • Experienced project leader, with solid and proven project management skills.
  • Proven analytical skills and sound structured approach.
  • Strong analytical, organization and communication skills.
  • A high energy, team player with a go-getter attitude.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and sit. The employee will use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and to use a computer keyboard with mouse for long periods of time. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job in the Plant or Warehouse, the employee is exposed to noise and aluminum particles. The noise level is usually moderate but hearing protection may be required in designated areas. The employee is required to wear safety glasses when in the plant. Conditions in remote locations vary, depending on the job requirements.


  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Great Benefits - Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • PTO
  • Educational Reimbursement