Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer

companyWaterSaver Faucet Co
locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/26/2024
Full Time
Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer

WaterSaver Faucet Co. manufactures specialized precision valves and faucets for use in science laboratories. We are a third-generation, family-owned company that has been in business for over sixty-five years. Our products are used all over the world and we are the worldwide leader in our industry.
Our 125,000 square foot headquarters was recently expanded and renovated into a state-of-the-art, LEED Gold-certified manufacturing plant and office space and is located on the northwestern edge of downtown Chicago. CTA train and bus, Metra and Divvy stations are all within walking distance and we are only a few minutes from the Kennedy Expressway and offer free on-site parking. We employ roughly 160 people on-site and over 250 world-wide.
We offer a workplace environment that rewards creativity, innovation and the drive for excellence.

Role & Responsibilities:
We have an opening in our Engineering Department for a Manufacturing Engineer. This is a hands-on role, working to support manufacturing processes in our machine shop. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following.
  • CNC Programming
    • Create CNC programs for prototype and production components.
    • Improve current processes by creating process documentation, cycle time reduction, investigating new tooling and processes, etc.
    • Troubleshoot production and quality issues in real time.
    • Work with software partners to develop robust Post Processors for all CNC control types.
  • CAD Design and Modelling
    • Design new tooling and fixtures to improve efficiency and reduce cycle times.
    • Work with design engineering to improve DFM/DFA of component parts.
    • Document tooling, fixturing, and work-holding by creating solid models and part prints.
  • Robotics Integration
    • Implementation of robotic machine tending for CNC equipment including design, fabrication, programming and testing of work cells.
    • Improve/troubleshoot processes on current robotic cells.
    • Create work instructions for current and new robotic cells.
  • Process Improvement/Lean Manufacturing/5S
    • Use principles of lean manufacturing to reduce waste, increase thruput and maximize efficiency throughout the shop.
    • Create process documentation to reduce downtime and ensure parts are made the most efficient way every time.
    • Foster culture of continuous improvement that focuses on bringing all stakeholders together to work towards common goals.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications.
  • Bachelor's degree in industrial manufacturing or mechanical engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 5-7 years of hands-on work experience (internship, coop, full-time, etc.) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes (milling, turning, bending, grinding, etc.).
  • Knowledge of CNC programming (Fanuc, Okuma OSP preferred).
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, MasterCAM (or similar), Microsoft Office.
  • Desire to work hands-on in a machine shop environment.
  • Team player, able to work with people from the shop floor to the corner office.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new processes and technologies in a fast paced, ever-changing role.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including:
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
  • BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance.
  • MetLife PPO Dental Insurance.
  • VSP Vision Insurance.
  • Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Combined Profit Sharing and 401K Retirement Savings Plan with Company match.
  • Educational Expense Assistance Program.
  • Paid vacation time.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid sick leave.

WaterSaver Faucet Co./Guardian Equipment Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing and retaining a diverse work force and providing a safe and healthy work environment.

Fields of study

  • CNC

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Solidworks
  • Okuma
  • Fanuc