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Manufacturing Engineer 60-80K

The Manufacturing Engineer is charged with the responsibility to identify, evaluate, develop and implement cost effective methods of manufacturing related to assigned processes in such a manner that will optimize the return on each investment. The goal of these activities is to continually improve safety, productivity, quality, and on-time delivery performance while advancing the company’s technical capabilities in area of concentration. (Stamping, Profiling, Bending, Welding, Machining)

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Revision controlling process documents and programs to ensure up to date specifications and instructions
  • Collaborating with Estimators to provide customers optimized solutions and competitive quotes
  • Developing a maintenance system to insure all equipment performs to the original manufacturer’s specifications
  • Supports the process (specification through production run at rate) to ensure it is flawlessly executed
  • Activating new parts by evaluating released bills of materials, quoted routings, offline programming, inspection specifications and control plans to ensure that processes are clearly defined for production to create run at rate parts that meet customer specifications
  • Reviewing and approving all modifications to existing equipment, programs and tools
  • Developing and maintaining a robust maintenance program
  • Reviewing existing manufacturing processes for improvement opportunities and implementing process changes when needed
  • Collaborating with Supervisors, CMSI, and the Training and Development Manager to build and maintain a robust training program for new hires and ongoing skills development of the team
  • Educating and supporting GSM Estimators to enable them to provide value to customers through the solutions proposed in quotes by defining estimating standards
  • Developing and maintaining a library of operator manuals and maintenance manuals for all assigned equipment and machinery
  • Collaborating to improve safety, productivity, and quality while striving to eliminate waste.
  • Participating in the corrective action process as it relates to quality issues in assigned area
  • Evaluating processes through the use of FMEA, Regression Analysis and Design of Experiment analysis
  • Providing support to remote operations for all responsibilities related to this position as needed
  • Providing ongoing, expert support to production supervisors, operators, and others to assure safe machine operation, superb quality, and optimal labor and equipment efficiencies
  • Supporting recommendations for equipment upgrades, replacements and additions with clear, thoughtful ROI analysis
  • Managing capital projects in collaboration with the Facilities Manager to ensure machine installation, training and start-up dates are met
  • Working with press and equipment manufacturers to understand the full scope and safe limits of machine capabilities
  • Performing internal audits as scheduled
  • Providing support to Facilities Management Team to resolve equipment failures

Qualifications and Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to produce coherent written documents that are free of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, possess a reasonably optimistic and supportive attitude, and maintain the strictest confidence regarding all issues and information regarding the company’s operations, its employees, financial matters, and personal matters of which the employee may become aware in the course of their work.


The individual will also develop and maintain competency with the following equipment and software and processes:

  • Laptop, tablet and/or desktop computer
  • Cellular and office telephone system
  • Corporate ERP system
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • SolidWorks 3D CAD
  • Manufacturing software
  • Offline programing software

Manufacturing Engineers at GSM are assigned one process of focus depending on interest & experience and the needs of the company.  The processes include:

Machining equipment and processes

  • Vertical and Horizontal Mills
  • Off-Line Programming
  • Fixture design

Welding equipment and processes

  • Tig
  • Mig
  • Robotic
  • Robotic Programming
  • Welding sequence
  • Repair and maintenance of fixtures

Bending equipment and processes

  • Press Brake
  • Roll Forming
  • Bending
  • Tooling Inventory & replacement
  • Off-line programming

Laser/Profiling equipment and processes

  • Saw
  • Punch
  • 5-Axis
  • Off-line nest generation
  • Off-line programming

Stamping equipment and processes

  • Stamping presses
  • Feed lines
  • Press controls
  • Die Project Manager
  • Repair and maintenance of tooling
  • Tooling approval

General Competencies

Dependability: Follows procedures and responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits time necessary to reach goals; meets deadlines or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Problem Solving: Utilizes creative talents and skills to successfully resolve problems; develops solutions that work; works well with others to solve problems and resolve situations.
Initiative: Looks to improve existing processes; seeks increased responsibility; undertakes self-development activities; demonstrates persistence to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments prepared and on time.

Supplier Relations: Represents GSM with a high degree of professionalism; clearly communicates our equipment, tooling, and software requirements; works to create and maintain key partnerships to support GSM’s core processes.

Technical Skills: Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise to support the development of other team members.

Organizational Support: Supports organization’s goals and values; follows policies and procedures; recommends changes necessary to improve GSM culture.

Quality: Consistently produces accurate and complete work; recommends methods to improve and sustain higher quality standards; solicits feedback from production teams to improve the delivered product.

Quantity: Completes work in a timely manner to support objectives of Production group; pursues technologies to increase productivity.  

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates engaging presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, from a reputable institution or similar combination of education and experience.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in the metal fabrication industry with responsibility for the support, operation, maintenance and specification of equipment used in Stamping, Welding, Bending or Machining Processes.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires working at an engineering-grade computer station in an office and/or plant floor environment
  • Requires wearing personal protective equipment
  • Exposure to equipment with moving mechanical parts
  • Exposure to heat and cold
  • Exposure to material handling equipment i.e. fork lifts and overhead cranes
  • Exposure to noise
  • Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly or occasionally required to meet the following physical demands:

  • Ability to problem solve at the machine work center when needed
  • Able to speak clearly and understandably, with a pleasant tone of voice and manner
  • Able to hear within a range that enables normal telephone communication and communication on a manufacturing floor environment
  • Able to see a computer screen within reasonable reading distance without strain
  • Able to type at a keyboard without bodily or psychological discomfort most of the working day
  • Able to manage stairs, ambulate around the office environment and manufacturing floor comfortably in order to fulfill tasks required in various offices and departments
  • Able to travel by commercial or private plane, car, or train to either GSM or training locations without undue stress.

Salary/Wages and Benefits

Refer to Letter of Agreement for this position.

Conditions of Hire

All employment with GSM, Inc. is at-will by the employer and employee and therefore subject to change.



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