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Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Employer: Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair

Best Place to Work Award 2015 & 2016 from Prairie Business Magazine

Location: Luverne, MN

Employment Type: Full-Time Position


Midwest Fire is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to lead its manufacturing operation. The full-time, leadership position is based at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Luverne, Minnesota. Skills & characteristics that will receive thoughtful consideration – strong leadership skills, strong mechanical engineering skills, background in lean/continuous improvement culture, industrious, high-energy, organized, positive, fun.


  • Identify, organize and lead teams to resolve production and product issues
  • Identify and implement cost savings and safety initiatives
  • Adapt machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions
  • Design arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Train lower level employees in the Engineering Department.
  • Have the knowledge and ability to design products that corresponds with the overall goals and look of the company
  • Draft drawings that are easily readable and understandable with all pertinent information included
  • Troubleshoot and solve manufacturing issues in a timely manner on a as needed basis
  • Discuss designs with the Leadership Team on ways to make manufacturing easier while improving the product at the same time
  • Verify that drawings made off of the designs show the original design intent
  • Send engineering related files to vendors such as .dxf, .stp, and/or .pdf files
  • Lead person on R & D projects
  • Develop training manuals as needed
  • Determine a course of action based on design
  • Provide variations of designs for different construction circumstances
  • Use drafting tools and computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems to prepare technical drawing that include structural, electrical, and mechanical components
  • Calculation of chassis weight and balance
  • Assist with specifying purchase parts



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in engineering, production management, project management or similar role in a complex business and manufacturing/systems environment.
  • Knowledge of NFPA, ANSI and other applicable standards
  • Lean Manufacturing training/knowledge
  • Experience with spreadsheet, word processing applications and basic knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Listening and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Sound judgment and proven leadership skills
  • Detail oriented, well prepared and organized

How to Apply

To apply, please send an e-mail with your current resume to