Manufacturing Engineer

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Rahco Rubber, Inc.

Date posted: 2024-01-17
Start date: Immediately
Location: 1633 Birchwood Ave., Des Plaines, IL USA
Full/Part time: Full Time

Job Description

If you are a dedicated Manufacturing Engineer with a passion for process optimization, we invite you to apply and become part of our growing team at Rahco Rubber. Join us in our commitment to excellence in rubber molding and continuous improvement. Company Overview: Rahco Rubber, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 & 2015 Certified, vertically-integrated manufacturer of custom-engineered, precision molded rubber components and sealing solutions. Since 1967, Rahco has built a reputation as a best-in-class supplier and value-added partner to the nation’s most sophisticated manufacturers, OEMs and Tier I & II suppliers. It is a family-owned and operated business that embraces a customer-focused philosophy based on trust, dedication to delivering the highest quality and lean manufacturing excellence. Rahco products are predominantly found throughout the appliance, water distribution, off-road equipment, food service, rail hatch, electrical supply, agricultural and medical implements industries. Benefits: • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plans. • Professional development opportunities and continuous learning programs. • Opportunities for career advancement within a growing and dynamic organization.The Manufacturing Engineer will play a pivotal role in optimizing production processes, ensuring efficiency, and contributing to the overall success of our manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate will bring a strong background in manufacturing engineering, expertise for process improvement, and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.


New product implantation:
• Assist with the launch of new rubber molded components, from preliminary review and process development stages through production handoff.

Process Optimization:
• Analyze existing manufacturing processes to identify areas for improvement in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality.
• Develop and implement strategies for process optimization, including the introduction of new technologies and methodologies.

Production Support:
• Provide technical support to production teams, troubleshooting manufacturing issues, and implementing corrective actions.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of new processes and technologies.

Continuous Improvement:
• Lead and participate in Lean Manufacturing initiatives, implementing principles such as DMAIC, Lean, and 5S.
• Drive projects focused on waste reduction, increased throughput, and overall efficiency.

Tooling and Equipment:
• Collaborate with design and maintenance teams to develop and optimize tooling and equipment for manufacturing processes.

Quality Assurance:
• Work closely with quality control teams to establish and maintain quality standards for manufactured products.
• Implement and monitor statistical process control (SPC) methods to ensure consistent product quality.

• Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and process control plans.


• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in manufacturing engineering or a related field.
• Proven experience in manufacturing engineering, process optimization, and continuous improvement initiatives.
• Familiarity with CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and other relevant engineering tools.
• Strong knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, and industry standards
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing high-quality work.



Contact Information

Email: [email protected]