engineering | Manufacturing Engineer - Associate in Minneapolis, MN

Manufacturing Engineer - Associate

  • Graco
  • $90,580.00 - 129,120.00 / Year *
  • 801 S 4th St
  • Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Full-Time
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Job Description

Job Purpose:

Plan and execute requirements of the Strategic Business Unit and the Cell. The position will be held accountable for cost, delivery, and quality of operations on all equipment as directed by the Cell Leader.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Applied Fluids Technology Division (AFTD) in Minneapolis, MN. Products from AFTD are used to dispense high performance coatings and foams used in insulation and industrial coatings ( This division also includes advanced fluid dispense systems used in alternative energy, automotive and packaging industries ( Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016 & 2018.

Essential Duties:

* Plan, execute and report priorities
* Man-hour estimates
* React to changing priorities
* Recordkeeping and reporting


* Provide general production support for machining and/or assembly area as needed
* Evaluate upgrades for machining or assembly
* Troubleshoot issues (quality, efficiency, etc.) on assembly line or machine


* Serve as communication liaison between engineering, production, marketing, purchasing, etc. and Cell Leader
* Work as a team player
* Provide technical assistance
* Provide hands-on problem resolutions
* Report and facilitate correction of out-of-specification conditions


* Determine the proper processes
* Create and analyze standards and operation layouts
* Select and implement proper fixturing and tooling for machining and/or assembly job
* Perform capital equipment justification as needed
* Plan and implement preventive and corrective actions for reducing scrap, rework and down time
* Research and implement new technological ideas to keep the Cell continuously improving
* Learn and implement process improvements


* Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

* BS degree in engineering
* 0 - 1 years manufacturing experience or demonstrated qualification in technical field
* Good oral and written communication skills
* Good mechanical aptitude

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco's comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!


Associated topics: business, cost efficient, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, methods engineer, project, sap, supply, supply chain


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.