Manufacturing Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

Position Summary:
The Manufacturing Engineer is the manufacturing engineering resource to a plant with three main areas of focus:  Process, Continuous Improvement/Cost Reduction, and New Product Development support.   The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for ensuring long term reliability of the plant processes by providing technical support; which includes monitoring equipment for safe and proper usage while optimizing performance and monitoring for failures. When failures occur in the process, this person analyzes the cause and develops the actions, procedures, etc., to preclude recurrence. The Manufacturing Engineer also supports projects, including capital projects that involve primary processing equipment, material handling, automation, and primary/ancillary process equipment for the Plymouth plant. This individual will lead or be the primary engineer in the development and implementation of these projects in a manner consistent with company goals and objectives and apply engineering fundamentals and project management. The Manufacturing Engineer reports to the Operations Manager at this location.


  • Develops and maintains Bill of Materials (BOM) and routings for accurate costing and scheduling.
  • Manages quote requests and provides accurate costs to customer service.
  • Support maintenance and production personnel in resolving process and product variation, equipment problems and variation using systematic methods of troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and corrective and preventative action by reporting findings.
  • Designing or developing new processes and revising/maintaining of existing processes; developing and implementing WCM/Lean projects while managing and guiding contractors, consultants and suppliers.
  • Contribute to plant profitability by identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost/benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies; incorporate Lean, 6 Sigma, and WCM tools and methodologies.
  • Plans and schedules projects; prepares capital expenditures along with managing equipment and labor costs within project budget, adhering to timelines, and delivering quality.
  • Aid in the New Product Development Process.
  • Ensure CertainTeed Ceilings’ standards of safety, quality and reliability are built into process and equipment solutions utilizing WCM principles.
  • Maintains Industrial Efficiency’s pillar Loss to Cost Tree to ensure plant is prioritizing projects that reduce losses.
  • Provides training for operators and maintenance personnel as required.
  • Assures good housekeeping practices following 5S systems, enforces plant rules and safety regulations, and supports Safety/WCM/Lean initiatives.
  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering required; or equivalent experience.  Other engineering degrees considered with relevant experience, demonstrated accomplishment, capability. 
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of basic lean principles, 5S, 9 Wastes, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping.
  • Flexible and open-minded with good written and oral communication.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Previous AutoCAD experience.

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Plymouth

Posting Date: 09/15/2020

Job Code: 581636

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