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Manufacturing Engineer - Projects


Posted by Leatherman on 04/29/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: , Action, Bike, Fishing, Fitness, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow, WaterSports

Job Categories: Design - Engineer, Design & Development - Product, Manufacturing

Company Type: Accessories, HardGoods/Equipment, Recreation, Retail

State: OR

City: Portland

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer - Projects for our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon.  Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools.  We employ over 500 Team Members in our 90,000 square feet facility.  Visit our website at:


The successful candidate for the Manufacturing Engineer - Projects will play an instrumental role in bringing new products to market by providing manufacturability feedback to product designers, developing robust and capable processes, and problem-solving manufacturing challenges.  Maintains a heavy focus on continuous improvement, cost reduction, and factory capital projects in partnership with Product Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.  Actively identifies areas for improvement and implementation of advanced technologies.  Supports business objectives and goals related to Safety Quality Delivery Cost (SQDC).


The ideal candidate must be able to:

=         Lead manufacturing process development for new product introductions.

=         Develop tooling, gauging, and fixturing to support part processing and inspection.

=         Partner with suppliers to understand design for manufacturing opportunities to support controlled and capable processes.

=         Inform manufacturing and product decision making by calculating process times and labor and material costs.

=         Perform statistical analysis, including capability studies, control charts, and interpret results.

=         Lead new or re-engineered capital equipment projects by understanding the needs and requirements, quotation, runoff and installation process.

=         Develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross functional areas to ensure new products are introduced to manufacturing in an effective manner. 

=         Provide DFM feedback to the Design and Advanced Development teams.

=         Review DFMEA and perform PFMEA studies to inform project risks, control plans, and PPAP content.

=         Proactively identify areas of improvement. Outline potential projects and baseline them against metrics.

=         Create and update process prints based on process capability and tolerance stack-ups.

=         Understand and apply Lean and Six Sigma tools.

=         Lead problem solving teams that implement corrective action through effective identification of root cause. 

=         Understand the opportunities in emerging technologies and how they apply to Leatherman.


Experience and Education Requirements:

=         Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering is required.

=         Three or more years of experience which provides knowledge of manufacturing processes in light industry and utilization of advanced problem-solving skills preferred.

=         Strong computer knowledge with demonstrated experience in MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

=         CAD skills required.  Solidworks experience preferred.  Understanding of GD&T preferred.

=         Able to utilize problem solving engineering methods such as Shainin, 8D, or Six Sigma.

=         Demonstrated knowledge of fixture design methodology.

Apply thru our website or click URL below:


Excellent Benefit Package:  Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, On-Premise Gym, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program, and Employee Discount on Products.  Come be part of the Leatherman Team.  Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!


Core Values:  We thrill our consumers with quality, products, and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential


Pre-employment background check and drug screening is required. Leatherman Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Leatherman

Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools.