Senior Manufacturing Engineer (NPI)


(On-Site) Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  52442
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


In this role: This role will perform technical activities leading to new or improved products or processes that have significant impact on the company.  This position is mostly responsible to contribute to New Product Introduction (NPI) by creating assembly processes, assembly line design, BOM structure design, line labor balancing, quality and first pass yield metrics, and other related activities. This role will take the lead on some initiatives providing direction, communication, and ownership.


What you will be doing:



New Product Introduction (NPI) Manufacturing Engineering

  • Interfaces with design (mechanical and electrical), process, test, reliability supply chain, sourcing, and logistics teams to solve production problem issues and identify improvements in product design and manufacturability.
  • Interface with suppliers, sourcing, and design teams for development of standards, processes, and instrumentation (SPI) and qualify external production materials
  • Develops and sustains process improvements to reduce production costs and increase yields
  • Makes recommendations for changes in the selection and application of components, materials and systems. May propose changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability
  • Creates, reviews, and updates assembly and work procedures to ensure standardization and  in documented to meet specifications
  • May lead work with other teams on process improvement initiatives
  • Will drive communication, understanding, and ownership as it relates to process improvements and requirements for new product introduction
  • Identify testing opportunities to ensure higher line productivity and higher yield due to a greater ability to meet product requirements.
  • Provide feedback regarding BOM structure including manufacturing requirements for strategic assembly design
  • Ability to analyze prototype and production data to develop root cause, understand process control limits and out of control processes, determine and understand failure modes
  • Develop process improvement fixtures through the use of CAD and ability to then qualify the fixture itself showing process cycle time improvements or cost savings
  • Ability to develop production line setups for new products and platforms and build in improvements over the course of the project. This does include the analysis of the CapEx requirements and then submission of CapEx projects for approval


Manufacturing Engineering

  • Develops, implements and reviews methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies or extrusion
  • Makes recommendations for tooling and process improvements existing product lines to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations
  • Guide and mentor Junior engineering and operations employees regarding technical information, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing requirements


 Must have for this role: 

  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 5+ or related experience; or 3+ years of experience with an advance degree or PhD without experience or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a technology hardware and software based production environment
  • Proficient with the use of SolidWorks (or equivalent) and its use to create assembly jigs, fixtures, and related manufacturing aids.


Nice to have:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Statistical analysis, quantitative and analytical problem-solving ability


Travel Requirements: 10%


What​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of:


Additional Information:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis