Rain Bird Corporation

  • Manufacturing Engineer - Automation

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    United States
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for managing manufacturing engineering projects including automation, manufacturing processes, related systems, process improvement, plant layout and documentation.



    • Conceptualize and implement dependable, robust, and efficient automated production equipment
    • Provide technical advice and troubleshoot complex processes and equipment
    • Provide technical support to production and manage improvement projects
    • Justify and implement advanced, lean and efficient manufacturing methodologies
    • Train other manufacturing engineers, technicians and maintenance staff
    • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support for new and existing products
    • Initiate equipment modifications to improve productivity and product quality
    • Work with outside vendors to coordinate the development and improvement of manufacturing equipment
    • Work closely with the maintenance department to improve machine reliability and reduce downtime
    • Work with the maintenance department on facilities issues
    • Have a good working knowledge of industry best practices with respect to manufacturing processes and New Product Development




    • S. in an Engineering discipline
    • 3+ years background in advanced manufacturing systems or automation
    • Experience with continuous motion automated assembly
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Experience in support and improvement of automation equipment and production lines
    • Proven experience in setting up and maintaining high speed automated manufacturing equipment
    • Hands-on approach and ability to perform work on equipment
    • Project management skills to define and track engineering projects
    • Experience with PLCs, Vision systems and robot programming
    • Working knowledge of CAD/CAE Engineering tools
    • Ability to work well with both internal and external resources
    • Knowledge of SPC, FMEA, DOE and process capability studies
    • Well organized, enthusiastic, and a strong work ethic




    • Advanced Engineering degree or MBA strongly desired
    • 5+ years of New Product Development support
    • Proficient in SolidWorks
    • Direct hand-on experience with laser weld and ultrasonic welding processes
    • Experience with plastic injection molded components



    Rain Bird Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.