Project Engineer Contract

Position Purpose

Introduce new products into manufacturing and service.  Determines engineering and design requirements; resolves engineering problems; verifies and maintains project time lines; meets cost standards; evaluates manufacturing systems applications; confirms systems and components capabilities; develops manufacturing processes and standards; assures product quality; prepares technical product reports.  May develops manufacturing methods, systems and processes to produce a high-quality product at optimal cost for new product introduction.


Bachelor's degree (BS) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Adaptability
  • Communications
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Primary Responsibilities

  • Verifies that all materials, documents, plans and procedures are correct to launch New Product Introduction (NPI) documentation (i.e. schematics, bills of material, prints).
  • Provides inputs and direction for bidding process (i.e. labor estimates).
  • Assists and provides input with business development strategies to enable product line growth.
  • Responsible for following all ISO quality systems and procedures and initiates new and/or updates for appropriate documentation.
  • Ensures compliance for all ISO quality systems and procedures.
  • Develops and implements manufacturing processes and/or documentation (training, specifications) for new product introduction.
  • Ability and aptitude to design fully functioning products and lead the partnering with key internal and/or external customers, contractors and/or development firms on the design process.
  • Conducts Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFM/A) exercises to improve product design and manufacturability.
  • Responsible for full product development, including mechanical and manufacturing, using necessary support staff.
  • Indirect supervisory responsibilities of support staff and outside design contractors, as required.
  • Initiates, facilitates and implements Engineering Change Orders (ECO's).
  • Provides engineering support to manufacturing operation during product's NPI phase.  May generate and perform qualification/validation plans and reports, and install/test new equipment.
  • Collaborates with internal and external customers to resolve issues that arise during NPI phase.
  • Develops and implements continuous improvement activities based on Lean, Six Sigma and FOCUS methodologies.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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Job Overview

  • City: Milaca
  • State: Minnesota
  • Area: Engineering
  • Experience: Mid Level
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