EFCO Corp. Systems Engineer - Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa

Systems Engineer - Des Moines

Location:Des Moines, IA

Employment Type:Full Time

Office:USA - Des Moines, IA


Perform a variety of engineering assignments in maintaining and monitoring the performance of the production schedule. Analyze the performance of manufacturing assets, report findings, and provide recommendations for improving the utilization and efficiency of those assets. Demonstrate technical and business knowledge in plant performance metrics and financial cost accounting. Demonstrate a solid understanding of production operations and product / process interactions. Demonstrate engineering skills in material balances, formulation, capacity analysis, and costing. Works closely with other engineering disciplines in the development and application of equipment to increase production, quality, efficiency or volume.


  • Create and maintain the production schedule and manage the distribution of work order data. Analyze the differences between the theoretical schedule and actual production and develop recommendations to minimize the differences.

  • Estimates production times and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

  • Understand, own, manage, measure, and report out production metrics.

  • Create and maintain an overall manufacturing capacity and utilization model. Propose cost effective enhancements to increase performance.

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required including but not limited to providing support to Manufacturing Supervisors and scheduling other items, as needed.

  • Codes work orders into appropriate systems from engineering drawings. Writes purchase order requisitions for special and stock products. Evaluates and requisitions materials for special steel orders. Follows up on completion of orders as needed.


  • College degree or equivalent experience in production operations management required. Management or manufacturing/distribution background helpful.

  • Must have ability to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to complete basic mathematical calculations is essential.

  • Experience in performing time studies and knowledge of work order systems, desired.

  • Basic Microsoft Office and Material Resource Planning (MRP) systems knowledge desired. American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Certification, a plus.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, and time management skills required.

  • Must work effectively under pressure, exercise good judgment, demonstrate integrity, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Must be able to squat, lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.

  • No travel required.