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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly


New Castle, IN, US, 47362

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.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Lead and manage plant or company’s technological drive of assembly department. Develop and mentor other Manufacturing Engineers and Process Technicians while providing technical direction and leadership. Lead improvements to plant or organizational 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.
  • Lead or contribute to the product introduction process.  Activities will vary depending on project size, structure, and phase but may include: cost estimation, suggestion and evaluation for design for manufacturability, process investigation, schedule development, make-vs-buy analysis, prototype manufacture, 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.
  • Provide technical direction and leadership to other Manufacturing Engineers and Process Technician. Develop/mentor other Engineers and Technicians.




  • Associate's degree required plus 8-15 years of related experience.  Bachelor's degree preferred.  Previous experience with assembly operations helpful.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to lead the discussion, meeting, project, etc., and communicate across all levels of the organization. Must be able to lead cross-functional teams, manage medium to large projects, and contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives. Requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to support and mentor Process Technicians, Supervisors and others.


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: New Castle

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