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Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Muskegon, MI

Requisition ID:  9440
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Manufacturing Engineering Manager – Muskegon, MI



Reports to: Factory Manager

Location:  Muskegon, MI


This position effectively directs and coordinates the manufacturing engineering function which includes: design and redesign of production machinery and tooling, and developing solutions to production problems relating to materials, processes and tooling. 


The incumbent and his/her staff will assist in the development of all manufacturing processes from raw material to shipping, specifying sequences, time cycles, methods and tooling to reduce cost; and increase manufacturability, efficiency and overall effectiveness. Coordinates quoting and estimating, prototype builds, document control, and manufacturing support functions.This position supports new programs by developing new processes, tool designs, machinery, process improvements and production controls and serves as a liaison between the Engineering Department and other departments. 


The incumbent is responsible for training, development, and retraining employees with a high degree of inter-personal skills, as well as technical skill.  The incumbent also directs and supervises the engineering staff.





  • CapEx budget development and administration of capital spending
  • Initiates Investment Request Reports (IRE’s) via the accumulation of information and the preparation of feasibility studies to justify purchase or building of equipment required for new manufacturing methods.
  • Establishes and assures achievement of systems for control of project(s) progress, time schedules and costs.
  • Responsible for the selection, acquisition, and implementation of all new manufacturing equipment
  • Manages and coordinates the process leading to the timely submission of accurate quotes and estimates.  Controls the quoting and estimating process and works closely with sales/customer service regarding communications and information.  May function as primary engineering contact for customers.  May also serve as project manager for introduction of larger orders with strategic customers.
  • Continuously surveys all manufacturing operations to determine areas for process improvements and cost reductions.  Recommends process changes where justifiable by cost studies.  Goal:  to manufacture products by the most favorable method.
  • Establishes engineering, equipment and tooling standards for more efficient application of the Company’s resources.
  • Takes on the lead role in ETO implementation, coordinating such activities of purchasing, manufacturing, plant scheduling, and other related departments.
  • Responsible for new product launch introductions including prototype fabrication and testing.  May serve as project manager for introduction of new part or large orders with customers. Coordinate and lead product launch through production
  • Coordinates Company’s environmental program with outside regulatory agencies, (DEQ, EPA etc.).  Ensures compliance to state and federal regulations as well as internal controls.
  • Assist in maintaining SKF environmental standards along with assisting in the completion of all federal, state and locally required reports.
  • Administers and oversees disposal services for solid, liquid, and hazardous wastes.
  • Reviews new designs during the development phase and prior to the issuance of production drawings.  Recommends modifications where advisable to minimize cost and conform to production capabilities and limitations.
  • Determines methods for manufacture during design of new products.  Recommends design modifications to permit manufacture by the most favorable method.
  • Designs and coordinates the manufacture and shakedown of all production machines and machine elements for all process requirements for which satisfactory purchased equipment is not available.
  • Provides engineering advice, complies data and determines probable costs for process improvement projects.
  • Plans and schedules activities, sets objectives with subordinates to ensure that goals are met.  Delegates to subordinate the responsibility and authority necessary for the department to function effectively but retains overall responsibility and accountability for results.  Supplies all necessary direction to subordinates regarding work objectives.  Provides training and development opportunities to subordinates to develop their technical and management skills..
  • Develops and implements plant and equipment layouts to accommodate changing needs of operation and manufacture in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Designs, plans, schedules, monitors and controls machinery rebuilds, sales, relocations, transfers and/or storage.
  • Works closely with maintenance to set up and/or support preventive maintenance requirements for equipment.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or its equivalent. 
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years engineering management experience in
    • a metal removal environment and
    • a responsible capacity in such areas as manufacturing engineering, tooling or product design, and with three (3) to five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of engineering principles, practices, methods, processes, tools, equipment and environmental compliance.  Able to motivate and direct an engineering/ technical staff and possesses proven supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • MUST be an American Citizen.


What You’ll Love About SKF:

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


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and to work remote


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!




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 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.