Manufacturing Engineer

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Lightforce USA Inc
Orofino, ID, United States

Phone: 2084769814
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Manufacturing Engineer


Orofino, ID 

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Nightforce Optics, Inc., was established in 1992 with one goal in mind: to build the finest riflescopes on the market. The same qualities that have made Nightforce the choice of professionals have now created a dedicated following among hunters and serious shooters. 

Note: All job offers are contingent on passing pre-employment requirements, including a drug screen and criminal background check.


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing manufacturing processes than ensure operator safety and efficiency, with built-in quality. He/she works closely with Production, the Machine Shop and Research & Development departments and is responsible for dealing with technical issues. The Manufacturing Engineer is the liaison between departments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline
  • Five years documentable experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering
  • Sound literacy in 3D CAD (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solid Works) & Microsoft packages
  • Manual and automated assembly experience
  • Machining and threading knowledge
  • Tool, jig and fixture design experience
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge and skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively and manage a project from start to finish
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, team oriented and able to work autonomously 

Core Accountabilities:

  • Evaluate bottlenecks and find/implement process improvements.
  • Develop concepts and/or design fixtures or tooling concurrent with product design.
  • Identify optimum manufacturing techniques.
  • Update 2D print data into 3D environment capturing all necessary manufacturing details.
  • Act as liaison between assembly and machine shop/suppliers assuring product details and processes are captured.
  • Troubleshoot and document assembly and machine shop problems.
  • Assist/develop inspection processes.
  • Provide technical documents outlining assembly and process standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as technical correspondent to materials making sure blueprint details are successfully communicated to suppliers.
  • Assist QA with supplier qualification
  • Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs
  • Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues and improve manufacturability
  • Contribute/lead manufacturing activities in New Product Development Process
  • Complete manufacturing responsibilities of Engineering Change Order process
  • Justify, specify and oversee commissioning of capital equipment

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