Harper Industries was founded in 1998 by the staff ownership group, purchasing the assets of DewEze Manufacturing from the publicly held Owosso Corporation. Its products assist customers in the areas of ag, turf and mobile hydraulics. Harper’s sales have increased by an average of more than ten percent since the inception of Harper - total sales for Harper will exceed $24M in 2014. For more specifics on Harper’s products, visit www.harperindustries.com. Harper’s products are seen as the preferred products in the various markets they serve.

In addition, Harper Industries contract manufactures products under the Horsch name. Horsch is a German seeding and tillage company and Harper maintains a share of ownership of Horsch activities in North America.

Job Title

Manufacturing Engineer

Overview of Position

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and evaluating integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

  • Previous experience as a Manufacturing Engineer or related
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Demonstrated success working across departments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent working knowledge of 3D CAD Modeling Programs
  • Technical background
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Must exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence
General Job Responsibilities
  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control
  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency
  • Develop, coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities
  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization
  • Ensure currency of engineering drawings and documentation of production problems
  • Evaluate precision and accuracy of production and testing equipment and engineering drawings to formulate corrective action plan
  • Ensure manufacturing issues are taken to root cause and a proper solution is implemented
  • Keep abreast on the latest technology for fabrication, machining, welding, etc. to stay on the leading edge of methods to increase efficient manufacturing

Position open: Immediately

Beginning Salary: Based on experience

Bonus: N/A

Application Instructions

For additional information or to apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, 3-5 references the following email: careers@harperindustries.com