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Internal Application: Manufacturing Engineer--Weld/Assembly

Engineering | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

 POSITION:               Manufacturing Engineer--Weld/Assembly

 LOCATION:              Blackfoot, Idaho


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for providing engineering design support such as breaking down CAD models for build sequence and Bill of Material accuracy, design for manufacturing/assembly/service (DFX) recommendations, and developing fixtures.  Additionally, the Engineer will work on Lean efforts to eliminate waste.  Efforts include, but are not limited to, process improvement, work flow, standard work, setup reduction, and facilitating continuous improvement with employee teams.  The Engineer is required to be knowledgeable of current manufacturing processes and will be required to spend significant amounts of time actively working in production departments.   Teamwork and customer service skills are vitally important as the Engineer is expected to work directly and indirectly with employees, other supervisors and managers, customers, and outside vendors.  Quality of workmanship, attention to detail, and self-motivation are important assets for this position.  The Engineer will consistently demonstrate high levels of responsibility and accountability; working effectively and efficiently. 

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Lean process improvement:
    Value Stream management
    Standard Work
    Machine setup reduction
    Safety and ergonomics
    Facilitate and train employees in improvement efforts
  • Engineering design support:
    Design for Manufacturing departments
    Design for Assembly department
    Design for Service and Repair department
    Jigs and fixtures
    Engineering drawings for Weld and Assembly departments
  • Production control/ERP support updates to:
    Bills of material
  • Work interactively with Department Managers to achieve department goals;
  • Set positive examples in leadership, safety, and work ethics.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absence;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline;

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;

  • Experience reading instructional drawings and schematics;

  • Knowledge of processes, equipment, parts, systems, tools, and machinery required in production and fabrication;

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines;

  • Excellent troubleshooting, critical thinking, and analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;

  • Ability to work with ERP system, CAD, spreadsheets, word processing documents, and other applicable computer systems and software.

Machines Typically Operated

  • Basic clerical machines including computer, printer, adding machine, telephone, fax machine, etc.;
  • Other machines or equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.

Typical Physical Requirements

Medium work involving:

  • Climbing             
  • Crouching               
  • Handling            
  • Reaching
  • Balancing            
  • Standing                 
  • Walking              
  • Pushing
  • Stooping              
  • Pulling                     
  • Talking               
  • Lifting (up to 50 lbs)
  • Kneeling              
  • Visual Acuity          
  • Repetitive Motions

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Includes a variety of physical conditions such a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on platforms and other high places. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:   Salaried, based on skill and experience levels. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page.