Kappa Search, Inc. | Manufacturing Recruitment | Manufacturing Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the placement of engineering and technical professionals in a variety of fields.

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer / Project Coordinator
Location: Hampton, VA
Compensation: $70,000 – $80,000 / year + bonuses / incentives

Manufacturing Cell

  • The ideal candidate is responsible for the manufacturing aspects of introducing new product and product lifecycle, cradle to grave manufacturing experience.
  • The ideal candidate is responsible for strategic planning and budgeting input for short, mid and long-term capital projects as well as coordination and support of international teams.
  • Project Coordination and continuous improvement project work in the areas of productivity improvements, lean manufacturing, labor reduction, cost savings and new manufacturing technologies.
  • The individual will conduct manufacturing/industrial engineering assignments to develop new methods, tooling and machine concepts, cost estimates, and/or to resolve engineering problems involved in manufacturing of standard parts or products.
  • Plans production lines, equipment layout and workflow, estimates routing times and labor requirements.
  • Develops proposals for automation, mechanization, methods, special tooling, machine attachments, etc., for the purpose of cost reduction.


  • 3+ years of  engineering experience
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing
  • self-motivated and excellent organizational skills.