Manufacturing Engineer

Kelly Engineering is currently recruiting for a (Direct Hire) (Manufacturing Engineer) job located in Statesville, NC. Responsible for providing Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement support to the Metal Plant Fabrication and Welding areas with limited direction or supervision. The successful candidate will utilize their experiences and knowledge of lean/continuous improvement tools to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Costs within the Metal Plant. The position will partner with the Plant Manager and Operations Leadership Team in problem solving efforts which reduce waste, eliminate variability and increase our overall manufacturing efficiencies. A proven track record of improving and sustaining results through the use of formal problem solving and process improvement tools such as 5 Whys, Pareto analysis, 8D, PFMEA, Daily Management, etc. will be key for this role.



  • Independently identify, develop and drive innovative process improvements which improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Profitability within the business.
  • Research best practices to develop and implement innovative / world-class manufacturing processes to include appropriate capital equipment and technology identification, selection and implementation.
  • Train production personnel as needed on process changes and improvements.
  • Evaluate jobs, work stations, cells for appropriate ergonomic and safety issues.
  • Identifies, plans and leads Kaizen/lean continuous improvement events to include Kaizen charter development, proper selection and use of lean tools, appropriate problem solving activities, action plan developments, project plans, etc. Sustains results of Kaizen/lean events by implementing processes and tracking key metrics as required.
  • Drive problem-solving activities for production related problems. Provide technical assistance and work with Design Engineering to solve daily production issues.
  • Implement new processes and techniques to improve fabrication and weld productivity and increase the flow of parts from raw material through final welded products.
  • Supports New Product Development team for fabrication and welding to assist in developing the manufacturability of new products through new process development or modification of existing processes to meet criteria of new product.
  • Support the strategic objectives of the business through special projects.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering with 5 plus years of experience in a metals fabrication facility directly supporting manufacturing.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement tools within a manufacturing operation required.
  • Experience in data analysis and problem solving to include the use of run charts, Pareto analysis, PFMEA, 5 Whys, 8D, and other problem solving techniques preferred.


Why Kelly®?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.