Manufacturing Engineering Manager

East Bay, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/20/2018 Job ID: JOS000007462

About the Role

This career-level position will support new product introduction (NPI) and supplier development as we continue to grow and expand our product offerings.  You will report to the Director of Engineering and Equipment Operations and work from our office. Domestic and international travel will be required and may be frequent at times. You will receive general supervision and direction from the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, and work with a cross-functional team to transition new products to manufacturing, and improve the quality, cost of goods, and reliability of existing products. Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist with the design transfer of new products to our contract manufacturing partners (CM’s) 
  • Provide support to CM’s for process development, scale-up, cost reduction, and quality improvement 
  • Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, improved quality and efficiency 
  • Select commercial electrical and mechanical components according to established specifications, and evaluate for performance, reliability, and cost 
  • Modify CAD models and drawings of custom components and assemblies, with guidance from engineering staff 
  • Plan and conduct design verification and reliability tests, prepare written protocols and plans 
  • Set-up and assemble test fixtures/apparatus, including measurement and data acquisition instruments; design, and source test fixtures/apparatus as needed 
  • With guidance from your GM prepare and pursue a personal development plan

About You

You are an enthusiastic team player with solid technical and people skills. You thrive in a collaborative work environment and love the challenges that come with innovation and change. You have a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, and manufacturing methods; a practical and logical approach to problem solving; and a desire to learn and expand your knowledge; are results driven with a “do what it takes” mindset, organized and able to focus yourself to achieve and exceed goals.



  • BS in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline required 
  • 4-7 years full-time experience as a manufacturing engineer in a supplier development role 
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals including: electrical and mechanical principles, fluidics, materials 
  • Experience with common manufacturing processes and practices: particularly injection molding, CNC and sheet metal fabrication 
  • Familiar with statistical methods, 6-sigma, and LEAN concepts 
  • Familiar with common instruments including: volt-ohm Meter, oscilloscope, micrometer, etc. 
  • Able to prepare, read, analyze, and interpret common technical and manufacturing documents 
  • Familiarity with common CAD software (SolidWorks desired) and office productivity tools (MSWord, MSExcel) 
  • Positive and fun outlook…we’re in the milkshake business after all!

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