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Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

JOB TITLE:                Manufacturing Engineering Technologist                      
DEPARTMENT:       Operations
REPORTS TO:         Manufacturing Engineering Manager
FSLA STATUS:        Non-Exempt
LOCATION:              Bremerton, WA

Responsible for supporting operations within SBI as a member of the Manufacturing Engineering Team. This position will play a critical role in helping set up manufacturing lines for current/new/redesigned products.  This position also will help design and build key manufacturing equipment.  Some cross training is required.
Candidate must demonstrate/provide the following skills and services:
  • Project Management
  • 2 year degree and 2 years of related experience or 5 years directly related experience.
  • Technical expertise to perform root cause analysis – eliminating problems through design analysis, ergonomic issues, and machine/process improvements, including machine purchase requirements.
·        Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach others.
  • Ability to work independently, competently, and within a team.
  • Ability to coordinate and provide direction for project team members.
  • Ability to evaluate, develop, and implement improvements quickly.
  • Understanding of Toyota Production System/Lean Manufacturing concepts and goals. Participate in strategic SBI Improvement Processes (Kaizen Events)
  • Ability to teach, develop, document, update, and improve Standard Work.
  • Develop and evaluate Engineering Change Request (ECR)/Engineering Change Notice (ECN)/Special Manufacturing Instruction (SMI) proposals/processes for production, including design improvements, and prototyping.
  • Monitor or measure manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality
  • Flexibility to work overtime, different shifts, and travel, on short notice as necessary.
  • Ability to work well under compressed time constraints.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects at one time.
  • Understanding of how to utilize precision measurements.


  • Hands-on engineering experience in a fabrication/assembly shop environment.
  • Experience with pneumatic tools, hydraulics, automated production equipment, machining/forming/welding requirements, and electrical systems.
  • Familiarity with computers, including MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD, and E-mail

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. Position requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, crawling, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to complete tasks. Get underway with watercraft as need for repairs or assessment.



 Posting is subject to internal and external posting.  Further questions and application assistance can be directed to HR (360)674-7161 X1148 or
SAFE Boat International, LLC is a Federal Contractor, follows all federal laws and contracting guidelines as set forth by the OFCCP including but not limited to:  being an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Plan, participating in Drug Free Business and E-Verify.  Applicants must be age 18 years or older and a US Person eligible to work in the US without sponsorship


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