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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Portland, OR   

Functional Area : Engineering 

Number of Openings : 1 

Current Openings : 1.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional Manufacturing Engineer I, II, or III opportunity at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.


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 candidate will apply extensive technical expertise and analysis in the planning and design of manufacturing processes.



  • Plans, conducts and implements research, development, or engineering assignments generally involving several high impact, high complexity manufacturing process projects
  • Supports production by troubleshooting and optimizing plant manufacturing process
  • Continuously improves product quality, increase efficiency, and reduce production down time
  • Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between oneself and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions.
  • Identifies root causes of product defects and low productivity, and implement solutions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Works on miscellaneous manufacturing process problems dealing with production down time, loss of or low efficiency, or quality deviations.
  • Identifies technological sources of information and utilizes that information to achieve goals/objectives.
  • Plans, organize, and execute new projects related to higher yields, increased uptime, and improved cycle times
  • Communicates technical concepts and information in non-technical, more easily understandable terms.
  • Interacts with marketing, accounting, purchasing, manufacturing, product design and suppliers/customers
  • Conveys information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents.



  • BS in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline



Manufacturing Engineer I

  • 0 – 2 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience. Internship may count towards meeting this requirement.

Manufacturing Engineer II

  • 2 – 5 years of relevant experience.

Manufacturing Engineer III

  • 5 – 8 years of relevant experience. Experience should include exposure to multiple engineering disciplines.


  • Core competencies: Demonstrated skills in continuous learning, flexibility, customer focus, quality commitment and good relationships are required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the design of manufacturing equipment or other machine tools very helpful
  • Solid understanding of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to apply those principles within projects that require calculations to define or determine a solution. Includes ability to identify alternative methods to check and verify solutions
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem solving
  • 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
  • Demonstrated flexibility 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
  • Demonstrates commitment and actively works for continuous improvement in processes and technical knowledge and uses performance data for improvement in key areas
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of 3D CAD software (e.g., Pro/E, SolidWorks, Inventor)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)



  • Available to work on site as required by job



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®, Pentruder and Merit.  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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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