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Manufacturing Engineer III

Work Location : Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)   

Functional Area : Engineering 

Number of Openings : 2 

Current Openings : 1.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.



The successful Manufacturing Engineer III candidate will apply extensive technical expertise and analysis in the planning and design of manufacturing processes.



Project Management

  • Plan, conduct and implement assignments involving several high impact, high complexity manufacturing process projects
  • Interact with marketing, accounting, purchasing, manufacturing, product design and suppliers/customers
  • Investigate and find resolution of specific processing problems for assigned projects
  • Support multiple individual and team projects while handling multiple tasks to successfully meet all deadlines.
  • Function as project leader when assigned
  • Plan, organize, and execute new projects related to higher yields, increased uptime, and improved cycle times
  • Document and communicate project status, changes, and other information to managers, engineers, and supervisors

Production Support

  • Work on miscellaneous manufacturing process problems dealing with production down time, loss of or low efficiency, or quality deviations
  • Continuously improve product quality, increase efficiency, and reduce production down time

Technical Recommendations

  • Identify technological sources of information and utilize that information to achieve goals/objectives
  • Formulate and recommend technical direction
  • Participate in productivity improvement investigations
  • Identify root causes of product defects and low productivity, and implement solutions to prevent reoccurrence
  • Conduct thorough risk analysis
  • Provide constructive feedback in design reviews
  • Identify major “engineering process” improvement opportunities
  • Provide recommendations on manufacturing systems


  • Communicate technical concepts and information in non-technical, more easily understandable terms
  • Convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents
  • Create an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between oneself and others; encourage the open expression of ideas and opinions



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent discipline


SKILLS/ABILITIES: Typical skills and abilities may include the following:

  • 5 - 8 years of relevant experience. Experience should include exposure to multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with and improving metal forming, machining and Heat treat processes
  • Metallurgical experience is a definite plus
  • Demonstrated ability in implementing automation systems
  • Capable of purchasing and installing new equipment
  • Solid understanding of industrial and electrical control system
  • Demonstrated ability for trouble shooting of production processes and equipment
  • Comfortable with being a hands-on engineer on all aspects of the manufacturing process and equipment
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Solid works, developing electrical diagrams and ladder logic programming experience
  • High volume manufacturing and automation experience preferred
  • Understanding of the design of manufacturing equipment or other machine tools preferred
  • Solid understanding of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes
  • Experience leading Lean manufacturing efforts
  • Able to identify alternative methods to check and verify solutions
  • Innovative thinker with excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated decision making and effective team skills, able to work independently or collaboratively as needed
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to motivate others and create a climate in which others want to do their best
  • Flexible and comfortable with change management concepts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to present highly technical information to diverse audiences, some without technical knowledge
  • Capable of handling high workloads in a dynamic work environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in processes and technical knowledge and uses performance data for improvement in key areas
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, MS Project and Outlook



  • Available to work on site as required
  • Day Shift:  Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Additional overtime may be necessary to support business needs, reasonable notice will be provided




Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, and Pentruder.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.