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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Welding

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Welding

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Manufacturing Engineer Lead Sr
Position Type 
Regular Full Time Employee
Manufacturing Operations - MO
Up To 25%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Why Navistar?


  • Over the past two years Navistar has redesigned most of the International Truck vehicle line-up, including the LT Series and RH Series tractors, HX Series vocational truck, and soon to be introduced HV Series and MV Series trucks.  The company is witnessing market share growth in several of its core segments, a testament to the customer acceptance of its new products
  • Product quality and uptime has been a strong and ongoing focus across the entire company.  Navistar has introduced a number of new powertrains to its truck line-up, including the International® A26 12.4L diesel.  
  • Our alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus increases our global scale, strengthens our competitiveness, and provides our customers with expanded access to cutting-edge products, technology and services.
  • Superior parts and services offering throughout the country via our distribution channel
  • Best in class non-asset based products that enable our customers to not only create value for themselves but for their customers as well


Navistar is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer within our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Group. This position will lead product development of both new product launch and changes to the existing products to align with corporate manufacturing strategy for North American truck and engine assembly operations.


This Senior Manufacturing Engineer will become the SME (subject matter expert) for a portion of the Navistar Truck assembly process. Specifically we are looking for a person with Body Assembly experience, which includes but not limited to resistance welding, fixturing and body assembly processes. 

  • Understand and master the truck manufacturing process at all Navistar locations. 
  • Will become the main interface with Product engineering and provide feedback consistent with the manufacturing strategy and approve all design recommended changes.
  • Interface with the manufacturing program leads, the manufacturing plants and the AME implementation leads.
  • Estimate manufacturing cost, determines time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines.
  • Document the best practices and manufacturing standards for their area of expertise

Position Purpose and Requirements

Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub assemblies and final assemblies. Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products. Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards, and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations. 


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of product manufacturing experience
  • At least 1 year lead experience


  • Master’s degree and at least 6 years of product manufacturing experience
  • At least 1 year lead experience


  • At least 10 years of product manufacturing experience
  • At least 1 year lead experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)
  • 3D CAD Experience (NX preferred)
  • Experience in assembly processes
  • 50% Travel
  • Ability to define, improve and document manufacturing processes
  • Process implementation and product launch support
  • Knowledge of quality assurance strategy and process capability
  • Identify through-put improvements including uptime and failure analysis
  • Project Management for new product and/or assembly process implementation
  • Ability to work on and manage several large projects simultaneously from start to finish.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with resistance welding
  • Process Engineering background
  • Six Sigma background (green belt or higher preferred)
  • Truck or other heavy transportation assembly and or testing experience highly desirable
  • Knowledge of equipment procurement process
  • Equipment qualification and plant start-up assistance
  • Experience with developing or maintaining manufacturing execution systems
  • Familiarity with APQP and related processes
  • Knowledge of automated process measurement systems & statistical analysis tools.
  • Experience with mechanical/electrical designs and automatic assembly equipment.
  • Experience with assembly methods for bolted joints
  • Positive attitude, ethics, and international values which support our company's values and a healthy, high performance culture.
  • Commitment to delivering quality processes and products which drive profitability
  • Experience with MS Windows applications


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Command Skills
  • Decision Quality
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Process Management

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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