• Full Time
  • Kennewick, WA
  • This position has been filled

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Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting the manufacturing activities of class II and sterile medical devices. The role supports all aspects of the manufacturing environment from procurement through shipping with specific focus on in-house assembly and test. Works under the direction of Operations Management and with Production, Design Engineering, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, and other cross-functional groups as needed in order to support and improve the manufacturing process. Uses modern engineering methods and analytical tools to introduce new products and processes to the line, reduce assembly time, improve quality, and reduce variability.


Key Functions:

  • Works with cross-functional teams to resolve manufacturing issues
  • Drives compliance to the Cadwell Quality Management System
  • Develops, implements, monitors, and improves key manufacturing KPIs
  • Develops and maintains process documentation
  • Designs, documents, implements and qualifies manufacturing processes and test tools
  • Trains assemblers in new manufacturing processes
  • Evaluates product designs and facilitates DF(X)
  • Works with Design Engineering to introduce new products to production, implement ECOs, and sustain products as needed
  • Participates in vendor management to ensure vendor performance meets expectations
  • Participates in the non-conforming material review process
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • Emphasis on manufacturing preferred


  • Minimum 4 years experience as a manufacturing engineer in a production/manufacturing environment involving complex electronics systems production
  • Class II or Class III medical device experience preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge/Ability:

  • Requires strong English written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change, challenge the status quo and champion new activities
  • Ability to work successfully alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to manage changing requirements, deadlines, and priorities
  • Requires strong computer proficiency with strength in MS Word and Excel
  • Requires a thorough understanding of manufacturing work flow (including JIT, Kanban, and Kaizen), FMEA, and inventory management methods
  • BOM management including structure, engineering changes and regulatory and component data
  • Working knowledge of statistics (Process Control, Design of Experiments)
  • Requires the following physical activities:  bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 45 pounds, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity


Come play a leading role in the growth of Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., a world-renowned medical equipment innovator. Join Cadwell and be a part of the team that makes ideas come to life!