Position Profile

February 25, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Manufacturing Engineer


LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ 85027 (Company will pay relocation assistance for the candidate, if necessary.)
The company will relocate candidate to Arizona, if necessary.


The company manufactures small, electro-mechanical devices for the security and public service industry.

The Company offers a workplace where engineering has top priority and the support of the entire company. Moving into the right markets when the timing is right, the company is embarking on commercial applications and industrial solutions. The Company rewards excellence by offering outstanding compensation plus a bonus incentive.

The Company is looking for a Senior Electronics Design Engineer who can bring state of the art knowledge about electronics design, yet be familiar with older technologies.


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the manufacturing organization by developing instructions for all products and processes, identifying and solving production problems, and conducting prototype production runs.

S/he will be responsible for enhancing and supporting the entire fabrication, manufacturing and assembly process, including, but not limited to:

  • Work with Mechanical Design Engineers and other team members to plan out the machining and assembly process for current and future products.

  • Identify and solve production problems; implement changes to machine shop and assembly processes.

  • Plan and conduct prototype and pilot production runs for engineering development in the Machine Shop.

  • Coordinate process development of new products from engineering into manufacturing and assembly.

  • Manage assembly and machine shop area for daily efficiencies, process improvements, and efficient use of manpower.

  • Work with Materials Planner to meet daily production schedules.

  • Recommend and implement manufacturing, assembly, and mechanical design engineering plans and projects.

  • Provide input to design engineering to improve products for assembly and processing.

  • Oversee and coordinate maintenance tasks for all manufacturing equipment and HAZMAT disposal.

  • Participate in various engineering planning and staff meetings to review problems, progress, and schedules.

  • Research best tooling for manufacturing and design fixtures.


    At least ten years of professional manufacturing engineering experience, with the past five years of hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • Coordinate introduction of new products from Engineering into Manufacturing. Plan and conduct prototype and pilot production runs.

  • Knowledge of machining systems such as CNC milling, CNC lathes, robotic welding and related part fixturing.

  • Hands-on experience in electro-mechanical assembly methods.

  • Materials knowledge: adhesives, cyanoacrylates, epoxies, electroplating, powder coating and lubricants. Metal processing such as plating, coating, powder coating.

  • Design all tools, inventories, head-count and processes, to promote the most efficient, effective, profitable and safe work environment.

    Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing engineering design principles.
    · Knowledge of assembly of commercial electro-mechanical devices.
    · Knowledge of assembly processes, machining methods, and improvements.
    · Knowledge of set up and maintenance specifications for manufacturing machinery.
    · Knowledge of proper and safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
    · Knowledge of project management techniques.
    · Knowledge of or able to learn MRP software.
    · Machine shop techniques and practices.
    · Ability to recommend and justify the purchase of manufacturing equipment.
    · Ability to prepare and verify detailed calculations and specifications.
    · Strong communication and problem solving skills.
    · Work independently while adhering to department operating rules and guidelines.
    · Organize and prioritize tasks and activities.
    · Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
    · Ability to successfully complete projects/sub-projects within agreed upon deadlines.


  • Consistently self motivated and work with minimal guidance, as appropriate.
    · Consistently maintains a professional demeanor and appearance.
    · Demonstrate a positive attitude and sets examples by how they work.
    · Consistently on time and working.
    · Consistently demonstrate honesty and a high degree of integrity.

    The candidate will be committed to: safety, meeting deadlines, profitability, creative solutions and excellence.

    Additional descriptors of the ideal candidate are: resourceful, results-oriented, takes initiative, wants a challenge, committed, continuous learner, goal-oriented, manages stress, team player, adaptable, direct, independent, good listener, problem solver, creative and information seeker.

    Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a closely related field is required.

    An opportunity to work in a stable, growing, modern company with state of the art equipment and processes. Excellent benefit package. Company will pay relocation assistance for the candidate, if necessary.


    To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume (in Word format only; no PDF please), cover letter and salary history to: (please put job title in the subject line of your email)

    Lisa K. Locke
    Locke and KEY Executive Search
    Phone: 510-533-2005
    Fax: 510-533-2055
    Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com
    Website: http://www.lockeandkey.com/