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Filtration Group Corp Manufacturing Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. With revenues of $1.6 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world. With over 7,000 employees, the Company serves its customers from a global footprint of 105 facilities in over 25 countries. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80% of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Please visit Madison at

The Manufacturing Engineer’s role is to support the goal of achieving operational excellence utilizing lean manufacturing concepts. This person will be responsible for successfully transitioning new products from the design and development phase through the manufacturing phase to commercial viability. The Manufacturing Engineer is also responsible for maximizing overall equipment effectiveness by solving problems and implementing solutions which ensure a safe working environment, improve product quality, increase productivity, reduce scrap, and reduce equipment downtime.

Primary Accountabilities and Supporting Activities

  • Ability to take a product from ideation and engineering drawings to commercial viability.

  • Support engineering product changes & launches by leading activities associated with developing robust manufacturing processes and training plans.

  • Solve problems related to equipment, tooling, process, & quality, and document problem-solving efforts.

  • Support production by helping troubleshoot equipment and process issues.

  • Prepare and revise manufacturing & process documentation.

  • Write capital spending requests, write equipment specifications, develop new equipment & processes, manage the project to ensure new products launch on time with zero defects.

  • Develop production product work standards and routers.

  • Resolve problems by influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals.

  • Design and maintain product packaging specifications for new and current products.

  • Participate in and support 5S and other lean manufacturing initiatives.

  • Develop continuous improvement plans and document the journey.

  • Participate and support 5S activities as well as other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Evaluate new materials, processes and procedures to enhance and improve existing product lines.

  • Provide technical support for raw materials and construction methods associated with all assigned product lines.

  • Work with other departments to assure reasonableness of plans and timetables for design, manufacture and performance testing. Advise management of delays, problems or changes.

  • Work with Sales and Manufacturing to understand customer needs and product applications.

  • Four (4) year B.S. degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • At least 1 - 2 years’ experience as Manufacturing and equipment-building engineer. Preferred experience from a manufacturing environment

  • Ability to operate small to mid-size manufacturing equipment, such as bridgeport, lathe, and specialty saws

  • Knowledge in fabrication, machining, and assembly of steel, plastic, and die cast components

  • Familiarity with conventional and CNC machining techniques

  • Well-versed in part holding and fixturing systems

  • Strong problem-solver, using structured approaches as well as creativity

  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgencyPreferred experience in small team leadership

  • High energy, positive attitude, hands on with the ability to keep multiple projects on track

  • Hands-on knowledge of CAD software like AutoCAD and Solidworks;

  • Experience with MS Office applications, including MS project

  • Basic understanding of lean manufacturing techniques and a strong focus on continuous improvement

  • Hands-on experience with automation implementation including project scope development, machine & tool specifications, project management and cost justification desired

  • Familiarity ISO9000/TS16949 and supporting APQP processes.

Requisition ID: 2020-3062