Columbia Tech

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer ( I ) is responsible for developing high quality manufacturing processes for a wide variety of products, including all phases from production planning to final assembly.  This individual will be responsible for transitioning products from internal (CT Engineering) and external (CT customers) CT manufacturing, and supporting those products once in routine production. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by collecting data and working with more senior manufacturing engineers to analyze and plan staffing, work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing basic to intermediate complexity testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information to management by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Possesses a basic level of understanding or background in lean manufacturing, fixture design, part design, design for manufacturing and assembly practices. 
  • Creates and maintains manufacturing records including Bills of Material, assembly and test procedures and work instructions, and test records.
  • Implements continuous product improvements aimed at improving reliability, design for manufacturability and assembly (DFMA), as dictated by customer needs and requests.
  • Keeps production and test equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Support floor personnel in assembly for manufacture, troubleshooting documentation and design issues to resolution.
  • Support Program/Project Managers by providing technical assistance
  • Perform costing and /or estimates for product changes or new products.
  • Direct activities and provide guidance and oversight to manufacturing technicians.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering. 
  • 0-6 years’ experience working in an ISO regulated capital equipment product manufacturing environment.
  • Working experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred), MS Office, MS Project, and MRP/ERP systems.
  • Good technical aptitude and basic understanding of electro/mechanical assemblies.
  • May have basic knowledge of MRP/PDM; Epicor E9/10 and SW EPDM software experience a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of GT&D, inspection methods and tools.

Working Environment

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Occasional travel required.

Physical Requirements

  • Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.


Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.