Manufacturing Engineer (000000007480)

Steelcase Inc. Athens , AL 35612

Posted 7 months ago

About Steelcase Inc.

For more than 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great work, education and healthcare experiences for the world's leading organizations. Our family of brands, including Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex, PolyVision, Turnstone and AMQ, offer a comprehensive portfolio of furniture and technology products and services. Steelcase is globally accessible through a network of dealers, including over 800 Steelcase dealer locations, and is a publicly traded company with fiscal 2018 revenue of $3.1 billion.

We are hiring a Manufacturing Engineer in Athens, AL.


Under limited supervision, will implement new products into the facility, improve productivity and profitability of existing production procedures, and provide ongoing support through the manufacturing life cycle. Acts as a technical resource in process technology.

  • Floor Support: Provides timely product and process support for a manufacturing area to diagnose problems and implement solutions to minimize interruptions in production.

  • New Product Introductions: Serves as a manufacturing representative for the implementation of new product(s) into the plant. Assures that new products meet cost/profit targets, that they are implemented per schedules and on budget, and they conform to manufacturing capabilities. Establishes economical processes for new products by working with other technical areas. Evaluates whether to make or purchase parts/products.

  • Improvements: Evaluates manufacturing processes to ensure optimal labor and material costs to increase productivity and profitability. Through justifications and evaluations, identifies prime areas for improvement. Tracks expenditures to ensure outlays are within budgeted amounts. Identifies, reduces, and eliminates worker exposure(s) to ergonomic stress(es) in the work place.

  • Special Projects: Team member in the implementation of significant product, process or other corporate change initiatives being introduced into the plant.

Required Skills

  • Good analysis skills: process, capacity, cost/benefit, waste stream, and quality tools

  • Familiar with lean manufacturing techniques: flow, PQ, equipment reliability, and set up reduction

  • Negotiation and Facilitation skills

  • Knowledge of material handling and work measurement

  • Productivity improvement techniques: RCI's

  • Behavior sciences (logic, sociology, etc.)

  • Economics and financial analysis

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Computer skills; advanced level required to utilize excel, and access programs

  • Knowledge in design, specification, purchase, and installation of new equipment

  • Knowledge of Engineering Design Process

  • Knowledge of simulation, process modeling, and value stream mapping

  • Project management and leadership ability

  • Occupational Bio Mechanics/ Human Factors Engineering

Required Experience

  • 4-year technical degree or equivalent education

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

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Manufacturing Engineer (000000007480)

Steelcase Inc.