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Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  12824
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Manufacturing  Engineer 

Reports to: Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Located: Muskegon, MI



Performs engineering work varied in nature and complexity encompassing planning, evaluating, designing, developing and adapting tools, machines, mechane optimum use of workers, machines, materials and facilities).  Works closely with other engineers, manufacturing personnel and Quality Assurancically functioning equipment and mechanical industrial processes for the purpose of increasing productivity, enhancing quality and reducing manufacturing costs (i.e., the to achieve optimum manufacturing objectives. 



  • Makes mathematically/mechanical computations and independent analyses applying scientific and engineering principles and practices as required. 

  • Initiates Investment Request Reports (IRE’s) for major projects.   

  • Establishes systems for control of project progress, time schedules and costs.  

  • In conjunction with accounting, prepares IRE post completion audits.   

  • Establishes engineering and equipment standards for efficient application of resources and maintains records and files. 


Directly responsible for the engineering and related functions of his/her assigned manufacturing operation(s) including: 

  • The setup and maintenance of labor standards. 

  • Methods, processes and procedures analysis and work simplification techniques. 

  • Designing and subcontracting of tools, fixtures and gauging. 

  • Controlling CNC functions, including programing, setup sheets and DNC systems and all other interacting projects as well as the training of operators and others. 

  • Preparation and maintenance of Bill of Materials and Time & Work Reporting. 

  • Analyzing and processing engineering change requests. 

  • Plant, machinery, equipment, assembly layouts. 

  • Troubleshooting technically challenging problems (machinery, equipment, processes). 

  • Analyzing for improvement to labor, manufacturing costs, variances and margins. 

  • Initiates cost reduction proposals and investigates proposals from other sources.   

  • Compiles appropriate information, makes recommendations for action, implements (if appropriate) and checks on results obtained. 

  • Directs and/or oversees cost reduction and product/process improvement projects as assigned. 

  • Renders technical service to all other departments as requested and/or assigned. 

  • Handles special assignments such as directing production planning, providing technical support, processing and quoting new products and/or prototypes. 

  • May schedule, assign and direct the work of lower-level employees. 



  • A BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field.   

  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, methods and various processes, tools and related manufacturing equipment.   

  • Must have ten (10) years experience in bearing manufacturing or in related/equivalent manufacturing arena (grinding, turning, cutting, milling)  

  • CNC machinery (and programming languages), and CAD/CAM.  

  • Able to effectively work in an environment requiring considerable independent judgment, analysis, creativity, pragmatism and self-motivation.  

  • Refers to supervisor for clarification of priorities, objectives or policies.   

  • Able to effectively operate with considerable latitude for unreviewed action and decision-making and accountability for outcomes.  

  • Able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).  

  • Ability to work across organization lines, interact with others. 


What You’ll Love About SKF:  

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!  


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!  


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).  


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!  




To apply please visit the SKF website: 

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.