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Senior Manufacturing Engineer- Gears


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.



  • Recognized process leader responsible for creating, designing, and supporting the production of gears, grinding and other processes to manufacture, shafts axles and other related products.
  • This role includes development and implantation of strategic initiatives, development of manufacturing processes and new product introduction leadership for gears and grinding.
  • Lead the plant’s technological drive in the gears.
  • Develop and mentor other Manufacturing Engineers and Process Technicians while providing technical direction and leadership.
  • Lead improvements to gear operations through manufacturing engineering analysis of existing operations compared to future requirements based on capacity, cost reduction, safety and/or risk avoidance opportunities.
  • Preparations of project justification including recommendations, make-vs.-buy analysis, layout, cost impact and schedule activities as required. 
  • Implementation of processes including equipment procurement, coordination of installation, process capability prove-out, training, process documentation, work standard measurement and production start-up. 
  • Demonstrate cross-functional project management skills. 
  • Input to and development of strategic and capital plans.
  • Provide ongoing support of processes resulting from process improvement, part changes, changing capacities, etc.
  • Review production problems as they are identified and implement solutions. 
  • Develop, implement and update documentation and training. 
  • Contribute to initiatives by other plant functions such as quality, safety, environment, production control, etc., to improve operations.
  • This position reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.



  • Four-year technical degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Agricultural Engineering and a minimum of five years’ experience in a manufacturing engineering role in a gear manufacturing environment.
  • Must have extensive background in machining and machining related technology.
  • Strong background in machining process development and process improvement.
  • Ability and willingness to develop new machining related technologies.
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills to facilitate discussions with a wide variety of personnel at different levels of the organization.
  • Ability to support multiple projects at once.
  • Must have valid driving privileges
  • Occasional travel (0-5%)
  • Occasional overnight stays (0-5%)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed working knowledge of gear manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Ability to read an interpret gear prints and standards is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of grinding, hobbing, shaping and finishing processes associated with gear manufacturing.
  • Experience in gear grinding programming and troubleshooting processes.
  • Detailed knowledge of gear inspection including inspection equipment operations and programming.
  • Some international travel required.


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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