Manufacturing Prototype Engineer

Date:  22 May 2023
Location:  Lowell
State:  MI
Country:  US
Company:  LTTS

Job Description & Skill Requirement:


Primary responsibilities in descending order for this position include:
•    Designing, developing, and building assembly and fabrication jigs, fixtures and processes.
•    Working with Product Engineering to provide prototypes and samples to customers as part of the CPQR process.  
•    Direct ownership of the prototype work area, including safety, 5s, and job flow management/reporting. 
•    Analyzing the existing operations and initiating process improvements using time studies, line balancing, and other tools
•    Developing assembly equipment and production cells including process maps, value stream mapping, and work instruction development
•    Training operators on new processes and procedures
•    Participating in New Product Development process to ensure that product designs incorporate Design for Manufacturing principles
•    Performing cost analysis to support both New Product Development and existing equipment needs
•    Maintaining system integrity for manufacturing product information
•    Creating routings to manage material flow through the manufacturing process
•    Creating/maintaining plant floor and manufacturing area layout drawings
•    Providing direction to maintenance team members as well as interns and technicians where required


•    1 – 3 years fabrication, manufacturing or design engineering experience is required
•    Confidence and experience around fabrication equipment is required.  
•    1-3 years of CAD/CAM experience is required. 
•    Experience with design and implementation of PLC controlled assembly and inspection equipment/fixtures is desired. 



Skill Requirements (Technical, Communication, Interpersonal, etc.)

•    Metal working, welding, and mechanical assembly skills are required. 
•    Communicating effectively with management, teams, engineers, and the shop floor
•    CAD/CAM software proficiency is required. (Solidworks, GibbsCam, Siemens NX is Preferred)
•    Excelling in problem solving, innovation, team participation, and self-motivation.
•    Managing process improvement activities on multiple and concurrent projects, demonstrating a sense of urgency
•    Working with teams to achieve Quality, Cost and Timing targets
•    Six Sigma Green Belt certified preferred
•    Experience PLC Troubleshooting and minor modification preferred
                o    Allen Bradley RS 5000
                o    Allen Bradley RS 500
•    Experience Modifying HMI’s preferred
                o    Allen Bradley FactoryTalk Studio ME
                o    Allen Bradley Panelbuilder 32

Behavioral Requirements/Distinguishing Characteristics

•    Team work and collaboration-oriented
•    Professional poise and presence
•    Determination and bias for action 
•    Personal accountability/ownership mentality
•    Change/Results oriented
•    Act as role model by displaying good judgment and integrity
•    Respects others; has to have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with many different types of people, 
ability to command respect from peers and subordinates versus demanding it

Work Environment (travel, shift, lifting requirements, hazardous conditions, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering