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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Watertown, SD, US

About the Position:

Title:                    Manufacturing Engineering Manager   

Reports to:         Senior Director of Operations

Location:            Watertown, SD USA

Travel:                 Up to 10%


Position Description: 

This position will be responsible for leading a technical team in developing and applying reliable manufacturing engineering methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of manufacturing technical problems. This team member will be required to design and implement new manufacturing methodologies for material handling, machining, welding, paint and assembly. They will also be required to maintain detailed documentation and effectively communicate with the operations, design and technical support teams. Considerations for safety, quality and delivery are required in all manufacturing engineering decisions. The team member should be able to perform within the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Just-in-Time and Total Quality Management systems/processes. 



  • Responsible for the quality of work, reliability, schedule (if appropriate), cost and delegation of tasks on one or more projects and/or Team Members.
  • Acts as a mentor to lower level engineering staff and models problem solving skills with a proven ability to develop others.
  • Actively participate in all systems manufacturing planning, including capital investments, product design issues, resource allocation, plant lay out and quality issues.
  • Shares responsibility for the effect of technical decisions/judgments on program schedules or goals critical to the organization with other engineers and managers.
  • Improve product quality and reduce cost throughout analysis of production methods, processes, and optimum utilization of personnel.
  • Requires little or no supervision.
  • Responsible for project planning, often acting as a liaison between design engineering, operations, and the technical team.
  • Provide expertise in machining, welding, material handling, and assembly processes.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or Bachelor's Degree with relevant experience
  • 5+ years experience in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years leadership, supervisory or management experience
  • Experience in hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Experience with tooling design
  • Experience creating engineering drawings and schematics
  • Low volume high mix manufacturing
  • Formal Lean Manufacturing training/certification
  • Experience supporting a manufacturing environment
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience implementing lean principles, tools and methods
  • Travel as necessary - potential 10%
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects at one time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supports company initiatives as required


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $3.1 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing 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:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


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