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Stellar Industries, Inc.
190 State Street – PO Box 169
Garner, IA 50438

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Manufacturing Engineer - Kanawha Location
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 2:26 pm

Job Title:           Manufacturing Engineer

Location:          Kanawha, IA

Department:    Manufacturing Engineering

Reports To:       Manufacturing Engineering Manager



Summary:   Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.  Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls.  Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the development of engineering instructions using manufacturing engineering practices.
  • Prepare quotations for labor, tooling and equipment to support the business unit requirements.
  • Participate in concurrent engineering design reviews.
  • Evaluate and approve drawings, routings, specs and other documents.
  • Design and procure tools/equipment.
  • Write appropriation requests.
  • Evaluate and solve production problems.
  • Train assemblers or conduct training to introduce new processes.
  • Prepare/manufacture prototypes as required utilizing the principals of concurrent engineering.
  • Continually strive to improve in all aspects of job requirements.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


General Competencies Required:

  • Capital improvement.
  • Computer assisted design (CAD) proficiency.
  • Computer proficiency.


Preferred Experience:

  • MRP Systems experience preferred.
  • Process Improvement.
  • Problem Resolution.
  • Project Management.
  • Must be able to improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.


Skills Required:

  • Computer Proficient with the ability to work fluently with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of statistics is required with general numeracy, coupled with good interpersonal skills. 


Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering or related field is preferred.
  • Planning:  an ability to think ahead and plan over a 3-6 month time span.

  • Experience in manufacturing engineering or a commensurate level of experience with related products.  Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Must have knowledge of computers, machining and assembly practices, tools and fixturing.

  • Ability to communicate verbally, in writing and make presentations.

  • Ability to work with vendors, customers and employees.

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Must excel at working in a team environment.


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • The employee frequently is required to talk and hear, and frequently required to reach, stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • Occasional lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.
  • Employee may be required to work indoors in a shop environment and also outside in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to use safety glasses while performing specific tasks or while in manufacturing areas.


Additional Requirements:

  • Company sponsored continuing education may be required.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.



We offer an excellent benefit package including health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, ESOP, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.