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Manufacturing Engineer I

Watertown, SD, US

Position Description: 

This position requires the interpretation and conversion of CAD drawings, BOM, and routings into manufacturing processes required to build utility equipment. In addition, the ME I will provide fabrication and assembly process support to the fabricators, welders, and assemblers of the utility equipment. While ensuring final product quality through accurate work instructions, fixtures, timely support, and cost controls. ME I will be expected to assist in other plant wide projects that require manufacturing engineering support.


As an ME I you are the front line of defense against production issues. Understanding the process and always looking for ways to improve it will drive these issues out of production. An ME I should have a very close work relationship with the supervisor of the assigned area and understand what they are being measured on.  An ME I is expected to sustain the current True North Objectives of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. The ME I is the local technical expert for their area, and needs to work collaboratively to ensure that improvements are made and sustained.



  • Prioritize multiple requests from many teams - ensure projects are aligned with companies’ objectives and goals. Directly supporting the production area you are focusing on.
  • Use analytical tools to provide facts and data analysis to ensure success of improvements.
  • Analyze workforce utilization, layouts, flow charges, value streams, and schedules to determine efficiency improvements.
  • Support small scale Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost projects in assigned production area and possibly other areas.
  • Teach, develop, document, update, and improve work processes.
  • Understand and support Terex Lean principles.
  • Work independently, and within a team.
  • Communicate effectively as a technical leader
  • Understand the tools and techniques used to build the product in your assigned area.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Offer design improvement techniques, fixtures, jigs, and other manufacturing aids.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BS in Mechanical, Engineering Technology, Electrical, Industrial, Civil or Aeronautical) that is ABET accredited.
  • Requires 1-3 years of manufacturing engineering experience.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Specialized professional knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of mechanical or industrial engineering.  
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks or equivalent programs. 
  • Sufficient human relations skill to convey technical engineering concepts to others; and technical employees; and to work cooperatively with internal and external customers. 
  • Technical writing skills sufficient to prepare product specifications, test, and process documentation. 
  • Advanced mathematics skills. 
  • Hands on experience CNC equipment such as Lathes and Mills preferred (Programming, Optimizing, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Ability to perform all the responsibilities of the position. 
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical schematics, blueprints. Ability to use AutoCAD or equivalent engineering software. 
  • Requires the ability to conduct mathematical exercises using physics, algebra, analytic geometry, and statistical analysis.  Requires the ability to convert designs into production action plans. 
  • Ability to learn and perform within the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Just-in-Time, and Total Quality Management.
  • Ambulatory ability to walk and stand on a continuous basis; to bend, stoop, and kneel on an intermittent basis; to lift medium weight objects up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis. 
  • Sufficient hand-arm-eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and pointing device. 
  • Visual acuity to see moving objects, read words, letters and drawings.
  • Sufficient auditory ability to carry on conversations over the phone and in person, and project voice in a noisy environment

If you are interested in an open position but feel you may not meet all the listed qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department: Engineering 

Job ID: 34201 


Terex Overview:

At Terex, we fully embrace the increasingly diverse world around us and strive to create an empowering and welcoming workplace culture. We are a $4.0 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of materials processing and aerial work platform products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact.   

While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community.  We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement.  It's an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector - come join us!


Additional Information:

We see inclusion as a key to our success and are committed to actively foster a culture where every team member feels valued, listened to, and appreciated. We are committed to being fair and impartial in our decisions, ensuring equity within our workplaceAs an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Recruiting department (person or department) at  


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota