Manufacturing Engineer

at Actalent in Pontiac, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Capital procurement and process development for new product line in facility

+ Supporting manufacturing, actively supporting operations team.

+ Standard work review, troubleshooting on-line, moving parts around, making sure processes are followed, control plans are in line

+ Manufacturing engineering roles within the APQP- not every day doing a process FMEA, but should have that skill set. Gage R&R. standard manufacturing functions.

+ Capital projects. Some constraints from a systems access point, but heavily involved in spec’ing out and collaborating with supplier and execution of installation of equipment for production manufacturing.

+ They wouldn’t own the capital program per say, but would be heavily involved.

Start the day on the floor, walk a particular area they’re responsible for, likely 30 machines, interact with operators and managers to understand issues they’re dealing with. Work with extended operations team on scrap they’re having. Work on improving overall quality and cost on a weekly basis. Issues on a machine, work on a set-up, improving documentation and process.


The main function of a manufacturing engineer is to apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production. A typical manufacturing engineer has the ability to make engineering drawings and read and interpret blueprints.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Study time motion methods and speed involved in maintenance production and other operations to establish standard production rate and improve efficiency.

+ Interpret engineering drawings schematic diagrams or formulas and confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.

+ Read worker logs product processing sheets and specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.

+ Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance machine capacity production schedules and anticipated delays.

+ Prepare charts graphs and diagrams to illustrate workflow routing floor layouts material handling and machine utilization.

+ Observe worker using equipment to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards.

+ Observe workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate using timing devices.

+ Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.


+ Creativity verbal and written communication skills analytical and problem solving ability.

+ Team player and detail oriented.

+ Ability to make sketches engineering drawings and common computations.

+ Ability to read and interpret blueprints technical drawing schematics and computer-generated reports.

+ Previous experience with computer applications and software related to engineering field such as Computer Aided Design CAD.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

+ Hiring diverse talent

+ Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

+ Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

+ Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.

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Job Posting: JC261172008

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jun 26, 2024

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