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Manufacturing Engineer II - Automation Design


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.



  • Responsible for developing reliable, efficient mechanical designs for precision custom automated equipment for a variety of manufacturing processes such as robot welding, material handling, quality test equipment, etc.
  • Organize, document, and present technical design reviews and project management overviews
  • Work closely with Application Engineers to develop and mature concepts into robust production solutions
  • Work closely with Plant Manufacturing Engineers (internal customers) to customize solution for specific requirements
  • Work closely with Electrical Engineers to apply appropriate controls technology into the mechanical designs
  • Work closely with Tool Makers and Builders to ensure optimum manufacturing and build techniques are applied to the mechanical designs
  • Work with vendors and customers to correctly deploy process or test equipment into the mechanical designs
  • Work with other manufacturing functions such as manufacturing engineering, production control, quality engineering, purchasing, safety, environmental, and manufacturing management to develop and implement solutions consistent with the goals of the Company
  • Preparations of project justification including recommendations, make-vs-buy analysis, layout, cost impact, and schedule activities as required
  • Assist with implementation of processes including equipment procurement, coordination of installation, process capability prove-out, training, process documentation, work standard measurement and production start-up
  • Implement process improvements including activities such as project management, departmental processes, effort/benefit analysis, risk assessments, etc.  
  • This position may report to a Senior Level Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, or other Departmental Manager



  • 16+ years related experience
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must have valid driving privileges
  • Occasional travel (0-5%)
  • Occasional overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Highly organized, ability to prioritize a varied and fast-changing workload
  • Motivated, high achiever, persistent, and conscientious 
  • Must have valid driving privileges
  • Must have the ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio) and general computer literacy


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering preferred, Associate of Engineering Technology acceptable with demonstrated experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience designing and developing industrial automation systems
  • Strong knowledge and experience with engineering principles and procedures that apply to machine design, part handling, robotic end-of-arm-tool design, semi-automated work cell layout, robotic work cell layout, process flow, operator ergonomics, and machine aesthetics
  • Basic understanding of machine controls and systems integration
  • Basic understanding of motion control technologies and mechanical drive train design including the application of stepper motors, servo motors, pneumatics, and hydraulics
  • Relevant experience in:
    • Design for manufacturing
    • Design for automation
    • Machine tools
    • Precision tooling
    • Special purpose machinery
    • Industrial robots
    • Industrial machine control systems
    • Safety Standards
  • Motivated self-starter and team player, works well with others and interacts effectively and efficiently with internal or external people and groups
  • Extensive cross-functional team experience including technical and non-technical work
  • Organized and detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Simulation experience is a plus
  • Core values, exceptional work ethic, and continuous self-improvement
  • Proficient in the use of CAD to generate 3D solid model designs and dimensioning
  • Familiarity with industry policies and procedures to ensure safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance
  • Experience in raw material selection, machining, and assembly for mechanical designs




Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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