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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
Location: Woodland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

This position continually improves existing manufacturing processes and develops new manufacturing processes to support new product development implementation.


  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, problem solve, and test for various plant capital projects.
  • Working knowledge of the design/manufacturing of engineered products involving machining, forming, welding, assembly, testing, and packaging processes.
  • Optimization of current manufacturing processes and development of new manufacturing processes utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Lead and participate in Lean kaizen events utilizing Lean tools and methodologies.
  • Manage cost reduction efforts including global sourcing of components and processes, including redesign of products and components through execution of Value Added/Value Engineering (VA/VE) methodologies.
  • Project management of implementation of new manufacturing processes including capital equipment justification and purchase contract development.
  • Develop and document written standard operating procedures and methods on manufacturing processes.
  • Document and train production personnel on standard operating procedures.
  • Assist maintenance department as needed.
  • Assist tooling department with tooling control process development and implementation related to manufacturing equipment to optimize tooling design and usage.
  • Communicate continually with plant supervision, quality, and safety representatives regarding equipment modifications, procedure revisions and training.
  • Maintain accurate product structure, packaging data, and design drawings utilizing 3D CAD software.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned through discretion of their immediate supervisor


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Manufacturing Engineering and/or the equivalent in experience (5 years min.)


No positions report to this position.


  • Experience with manufacturing process improvement, new product introduction, machinery and documentation. Experience in metal forming/welding, tubing industry and high-volume manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is desired.
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD solid modeling software, Auto Desk Inventor preferred. Solid works will be accepted.
  • Prior Six Sigma project participation and Six Sigma Greenbelt certification highly desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general mechanical engineering and mechanical design principles and practices, including tooling design. 3D design experience desired.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in an effective manner
  • Effectively communicate with employees, vendors, and customers at all levels of the organization including strong presentation skills.
  • Practical industrial engineering experience in a high-volume assembly and manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office or equivalent software. Experience with Microsoft Project software is a plus.

  • Ability to move throughout the plant and office areas.
  • Alternates between sitting, standing, and moving within the work area.
  • Must be able to manipulate equipment used in performance of tasks.
  • Other demands include but not limited to oral, written, and presentation/communications skills.
  • Works in an office environment
  • Will have regular exposure to the plant floor.
  • As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)


  1. Collaborate Across Workgroup

  2. Initiate Positive Change

  3. Deliver High Quality Results

  4. Focus on the Customer

  5. Develops Self & Others

  6. Accountability

By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application.

Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Watts Water Technologies, Inc., Elk Grove , Manufacturing Engineer, Other , Woodland, California

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