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Manufacturing Engineer

Doosan Bobcat North America
Bismarck, ND
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At Doosan Bobcat, our success is powered by our people. Through our winning culture and one global team working together, we deliver the best products and service to our customers – and make the world a better place. Join our team today and start building your career with a worldwide leader.

Location : Bismarck

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The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for leading the deployment of a lean-based production system throughout NA (North America) sites, as well as direct improvements to the site(s) supported.  This is carried out through site assessments and improvement roadmaps that improve and stabilize the site KPIs long-term.  This individual leads resources throughout the site, region, and globe to ensure that the production system is effectively deployed to drive results in site and organizational KPIs.

Role & Responsibility

Production System Deployment:

  • Lead production system assessments, and improvement planning, and drive results aligned to level goals at the site(s).
  • Production system/module deployment and improvement execution to drive results aligned to DBPS improvement plans at the site(s).
  • Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) for lean-based production system; specific modules + system overall.
  • Support site and regional production system leadership to achieve results.
  • Identify engagement and improvement gaps, acting to close them.
  • Lead and develop regional systems to deploy the production system.


Site KPI Support:

  • Lead efforts to ensure that gaps in site KPIs are closed through both short-term and long-term projects and plans.
  • Identify and prioritize projects and Kaizens tied to key strategic initiatives for the organization, leading or resourcing as appropriate.
  • Support site leadership and other team/site resources to achieve results in site KPIs.

Standards and Training:

  • Develop regional OPEX/TQM standards and training.
  • Develop and execute a training strategy to support production system deployment throughout the organization, for both salaried and hourly employees, that delivers clear business results, both short- and long-term.
  • Develop, deliver, and improve training/tools, including lean, DMAIC, Six Sigma, A3, PDCA, and other problem-solving and production-system-specific content or tools.
  • Coach and mentor others to progress through projects and Kaizens aligned to appropriate improvement methodology (direct reports and other resources).


Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field 
  • Experience Preferred Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt, or equivalent (Lean-based) 
  • Travel Required: 10-24% 
  • Experience Required: 3+ Years
  • Global Breadth: North America 
  • Production system deployment experience is a plus (automotive is preferred) 
  • Experience in developing standards (quality, engineering, lean, or similar) 
  • Experience in Lean and Six Sigma implementation is preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and listening skills 
  • Strong performer; highly driven 
  • Ability to make sound, timely decisions 
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills and priority focus 
  • Strong demonstrated ability to influence and achieve results 
  • Strong process orientation to develop solutions to complex problems 
  • Ability to train Lean Six Sigma processes and tools (lean, A3, PDCA, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt) 
  • Demonstrated ability to execute promptly and achieve results 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands 
  • Prior experience with manufacturing processes 
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams, resource management, and project management is desirable  
  • Others / Difficulties & Areas of Focus when Carrying Out Job:
  • Being part of a remote team with peers and/or direct reports at different sites and/or different states 
  • Gaining buy-in from frontline staff and leadership to make needed changes 
  • Securing appropriate focus from a diverse group of part-time team members 
  • Completing projects thoroughly (proper analysis), but as quickly as possible 
  • Securing appropriate attendance in belt and hourly training 
  • Gaining buy-in from functional leaders to strengthen team belt competencies 
  • Allocating resources only to high-impact projects 

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bismarck


Our people power our progress. Keeping our company moving forward means empowering employees with opportunities to grow and the resources necessary to be happy, healthy and productive. That’s why we offer our people a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Here, you’ll enjoy full health coverage, paid time off, income protection, employee discounts on certain consumer goods, tuition reimbursement and more.

How do different cultures play a part in your organization?

Our North American headquarters is located in North Dakota, where we started the compact equipment industry. But our locations span the entire globe – dealers, manufacturing facilities and corporate offices – where innovation is driven forward worldwide. To continue expanding our reach, we’ve opened the Global Collaboration Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have?

•Education Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•These are entry level opportunities
•Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly. Must have the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure for extended periods of time in order to meet build requirements. Must possess the ability to read build sheets and blueprints.
•The ability to communicate with supervisors and fellow workers in both written and verbal forms at a level normally acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED is required.
•Job specific skills, techniques and safe work and equipment operating practices are learned through on-the-job and classroom training. General instructions are given on recurring duties, operations and assignments; detailed instructions are given on new duties, operations and assignments.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Our employees are the driving force behind our brand. We cultivate an environment where they feel valued and build their career while working for an industry leader. Career opportunities include positions in our corporate offices and manufacturing facilities. We also have a highly-competitive internship and co-op program. Your opportunity to contribute to the future of the compact equipment industry is right here.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years?

What do you feel candidates need to know about the company before applying?

Our success is powered by our people. Plain and simple. Their dedication and passion for empowering customers to accomplish more is what drives our continued industry leadership. Our integrated, global team of employees and dedicated dealers work together to deliver the best products and services; making lives, businesses and communities better and stronger.

Bobcat Company is both an employer and partner of choice, and we pride ourselves in attracting, retaining and developing top-tier talent and dealers to drive our mission forward.

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