Manufacturing Recruiters | Manufacturing Engineer Job | Lean MFG

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and technical sales professionals in a variety of fields. One of our clients is currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer as follows.

Primary Function:

Support production primarily in manufacturing with some coverage in assembly. Determine necessary equipment, process design for machining, welding, fabrication and cellular manufacturing in support of ongoing improvement work. Develop design criteria needed to manufacture products in an economical manner while maintaining fit, form, function and quality standards, thus insuring the optimum product is provided.


  • Serve as manufacturing engineer for assigned product group. Providing proper documentation, training and communication of product /process related information to manufacturing operators, line supervision and assembly personnel.
  • Suggest and work with Design Engineering to make improvements in the design of product to reduce cost, improve quality, documentation and manufacturability of products.
  • Work with project managers to implement project work and train 1st shift personnel on process improvements for both the east and west end processes.
  • Investigate and make recommendations on the procurement of equipment to improve the manufacture and assembly of products.
  • Process Engineering Change Notices in a timely manner and communicate those changes to the appropriate shop personnel.

  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology or related field, with a minimum of 4 years experience in manufacturing a must.
  • Must display good communication skills.
  • Experience in using AutoCAD/Unigraphics is a plus.
  • Experience in pull systems or cellular manufacturing is preferred.

Keywords: industrial engineer, process engineer, manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, manufacturing, process improvement