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Manufacturing Engineer

DeGeest Corporation

Sioux Falls Metro, SD

Posted/Updated: 22 days ago

Job Description

DeGeest is growing and hiring a Manufacturing Engineer! Be a part of our STRONGER STANDARD! We are a leading resource for manufacturers looking for excellence in Steel Works, Automation, and Finishing. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to create fulfilling and meaningful experiences every day. We Collaborate! We Think! We Do! If you want to feel empowered and appreciated, we encourage you to apply! 

Location: Tea, SD (right off I-29)
Work Hours: 7:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday

Position Summary: 
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and optimizing manufacturing processes and systems to ensure the efficient and cost-effective production of products. They work closely with cross-functional teams to implement process improvements, troubleshoot production issues, and enhance overall productivity.  


  1. Develop and improve manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency, reduce production costs, and ensure product quality.
  2. Design and implement production systems and workflows, including the selection of equipment and tools.
  3. Implement quality control measures to ensure products meet or exceed industry and company standards.
  4. Identity and resolve quality issues by implementing corrective and preventive actions.
  5. Evaluate and recommend cost-effective materials, components, and manufacturing methods.
  6. Identify opportunities for automation and implement technology solutions to streamline manufacturing processes.
  7. Lead or participate in projects related to process improvement, capacity expansion, and new product introductions.
  8. Develop project plans, set milestones, and manage resources effectively.
  9. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, design and quality assurance, to resolve production issues and implement process changes.
  10. Ensure compliance with safety regulations and work on creating a safe working environment for employees.
  11. Identify areas for improvement that drive Lean manufacturing practices and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related field.


  • 4 years of experience in manufacturing engineering or a related field.  
    • Proficient in CAD Software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
    • Experience with CAM programming for CNC Machines.
    • Knowledge and experience within a machine shop, sheet metal shop and mechanical assembly.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles or Six Sigma methodologies.

Required Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail with ability to focus on a given task.
  • Enthusiastic about learning new skills and technology.
  • Effective time-management tactical approach to work prioritization.
  • Commitment to continued development through the DeGeest Strong Standard Program.
  • Read, speak, and write the English language.
  • Good communication skills.

To better serve our employees, we offer competitive benefits as follows

Competitive Pay
Bonus Programs 

Medical – Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account
Dental and Vision Plans
STD/LTD and Voluntary Life/AD&D Plans

401k with a company match

9 Paid Holiday, 1 Floating Holiday
PTO for New Hires

Additional Incentives
Safety glasses and steel toe boots reimbursement
Work shirts provided by DeGeest
Free Pizza Wednesdays

Note: The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is eligible for a bonus. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:
DeGeest is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.