Manufacturing Engineer III (E3)- Kalispell

  • Applied Materials
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Oct 23, 2020
Full time Engineering Manufacturing

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Develops, implements, and maintains methods, operation sequence, and processes in the fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies, and final assemblies.

Interfaces with other engineering functions to coordinate the release of product improvements and/or new products.  Launches, releases, approves, and implements or issues engineering change requests as required to support design engineering and Operations with new and existing products.

Estimates manufacturing costs, determines time standards, and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements.  Uses DFx principles to reduce manufacturing and/or product costs, and improve delivered product quality.

Develops and uses test procedures, including assisting with the definition of test specifications with design/software engineering.  May work with test engineering on the design and development of text fixtures.  May assist in the coordination of test fixture sourcing activities.

Gathers operational and test data and evaluates results; may takes corrective/continuous improvement actions.

Evaluates work methods, procedures, and policies.  Participates in the development and maintenance of new and existing business processes; updates as necessary to ensure current practices are documented.

Determines root cause and corrective action analysis for issues that arise during the assembly and/or test of systems; provides a failure analysis report as required.

Performs Process Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis when working with New Product Development.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities

 Business Expertise

  • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work


  • No supervisory responsibilities but provides informal guidance to new team members

 Problem Solving

  • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents 


  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies

 Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations


  • Manufacturing point of contact for resolving design and build issues
  • Generate and manage engineering specification waivers
  • Drive engineering corrective actions
  • Work instruction creation and updates
  • Design manufacturing jigs and fixtures
  • Facilitate manufacturing process improvements
    • Value stream mapping
    • Material routing
    • Material presentation
    • Tooling presentation
    • Build sequencing


  • Experience in Windchill and CREO preferred.     
  • Mechanical or Industrial engineering experience in LEAN manufacturing assembly processes and work instructions preferred.
  • Motivated, driven, and self-starter.
  • Must be able to manage dynamic priorities.

 Education:  Bachelor's Degree

 Years of Experience:  4 - 7 Years

 Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:  Yes

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.