Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Missoula, MT
Category: Manufacturing & Warehouse
Employment Type: Professional Placement
Job ID: 39637
Date Added: 09/18/2023

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Well established manufacturer in Missoula is looking to add a Manufacturing Engineer to their team. Manufacturing Engineer will be a technical leader for the production operations and a resource for equipment maintenance and installation. They will oversee processes and equipment to ensure reliable operation and drive improvements throughout the manufacturing environment.  


  • Provides support to the manufacturing team to develop and maintain technical specifications, compliance with regulatory requirements, production efficiency, and work methods. 

  • Partners with manufacturing to identify waste, drive process improvement and reduce labor and material waste. Leverage LEAN methodologies to optimize process in an ongoing manner. 

  • Collaborates with the New Product Development team to transition new products into the production environment. 

  • Works with the vacuum system department (PVD and heat-treat) to ensure process control and consistency. 

  • Evaluates processes to identify areas of improvement and executes changes. 

  • Designs and performs experiments to optimize process settings for production equipment. 

  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots process or equipment failures. 

  • Works with production equipment manufacturers to improve, maintain, and/or modify systems as needed to suit production demand. 

  • Develops and validates test methods to verify product characteristics and specifications. 

  • Directs and assists (as needed) machine maintenance, including vacuum pump replacement, target/source changes, heating element replacements, and minor electrical repairs. 

  • Performs and manages preventative maintenance schedule for production equipment. 

  • Trains operators on best practices and maintains SOP/Work Instruction library. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. 

  • Experience using SolidWorks or similar CAD software. 

  • Experience with equipment and process validation (IQ/OQ/PQ). 

  • Experience designing and building tools and machines. 

  • Experience with CNC mills and lathes, PLCs, control circuits, sensors, and actuators. 

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics. 



  • Starting salary of $75K to $90K DOE 

  • Work for a company that provides work life balance and ‘family first’ values 

  • Full benefits to include medical, dental, vision, and 401K 

  • Gain valuable experience working on a large variety of projects 

  • Autonomy to find and correct many areas of improvements 

  • Paid holidays and 80 hours of PTO year 1. 

If interested in more information email [email protected] or call 406-270-0583. 

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