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Production Support Laborer

Liberty Diversified International

Production Support Laborer

Minneapolis, MN
+1 location
New Hope, MN
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    As a PRODUCT ENGINEER with SAFCO, you will be responsible for engineering, developing, and refining proposed product solutions through the application of engineering principles, skills and methodologies to support a wide assortment of products both sourced and manufactured.

    This full-time position reports directly to our Director of Quality and Engineering and is located in Safco’s headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota (Highway 169 & Bass Lake Road).

    Required Skills

    IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

    • Collaborate in the product development process.
    • Ensure the feasibility of proposed new product designs, and redesigns of existing products relative to constraints of cost, schedule, function, aesthetics, fit, finish and manufacturing capability.
    • Develop internal engineering proposals recognizing all relevant internal and supplier process limitations, capabilities, and requirements.
    • Analyze supplier-provided engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to the product design.
    • Collaborate in development of requirements-driven specifications for material, secondary processing, fit, finish, and performance of all product components.
    • Utilize 3-D CAD in the development of engineered product solutions and associated production tools from concept through manufacturing release.
    • Management of the Bill of Materials (BOM).
    • Develop and maintain procedures and standards for testing, repair and maintenance of all products and packaging.
    • Develop product packaging solutions that recognize the demands and requirements imposed by all forms of shipping employed by Safco, and ensure products arrive to the customer undamaged.
    • Partner with cross-functional teams to help troubleshoot product design issues or defects by providing recommendations and alternative approaches to the overall design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging of the product.
    • May require work related travel up to 20% of the time for sales and service support, manufacturing evaluation, and design follow-up. This travel can be both domestic or international.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, mechanical or manufacturing engineering or equivalent experience
    • At least 3 years’ experience working with methodologies, tools, approaches and method for manufacturing products or product components, preferably with prior experience in both sourcing and manufacturing environment.
    • Project management skills
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Solid Works. Experience with JD Edwards (JDE) preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience with Six Sigma, Lean and Design of Manufacturing.
    • Experience with defining packaging requirement a plus.
    • Experience in designing for sheet metal, plastics and wood materials
    • Creative troubleshooting ability

    SAFCO has delivered exceptional organization and workspace products for the ever changing ways in which people live and work. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with revenue of $200M, Safco operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Milford, Iowa and distribution centers located in Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, and California. With the acquisition of Mayline in 2016, Safco entered the U.S. manufacturing and operations space producing approximately 25% of its product offering and sourcing the remainder. By making the strategic decision to manufacture in the U.S., Safco is able to deliver with greater speed and efficiency, and build in additional protection in matters such as global trade decisions / tariffs.

    In 1966, SAFCO became part of the LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL family of businesses. Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL (LDI) has revenues exceeding $700M. LDI is comprised of three divisions: Paper and Packaging, Workspace Products, and Building Products. Led by the company’s first external CEO and a talented management team, LDI is on track to become a $1B company. We have 1,900 employees and 20 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Since LDI'S inception in 1918, our values – CARING, INNOVATION, TRUST AND EXCELLENCE – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. With roots in the corrugated cardboard business, today we operate in the core markets of paper and packaging, retail merchandising, workplace environments and building products.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREERS WITH US: http://jobs.libertydiversified.com

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PARENT COMPANY & FAMILY OF COMPANIES: www.LibertyDiversified.com

    LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFCO: www.SafcoProducts.com

    ◊ ◊ ◊

    Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered. This position does not offer financial support for relocation or VISA sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.

    Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

    • Collaborate in the product development process.
    • Ensure the feasibility of proposed new product designs, and redesigns of existing products relative to constraints of cost, schedule, function, aesthetics, fit, finish and manufacturing capability.
    • Develop internal engineering proposals recognizing all relevant internal and supplier process limitations, capabilities, and requirements.
    • Analyze supplier-provided engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to the product design.
    • Collaborate in development of requirements-driven specifications for material, secondary processing, fit, finish, and performance of all product components.
    • Utilize 3-D CAD in the development of engineered product solutions and associated production tools from concept through manufacturing release.
    • Management of the Bill of Materials (BOM).
    • Develop and maintain procedures and standards for testing, repair and maintenance of all products and packaging.
    • Develop product packaging solutions that recognize the demands and requirements imposed by all forms of shipping employed by Safco, and ensure products arrive to the customer undamaged.
    • Partner with cross-functional teams to help troubleshoot product design issues or defects by providing recommendations and alternative approaches to the overall design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging of the product.
    • May require work related travel up to 20% of the time for sales and service support, manufacturing evaluation, and design follow-up. This travel can be both domestic or international.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, mechanical or manufacturing engineering or equivalent experience
    • At least 3 years’ experience working with methodologies, tools, approaches and method for manufacturing products or product components, preferably with prior experience in both sourcing and manufacturing environment.
    • Project management skills
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Solid Works. Experience with JD Edwards (JDE) preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience with Six Sigma, Lean and Design of Manufacturing.
    • Experience with defining packaging requirement a plus.
    • Experience in designing for sheet metal, plastics and wood materials
    • Creative troubleshooting ability

    SAFCO has delivered exceptional organization and workspace products for the ever changing ways in which people live and work. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with revenue of $200M, Safco operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Milford, Iowa and distribution centers located in Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, and California. With the acquisition of Mayline in 2016, Safco entered the U.S. manufacturing and operations space producing approximately 25% of its product offering and sourcing the remainder. By making the strategic decision to manufacture in the U.S., Safco is able to deliver with greater speed and efficiency, and build in additional protection in matters such as global trade decisions / tariffs.

    In 1966, SAFCO became part of the LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL family of businesses. Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL (LDI) has revenues exceeding $700M. LDI is comprised of three divisions: Paper and Packaging, Workspace Products, and Building Products. Led by the company’s first external CEO and a talented management team, LDI is on track to become a $1B company. We have 1,900 employees and 20 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Since LDI'S inception in 1918, our values – CARING, INNOVATION, TRUST AND EXCELLENCE – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. With roots in the corrugated cardboard business, today we operate in the core markets of paper and packaging, retail merchandising, workplace environments and building products.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREERS WITH US: http://jobs.libertydiversified.com

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PARENT COMPANY & FAMILY OF COMPANIES: www.LibertyDiversified.com

    LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFCO: www.SafcoProducts.com

    ◊ ◊ ◊

    Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered. This position does not offer financial support for relocation or VISA sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.

  • Industry
    Manufacturing
  • Locations
    Minneapolis, MN • New Hope, MN