Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer will develop and optimize manufacturing processes to make a large range of optical and technical glass products. Work is project-orientated and will be done while working on a number of projects, all at various different stages, at any given time. Serves customers by identifying their needs; engineering adaptations of products, equipment, and services. Will analyze and prove out changes to current and new processes, will also present and evaluate the cost effectiveness of any proposed change.

Essential Functions

  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet supply needs
  • Responsible for defining, control and improving processes
  • Work with team to define and improve process flow and layouts
  • Problem solve issues with the manufacturing team
  • Managing the cost and time constraints of projects
  • Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts, to assess manufacturing productivity;
  • Proposing changes and designing tooling or fixturing
  • Coordinate test runs on production parts for troubleshooting and improvements
  • First Article Inspection
  • Advise on manufacturability and order of processes for quoting
  • Complete projects for improved yield, reduced costs, reduced cycle time
  • Assessing the safety and environmental impact of operations
  • Make BOMs (Bill of Manufacturing) for production team to utilize when running parts
  • Customer Communications
  • Contractor/Vendor Communications
  • Communicating with the team
  • Other Essential Functions

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job an employee may be sitting or standing for 8 or more hours a day, depending on job duties that day. Job duties may be mainly computer based at times, but also standing on the production floor for two or more hours a day. Regularly walking and navigating between areas. The work is done in a climate controlled building. Noise levels are moderate and below OSHA thresholds. Various chemicals are used to complete the tasks at hand and proper PPE must be worn. Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, regularly lifting is less than 30 pounds.

Education/Experience/Skills Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial) or equivalent experience in the engineering field in a manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of production flow and machining principles
  • Proficient in CAD (Solidworks preferred)
  • Strong Math knowledge including trigonometry and statistics
  • Knowledge on measurement devices
  • The ability to read, interpret and understand blueprints and drawings.
  • Time management
  • Technical writing
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Critically think to solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Statistical analysis
  • Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel and Word
  • Familiar with Metric and Standard Measurements

Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities Preferred

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • CNC Programming
  • LEAN and six sigma training
  • Basic CAM knowledge
  • Knowledge of Haas, Chevalier, Waterjet programming and operation.
  • Ability to run manual mill (Bridgeport) and metal lathe.
  • CMM programming
  • AOI Vision programming


Questions Contact Rebecca@irdglass.com

IRD Ceramics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Litchfield

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