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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Tualatin, Oregon

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Turnkey Projects & Electrification
Requisition Number: 239390
Primary Location: United States-Oregon-Tualatin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens Mobility Division

Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.


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Job Description:

Position Overview


We are currently seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer at our production facility to guide  the team that supports the manufacturing of DC traction power rail electrification equipment and supporting components.




  • Creates Manufacturing Documentation Packages for use by production floor, including Solidworks 2D drawings, wire lists, Bill of Materials etc.
  • Modifies Solidworks 3D models
  • Reviews and redlines electrical schematics
  • Tests and troubleshoots manufactured equipment
  • Performs Quality Control (QC) inspections as necessary
  • Assists in identifying, analyzing, and implementing manufacturing cost reduction initiatives
  • Assists in developing and implementing routine performance measurement and improvement initiatives
  • Assists with routine inspections and investigations by gathering data related to proper utilization of company labor, equipment, materials and facilities 
  • Provides assistance in planning of equipment layout, workflow, and accidental prevention measures to maintain optimum and safe utilization of plant resources
  • Designs manufacturing flows for build products inserting QC and data acquisition and control points
  • Occasionally train bay leads and floor technicians in product functions and applications
  • Provides assistance in activities for the development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Ensure productive and cost effective use of technical resources to achieve company targets, margins and profit
  • Positively influence Engineering design and construction safety performance and aims for zero accidents
  • Support the project commercial process with the Commercial Manager and ensure all Engineering design change requests are processed on time
  • Maintain effective communications with all project participants to ensure contract delivery
  • Take an active role in the local coaching of junior /less experienced staff to ensure the developmental needs of both the individual and the business are met
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analyzing problems and creating innovative solutions
  • Flexible approach to work, and ability to prioritize and manage your time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgments



Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience (minimum)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience  working as a manufacturing engineer 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with DC switchgear design and manufacturing
  • Experience managing a team of manufacturing engineers is required
  • Experience in both electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Experience in fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to translate material requirements from electrical schematics and mechanical models
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to effectively work as an individual and as a member of a team
  • Proven safety management knowledge
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good communication and inter personal skills and be able to effectively communicate and report at all levels
  • Proficient in discipline specific ANSI / IEEE and NEMA standards
  • Experience within a contracting or custom manufacturing industry
  • Proven ability to lead a successful, high-performance team to accomplish targeted goals
  • Experience working within a matrixed organization is beneficial
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience to read/understand/ interpret wiring schematics and / or control circuitry
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing or similar production process improvement
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience writing production test / Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) procedures
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience conducting production test / Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Visio)
  • Proficient in Solidworks 3D and AutoCAD Electrical


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • Master of Science (MSc) degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (preferred)


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