Manufacturing Engineer - University Park, IL


Assembly Process Optimization and Standardization: 
  • Support the development of the assembly line and sub-assembly processes.
  • Create standard work instructions for the assembly process.
  • Implement standard work in areas lacking established procedures.
Material Presentation and Line Balancing:
  • Collaborate with the shop floor, production control, and warehouse to implement a material presentation process for the Mobile welder assembly line.
  • Continuously review process changes to ensure the assembly line remains balanced across all four stations.
Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Optimization:
  • Review VMI processes for hydraulic components, electrical components, and consumed hardware.
  • Determine optimal line-side locations for these components.
Cost Reduction and Continuous Improvement:
  • Lead and participate in Kaizen/Continuous Improvement (CI) activities to reduce labor and material costs (HEBU cost position).
Process Improvement and Project Management:
  • Work with the Fabrication department to implement fixtures and process improvements to enhance flow and reduce costs.
  • Serve as a lead project manager for various capital project initiatives, ensuring successful planning, execution, and completion
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. 
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed boots) as required. 

  •  Office/cubicle environment. 
  • The shop environment includes welding, overhead cranes, and forklifts. 
  • Field on-track environment involving all weather conditions. 
  •  Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  •  Experience working in a production line assembly environment. 
  • Knowledge and experience with lean production concepts. 
  • Experience using CAD and CAM software. 
  • Hydraulic and electrical system experience is preferred. 
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and Passport and abide by our Corporate Fleet Policy 
  • Ability to complete all pre-employment testing required by Holland, L.P. 
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, personnel changes, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments). 
This role will require to sign both a non-compete and non-solicit agreement.  The candidate will be eligible for a $500 Sign-On Bonus for each form they sign, totaling $1000.  This Sign-On Bonus will be paid out on the first pay period following date of hire.
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