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Manufacturing Engineer - Machining - St. Louis, MO

Requisition ID:  8721
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent


Manufacturing Engineer – Machining – St. Louis, MO


Location:   St. Louis, MO

Reports To:  Manager, Manufacturing Engineering



Responsible for supporting manufacturing machining operations in achieving business plan goals while driving continuous improvement through the use of Lean Manufacturing principles.  This position will interface directly with all levels of manufacturing and will be accountable for the principle job functions listed below.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide programming and engineering support, basic troubleshooting of machining issues and tool design support for current production operations.
  • Engineering support of new product introduction process including working with teams to develop routings, work instructions and manufacturing visual aids.
  • Work closely with CNC machining operators and technicians to develop manufacturing process and technology improvements (e.g. safety and quality improvements, productivity enhancements, cost reduction ideas involving automation, special tooling, machine modifications and improved work methods.)
  • Oversee the development of new production related processes.
  • Develop business case for capital projects (i.e. new machines, new tooling, new ancillary equipment) and manage through to full implementation.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects achieving cost, performance and delivery expectations.
  • Actively participate in team based problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives (Kaizen, 5 Why, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Brainstorming, etc.)
  • Develop, evaluate and implement employee suggestions, line side reviews and employee driven continuous improvement activities.
  • Maintain technical competency with emerging technology.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing (DFM, Kanban/Pull Systems, 5S, Single piece flow, Line Balancing, SMED, TPM)
  • Capital project management experience
  • Skill in using CAD, Edgecam or similar engineering tools
  • Familiar with machine controls and capable of editing CNC programs
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical ability and initiative
  • Manufacturing experience – comfortable with working in cross-functional teams and actively supporting members of the hourly production team
  • Robotic and automation experience desirable.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Engineering from four year College or University in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical Technology or Manufacturing Technology
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field.



SKF USA Inc. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a unique career opportunity in a global organization.  Our competitive compensation package includes:  401K with company match, profit sharing, PTO, tuition program and comprehensive health plans. 




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.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis