Manufacturing Engineer


Natchitoches, LA

If you are a manufacturing professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Copeland/Alliance Compressors has an exciting opportunity for you!  Based in Natchitoches, LA, you will work in the assembly technical support team to accomplish the manufacturing goals safety, quality, productivity, and cost. Monitor key manufacturing objectives and develop and execute projects that aligns with gaps in performance.  You will direct technical planning, purchasing, installation, and qualification of new equipment and products in the assembly process.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, You Will:

  • Conceptualizes, develops, and initiates process improvements and cost reductions.
  • Use Lean principles to reduce cycle times and reduce waste throughout the plant.
  • Manage projects from concept and design to appropriation approval, qualifications, and full business integration.  Will often involve leading a team through a project.
  • Self-initiate improvement and / or corrective actions for safety, quality, cost and productivity concerns using formal six sigma problem solving tools.
  • Develop documentation for operators and maintenance on proper equipment operation and care.
  • Update plant drawings, maintenance plans, and documentation as projects require.
  • Effectively communication changes to all levels of the organization and at all stages of implementation


Since this position is day shift, the general working hours for this position are 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • BS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering technology areas
  • 1 year experience in a technical or technical support role including co-op/internship experiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven leadership experience
  • Previous project management experience
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word)
  • Legal work authorization in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role

Preferred Education, Experience & Skills:

  • 2+ year’s experience in a high volume, discreet manufacturing environment
  • Background in robotic welding processes
  • Fanuc robotics, Allen-Bradley PLC experience
  • Previous experience with drafting software (Designer, Solid Works, NX, Pro-E, …)


Alliance places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance.  We provide access to a competitive benefits package to offer you the right options to meet your individual and family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Why Work in the Greater Natchitoches, LA Area
Our facility is located in Natchitoches, LA, known as the “City of Lights.” Natchitoches is a charming, historic, southern town that is home to Northwestern State University, the movie “Steel Magnolias,” and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. We are conveniently located within driving distance between two larger cities, Shreveport and Alexandria. The area’s generally low cost of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. Natchitoches offers excellent restaurants, shopping areas, art galleries, and numerous festivals throughout the year, making this an exciting place to live and work. In addition, Natchitoches was recently voted as the Best Small Town in Louisiana by the readers of “Southern Living”. 

About Our Location
Alliance Compressors LLC develops, manufactures, and markets one through six-ton scroll compressors. Scroll compressors are used in commercial and residential air conditioning units. The current facility is over 365,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 35,000 square feet of office space. This climate-controlled facility is the third-largest manufacturing business in the area, and offers its 600+ employees many opportunities for advancement