• Jr. Manufacturing Engineer

    Regular Full-Time
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(1 month ago)
  • Overview

    In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

    Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

    The Jr. Manufacturing Engineer is a great opportunity for recent graduates with a focus in Industrial Engineering, Apparel, Manufacturing, or Product Development. You'll be building foundational skills in this role starting with identifying opportunity and measuring operation cycles on the plant floor. You'll then compile and analyze that data to make cost saving recommendations to the plant manager and improve plant efficiency. Finally you'll take those recommendations and partner with management for hands on implementation with operators on the floor. We need data gatherer, analyzer, implementer who wants to learn and grow the basics of engineering.  

    Position Overview

    Reporting to the Director of Production and Engineering, the Jr. Manufacturing Engineer acts as partner and in service to the management staff - advising direction, providing support and analytical expertise. They are responsible for identifying and implementing measurable cost savings initiatives at an annual rate of 3x their salary.


    • Perform time studies to ensure incentive system accuracy.
    • Improve production line performance
      • Analyze operational steps of bags/garments.
      • Define and implement layouts for various styles.
      • Estimate line output based on standard performance vs operator efficiencies then assign labor and balance production lines based on that analysis.
    • Identify efficiency improvement opportunities in manufacturing within individual operations, propose improvements, estimate annual savings, partner with management and floor staff to implement and enforce.
    • Partner with management staff to define, document, implement and follow-up production procedures (creation of SOPs, visual aids, safety qualifications, training, etc.).
    • Partner with the Sample Department to provide functional support in developing/cost engineering new styles.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define opportunities for productivity improvement.  
    • Identify and manage cost saving projects – act as a liaison between all teams within the organization.
    • Understand and work with all machinery while considering improvements that could be made.  
    • Support management staff by advising direction and assisting with cost focused decision making.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • BS with a focus in Industrial Engineering, Apparel, Manufacturing, Product Development or combination of education and experience
    • 1-3 years of manufacturing experience in ‘hands-on’ capacity
    • Experience (or education) in work measurement (time study, MTM, etc.)
    • A passion for both analytics, data collection and working with people.
    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment, managing multiple projects within deadlines
    • Detail focused with a customer service attitude
    • Must be a team player with exceptional organizational skills
    • Excellent computer skills, intermediate knowledge of Excel required, Microsoft Office Suite a plus
    • Ability to read, write and speak English -- Multi-Lingual in Cantonese, Vietnamese or Mandarin a plus
    • MS Excel, Math and Logic skills required
    • Experience with Leather Goods a plus

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met of any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform those essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

    • Regularly alternate between sitting, standing, and walking for 8 hour shifts
    • Use hands and fingers to work cutting tools, trimmers, and industrial machinery
    • Use hands, fingers, and arms to lift, squeeze, pinch, grab products/items/supplies
    • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve products and supplies
    • See, talk, and hear
    • Carry products throughout facility to workspace, occasionally required to move or lift up to 40 pounds
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to view small details within 2 feet to inspect quality of products coming through cutting room and on the production floor

    Note:     This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive.  Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Filson is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings, which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Discrimina­tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally incon­sistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

    With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.




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