Manufacturing Engineer with Automation in Kirkland, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Kirkland, WA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $100000.0 - $110000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer with Automation Experience

This manufacturing company located in Totem Lake, WA (near Seattle) is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer with automation experience for a full-time, direct opportunity.


The Manufacturing Engineer supports Automated Manufacturing by translating customer requirements into instructions, tools, programs and operator training. This position will also translate customer requirements into procedures and processes that result in optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes.

In addition, the Manufacturing Engineer ensures the company is meeting our customer’s expectations for Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness, Technology and Overall Value.

Supporting the value of continuous improvement, the Manufacturing Engineer also recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls to improve quality and reduce costs.  The ME also coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. The ME works with the customer, management and shop floor employees continuously to ensure on time delivery, quality and efficiency goals are achieved.

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Demonstrate ability to review the quality yield at each automated manufacturing operation
  • Perform detailed root cause analysis as a part of continuous improvement
  • Perform process capability and gage R&R (repeatability and reproduce ability)
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Develop Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPI)
  • Execute Engineering Change Notices (ECN)
  • Create, communicate and coordinate any Process Deviations (PD)
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service
  • Perform Design For Manufacturability (DFM) assessments
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout
  • Support shop floor people, processes and equipment
  • Carries out process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training
  • Assists in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedures, safety, quality control and training
  • Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment
  • Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods
  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Other duties assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field plus 7 years of experience.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred


  • Must be data driven and detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and clearly with customers, colleagues and shop floor
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, suppliers, managers, or co-workers of the organization
  • Flexible, able and willing to modify activities and direction with an ever-changing business environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic
  • Extensive electronic systems knowledge, analyzing information and reporting research results
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronics equipment problems and perform complex system tests striving for quality
  • Strong working knowledge in MS Office Suite (Advanced Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, technical drawings and manuals, correspondence, and memos
  • Possess a professional attitude and promote the same in others
  • Creative thinking and ability to handle details
  • Readily assume responsibility and to take direction
  • Strong teaming skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Must have automation experience

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer