Progress Manufacturing Engineer

March 23, 2024

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Brenham

MIC Group


MIC Group (MIC)provides comprehensive machining and electro-mechanical assembly solutions to the most complex of manufacturing challenges. With advanced vertically integrated manufacturing services, MIC supports customers from new product development to final production through concurrent engineering services, quick turnaround prototypes, production runs, and continuing cost improvements. MIC’s headquarters is in Brenham, TX. For more information on MIC, please visit:

JB Poindexter & Co (JBPCO)is a privately held, diversified manufacturing company forecasting $2B in annual revenue and 7,000 team members in 2021. The nine operating subsidiaries, covering over 50 locations, are engaged in the production of commercial truck bodies, step-vans, utility trucks, funeral coaches, limousines, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, pickup truck bed enclosures, precision machining, and expandable foam plastic packaging. For more information, visit

This full-time position is focused on designing, implementing, and standardizing manufacturing processes. A strong emphasis on providing the engineering needed for flawless first-time launch of new products. Additionally, this position is the champion of continuously improving processes for legacy products, driving cost reductions, improving quality, and reducing lead time.

• Produce the framework for new products utilizing the techniques found in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
• Facilitate effective communication in a cross functional team setting.
• Develop process routings, tooling, gaging and fixturing to ensure first-pass success of products.
• Provide a continuous drive for improvement across core capabilities.
• Oversee capital projects required for business growth in current and emerging markets.
• Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to reduce waste.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Ability to apply analytical skills and scientific technical principles in problem solving.

• Develop highly detailed manufacturing instructions (routers) to support production needs – including Bill of Materials, Raw Material identification, Outside Processes, Process Drawings, Assembly Drawings and Instructions, and Factory Layout Designs.
• Review customer specifications to ensure that all technical requirements are met and be able to apply those requirements to the production plan.
• Preform as the key contact in the plant for product related activities involving qualification and launch of new products.
• Design all required fixtures and gages to ensure a successful production plan.
• Work with production team members to identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop/execute plans to realize improvements.
• Evaluate and implement internal or customer driven engineering changes.
• Work with cross-functional teams including Operations, Planning, & Programming to ensure production process and machining / tooling requirements are synchronized.
• Collaborate closely with customers to develop valuable design-for-manufacture solutions.
• Evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements and modifications to core capabilities, equipment, and ability to conduct business.
• Adhere to defined work instructions and processes to produce consistent high-quality work.
• Provide manufacturing cost estimates for new and existing products.
• Work and communicate in a highly professional manner with colleagues and customers alike. Success in this position will require the development of cooperative, cross-functional, team-based relationships that are based on strong, professional communication and clear understanding of objectives.

• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Must have extensive hands-on experience with the following manufacturing equipment: CNC Mills 3 & 5 axis, CNC Turning, EDM, Gun Drilling, Welding, Hydrostatic Pressure testing, and Heat Treat.
• Must be able to understand and anticipate how materials will react at each stage of the manufacturing process.
• Must be able to articulate proper order of operations and why.
• Strong ability to read and interpret technical documentation: Specifications, Procedures, Drawings, GD&T, and Manuals.
• Ability to apply principles of machining, metrology, quality control, mathematics, and engineering economics.
• Proficiency with solid modeling software: Creo, Inventor, Solidworks (Preferred).
• Experience using ERP systems: Visual MFG, Global Shop, JD Edwards (Preferred).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with a focus on Excel.
• Knowledge of manufacturing principles/processes: Lean Manufacturing, PPAP, APQP, PFEMA, SPC.
• Weld engineering and weld procedure qualification is beneficial.
• Additive manufacturing experience and knowledge is beneficial.


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