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Puyallup, WA – Manufacturing Engineer

Are you an Engineer living in the Pacific Northwest that wants to join a long-time Northwest manufacturer? We are seeking a mechanical engineer to generate solutions for development or sustainment of new or improved techniques, procedures, or products that affect multi-million assembly lines and projects. Supports planning, conducting, and evaluating approaches to meet project objectives in a timely, cost-effective fashion.

Northwest Door LLC. is a premier manufacturer of steel, aluminum and custom wood garage doors. We provide the building industry with high quality, innovative garage doors at competitive prices while maintaining a reputation of quality, reliability and integrity. If you are interested in working in a team-centered environment, where each member’s unique knowledge, skills, abilities and efforts define our success as a company, then Northwest Door is an ideal employer for you.

Please note that we will not sponsor an employment visa, such as an H-1B or related visa, to fill this position. We are looking for applicants living in the Pacific Northwest.

Essential Duties:

  • Essential Duties
  • Provides technical engineering support for the plant as well as coordination of manufacturing projects
  • Coordinates and completes projects as project manager or team member
  • Oversees all aspects of technical projects including setting deadlines, monitoring and summarizing progress, and preparing status reports
  • Produce and maintain technical documents relating to manufacturing of Northwest Door products including reading and interpreting mechanical drawings and observing production and/or training activities to determine assembly procedure details.
  • Plans assembly flow layout and space requirements
  • Small product redesign
  • Work on larger projects involving stamping and roll forming
  • Manufacturing improvement projects including jigging and fixturing
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications
  • Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for manufacturing and arranges for purchase as needed
  • Researches codes, regulations, tests products and manufacturing methods

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and required skills and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • Three years of project management experience (manufacturing environment a plus)
  • Fenestration Industry experience a plus

Knowledge: Machining and assembly practices, tools and fixturing, familiarity with statistical methods and performing product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency, project management, understanding of AutoCAD/3D, knowledge of purchasing and manufacturing specifications and quality standards

Skill: Ability to consistently follow through on commitments, ability to work with a cross-functional team, ability to plan, coordinate and oversee projects, excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly technical writing ability