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M. C. Dean Manufacturing Engineer – New College Grad in Caroline County, Virginia

Manufacturing Engineer – New College Grad

ID 11266

Location Caroline County, VA

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M.C. Dean is Building Intelligence™. We design, build, operate, and maintain cyber-physical solutions for the nation’s most recognizable mission-critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises. Learn more about our capabilities (https://www.flipsnack.com/mcdean/recruiting-brochure_v0-3-1/full-view.html) .

Our success is predicated on building trusted teams of the very best people, working together to solve the hardest problems in our industry for our customers. We invest in developing great people we love to work with, building trust with great customers we love to work for, and innovating great solutions for work we love to do.

We are seeking new college graduates driven to excellence and inspired to build a smarter, more sustainable, and connected future as a Manufacturing Engineer in our innovative Modular Mission Critical facility outside of Richmond, VA.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing manufacturing processes, ensuring product quality, and enhancing efficiency. This role encompasses a range of responsibilities, including Bill of Materials (BOM) maintenance, equipment purchases, and the creation of fixtures and assembly aids to facilitate the production process.

Responsibilities will include:

BOM Maintenance:

· Manage and update Bill of Materials (BOM) to reflect changes in product design, materials, and specifications.

· Collaborate with design and production teams to ensure accuracy and completeness of BOMs.

· Streamline BOM structures to optimize production efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Equipment Purchases:

· Assess manufacturing needs and identify opportunities for new equipment or upgrades to existing machinery.

· Research and evaluate potential equipment suppliers, considering factors such as cost, quality, and technological advancements.

· Collaborate with procurement to negotiate contracts and finalize equipment purchases.

Fixture and Assembly Aids Creation:

· Design and develop fixtures, jigs, and assembly aids to enhance production processes.

· Collaborate with design and production teams to create tools that improve assembly efficiency and ensure product quality.

· Conduct testing and validation of fixtures to ensure they meet specified requirements.

Process Optimization:

· Analyze manufacturing processes and identify opportunities for improvement, especially in relation to fixture and assembly aid utilization.

· Implement changes to enhance overall efficiency, reduce cycle times, and improve quality.

· Provide training to production teams on the proper use of fixtures and assembly aids.

Quality Assurance:

· Collaborate with the quality assurance team to ensure that fixtures and assembly aids meet quality standards and contribute to overall product quality.

· Conduct regular reviews of fixtures to identify and address any issues affecting product quality.


· Maintain detailed documentation of fixtures, assembly aids, and equipment specifications.

· Create and update work instructions and standard operating procedures related to fixture and equipment usage.

· Ensure that all changes to BOMs and manufacturing processes are properly documented.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

· Work closely with cross-functional teams, including design, production, quality assurance, and procurement, to ensure alignment in equipment and fixture needs.

· Provide technical support to resolve manufacturing issues related to fixtures and equipment.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or similar discipline

  • 0-2 years of experience in the engineering field

  • Familiarity with BOM maintenance, equipment purchases, and fixture/assembly aid creation

  • Proficiency in CAD software

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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Applicants for this position may be required to obtain or provide proof of flu shots or of other vaccinations depending on customer requirements and nature of the position or demonstrate a valid basis for exception.

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