Manufacturing Engineer

Bridgewater Interiors, LLC

Holland, MI



Manufacturing Engineer will use engineering principles to design, procure, install and validate manufacturing processes. Analyzes and plans for labor utilization, equipment requirements, workflow, manufacturing space requirements and layout for maximum efficiency.


  • Study individual and group jobs to determine the most efficient method of performing the jobs.

  • Recommend rearrangements of workstations, production lines, and modifications in equipment and materials to improve plant performance.

  • Design measured work systems to determine and control assigned manpower and labor costs by doing the following:

  • Measure and analyze the specific tasks to be performed

  • Establish performance standards based on current data

  • Review and audit performance standards periodically

  • Monitor Controls Systems for operability, develop and implement reaction plans for various system failures

  • Development of manufacturing processes by completing detailed engineering analysis of:

  • Design for assembly

  • Logistics and contingency planning

  • Process flow

  • Process labor planning & line balance

  • Material flow planning

  • Plant layout

  • Facilities requirement definition

  • Build manifest definition

  • Shop floor controls systems

  • Ergonomic analysis

  • Workstation planning

  • Andon/Plant visual management

  • Process failure mode and effect analysis

  • Determine the most efficient combination of material, process and machine to produce parts.

  • Recommends changes to the manufacturing processes methods and procedures to upgrade quality and quantity of products and/or line operating efficiencies.

  • Coordinates activities with Production, Production Control, Maintenance and Industrial Engineering to meet Company objectives of lowest cost, highest quality products.

  • Validation of manufacturing process to meet labor targets, production output and quality standards

  • Actively participates in Health/Safety/Environmental investigations and the 8D process in order to develop root cause analysis for problem resolution as required.


  • Familiarity with APQP, Work Instructions, PFMEA, and control plans desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering


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