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Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead( First Shift)

Job Introduction

Maintain a constant and productive work environment on the shop floor.  Lead and train Technicians and Engineers while working closely with the production to support production needs.

Role Responsibility

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons

  • Assign duties, monitor quality and on-time delivery of staff work
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance of personnel and implement improvements
  • Work together with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager on staff development
  • Set team priorities and initiatives that align with high level objectives
  • Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, determine use of space, equipment, material, and personnel
  • Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of facilities, equipment, and operations for better utilization of space within their assigned facility
  • Work closely with design, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures within their assigned facility
  • Ensure manufacturing safety policies and procedures are enforced 
  • Stay informed with new manufacturing technologies and equipment to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies
  • Support current and new product introductions, APQP
  • Assist Supplier Quality as needed to communicate and resolve supplier issues
  • Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process
  • Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed, and testing procedures are in place per APQP
  • Reduce costs through Lean Manufacturing
  • Monitor and in conjunction with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, update Metrics on a regular basis

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Occasionally lift and move a minimum of 25 pounds without assistance.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment and shop floor setting. This role is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be quiet to moderate to loud

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • With guidance from the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, lead the Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians assigned to designated facility


The Ideal Candidate


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience; MBA preferred
  • Five - seven years related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in tool design and modifications
  • Expert knowledge in blueprints
  • Hands-on, team oriented and committed to business improvement processes
  • Process-oriented mentality
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong knowledge in writing product specifications
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to perform risk assessment for products, processes, and suppliers
  • Lean system and Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Computer literacy: Basic skills with MS Word and Excel; Strong CAD proficiency, Minitab
  • Previous Supervisory Experience is preferred


Package Description

Employee Benefits:

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, pet insurance and 401(k) with a generous match. Paid Time Off (PTO), 11 Paid Holidays and more!

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For more than 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

  • Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery
  • Construction and Road-Building Equipment
  • Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment
  • Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls
  • Forestry and Resource Management Equipment
  • Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment
  • Injection Molding and Press Machinery
  • Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications



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