Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer


Job ID: 2021-2384
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Manufacturing
Horton, Inc.


Company Information:

Horton, Inc., a global airflow industry leader in reliability, service, and innovation, has an opening for a Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer to work in our Roseville Corporate Headquarters.

Position Summary:

Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) hand-off projects from Design Engineering to Manufacturing globally, comprising:

  • Owning manufacturing timelines & deliverables within Horton Innovation Process (HIP)

(HIP is Horton’s stage-gate, cross-functional new product development process.)

  • Understanding existing worldwide manufacturing processes & capabilities
  • Advancing Design Engineering awareness & capability for manufacturability
  • Leadership of Manufacturing Feasibility Reviews (MFR) for cost & quality objectives
  • Effective utilization of IATF Core Tools – APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP
  • Support of new supplier development as needed
  • Support introduction of new manufacturing technologies as needed
  • Review and recommendations pertaining to make vs buy decisions
  • Facilitation of excellent collaboration between plants and headquarters
  • Involvement in common improvement initiatives / projects across Operations



  1. HIP Timelines and Deliverables for Manufacturing
    1. Participates on HIP project teams, representing manufacturing
    2. Provides input related to existing capabilities to support launch
    3. Acts as project manager for operations’ (manufacturing, quality, & supply) deliverables
    4. Proactively manages actions to hit timelines for gates and eventual launch
    5. Drives performance to time, cost, and quality objectives of the project
  2. Understanding of Existing Manufacturing Processes & Capabilities
    1. Maintains knowledge of each plant’s processes & capabilities
    2. Participates in plant process design & layout reviews for new products
    3. Quickly assess how new products would drive impact / change
    4. Use knowledge to interface with sales and/or customers as needed
  3. Design Engineering Awareness of Manufacturing
    1. Maintain significant interaction with design engineering
    2. Participate in design reviews with knowledge to drive designs favorable to manufacturing
  4. Manufacturing Feasibility Reviews
    1. Leads cross-functional reviews as part of HIP process
    2. Captures issues/gaps and drives resolution
  5. IATF Core Tool Use
    1. Understands requirements of Core Tools - APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP
    2. Complete or participate on teams completing requirements of HIP stages
  6. Supplier & Manufacturing Technology Development
    1. Stay abreast of manufacturing technology requirements determined by product roadmaps
    2. Jointly attend regular tradeshows and complete benchmark studies as needed
    3. Work with Procurement to identify, select, and qualify new suppliers of purchased materials
    4. Work with machine vendors/distributors to support introduction of new manufacturing technologies for new product introductions and/or cost savings
    5. Provide input into the annual and long-term capital planning process
  7. Strategic Make vs Buy Decisions
    1. In support of new product introduction, Provide analysis with support of accounting to assist in decisions on make vs buy actions
  8. Collaboration & Common Initiatives
    1. As part of the Operations team, participate and support major objectives and annual operating plan initiatives as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ of total relevant experience in manufacturing, engineering, or quality
  • 2+ years’ experience specifically working in or with manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in design engineering, advance manufacturing engineering, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with IATF Core Tools - APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP
  • Experience specifying, quoting, and launching new manufacturing equipment
  • Discrete manufacturing experience including metals, plastic injection molding, automation, & assembly technologies & processes
  • Project Management Certification
  • Lean or Continuous Improvement Methodology Training & Experience
  • Proficient with Siemens NX Solid Modeling software

Must be able to show legal authorization to work in the United States. No Visa sponsorship provided.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, qualified candidates should log onto

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Full time
Salary Range
$64,000.00 - 88,000.00
per Year
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Roseville, MN 55113, US