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  • Horn Lake, MS
  • 86000 - 120000

Manufacturing Engineer

Bell & Associates

Bell & Associates is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer in the Horn Lake, MS area. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for new product introductions, product and process support and improvement, assisting with the development and implementation of processes and methods to improve overall product & process safety, quality, delivery, and cost.


  • Resolves day-to-day production & product issues that may impede the company’s ability to deliver quality products on time.
  • Provides technical assistance regarding to the quality and/or performance of processes, equipment, tools, fixtures, gauges, etc.
  • Serves as liaison between production and engineering by developing and managing the implementation of engineering change notices and process specifications pertaining to product, process, and materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment that is federal, state, local environmental and safety regulations compliant.
  • Identifies and implements process changes in support of continuous and productivity improvement objectives.
  • Performs root cause analysis to determine causes of line defects and engages all pertinent business units to drive improvement in line yields.
  • Supports and executes Lean Manufacturing efforts.
  • Develops manufacturing processes capable of achieving product design requirements.
  • Coordinates efforts to design, develop and validate manufacturing processes and equipment using tools such as DOE and SPC.
  • Creates detailed project plans and manages the execution of assigned projects from start to finish.
  • Develops solutions to rectify safety/ergonomic concerns, which may involve analyzing work methods, fixture design or identifying new ways of doing a task.
  • Training & mentor personnel on established methods/procedures and facilitate transfer of technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain performance tracking measures such as Yield, Scrap Cost, and Line Downtime.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • This position requires a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or closely related engineering field and (4) to (10) years related experience and/or training.
  • This position requires strong communication skills, product liability awareness, and excellent decision-making abilities.
  • Must be an adept and experienced problem solver that can determine root cause of technical issues and implement effective solutions in a timely manner.
  • Must have a working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing programs and be proficient with CAD (Solidworks required, AutoCAD /Draftsight desirable)
  • Proficient in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
  • Must have general understanding of quality systems, welding/metal fabrication, tooling/fixturing, manufacturing processes, and maintenance operations.
  • An entrepreneurial, product design/development, and/or product/production support background is desirable.
  • Experience with electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems desirable.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma desirable.
  • Experience with CNC machining and programming using MASTERCAM, Gibbs or Predator desirable.
  • Robot and PLC programming desirable.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –
Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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