Manufacturing Engineer

Website S&C Electric Company

Manufacturing Engineer Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Engineer
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 3 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Company S&C Electric Company

Company Profile

S&C Electric Company is a leading provider of switching, protection, and control solutions for electric power systems. The company’s mission is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer who will help coordinate and assist with production welding projects within Manufacturing Technology.

Projects may vary from welding procedure development, equipment set-up and programming, quality improvement, cost reduction, and specification of Capital Expense equipment purchases.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Welding, Mechanical, Electrical, or other related Engineering field from a college/university

Work Experience

  • Possess 3 years or more of experience in the core competencies of Welding Fabrication
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprint and CAD Drawings including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to analyze operational metrics


  • Actively lead teams in problem-solving to drive results and improvements through the use of structural team problem-solving techniques such as A3 and Four-Step Problem Solving.
  • Adapt to changes; shows commitment to change and continuous improvement
  • Assist in the day-to-day resolution of problems arising on the production floor.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, most notably, internal customers and suppliers.
  • Create project plans and successfully manage/oversee projects through completion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrate a high regard for people by treating them with dignity, respect, fairness, and consistency.
  • Demonstrate commitment to meeting and supporting departmental, divisional, and company goals/objectives/strategies.
  • Demonstrate good report preparation, presentation, and listening skills.
  • Lead in the investigation and implementation of new welding technology/CapEX Projects to improve the cost and efficiency of producing products.
  • Perform hands-on welding procedure development using procedure testing practices, visual, NDT, and destructive testing methods.
  • Perform set-up and programming of automated welding process equipment including robotic welders. Ability to learn Cloos and Fanuc controller programming and functionality.
  • Provide written welding procedure specifications and documents, including WPS, quality control documents, and work instructions.
  • Set a good example of behavior, attitude, and teamwork both within and between departments.
  • Support and lead projects in the welding fabrication processes using the latest industry techniques to ensure processes are safe, efficient, and effective. Use concepts that incorporate Lean, 5-S, and flow-line concepts.
  • Updating files and programs that support manufacturing processes because of design engineering changes, including routings, BOMs, prints, and machine programs.


  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to clearly present ideas in a variety of forums.
  • Familiarity with Robotic programming and its application in welding and fabrication processes.
  • Familiarity with Tool Design and Tool Building, and their application with welding and fabrication processes.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and demonstrated implementation of the lean principles and key performance indicators.
  • Technical knowledge of welding processes, equipment, support services, and other relevant manufacturing activities.
  • Working knowledge of industrial welding processes including GMAW, GTAW, RSW, and Stud Welding.

Physical Demands

  • Bending – Frequent bending and crouching are required to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Carrying – Frequent carrying of items ranging in weight from 5 lbs. to 25 lbs.
  • Environment – A working environment that of a manufacturing/fabrication company including the use of heavy industrial equipment, and arc welding machines.
  • Handling – Continuous handling of parts and tools to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Lifting – Frequent lifting of items ranging in weight from 5 lbs. to 40 lbs.
  • Pulling – Occasional use of an electric hand truck and pulling to move parts a moderate distance.
  • Pushing – Occasional use of an electric hand truck and pushing to move parts a moderate distance.
  • Reaching – Continuous full range of motion from above the shoulders to below the knees to reach for items.
  • Standing – Most tasks are performed in a standing position.
  • Walking – Moderate walking of distances up to 1 mile around the S&C Campus.

Employer’s Statement

S&C Electric Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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