UniCarriers Americas Corporation
  • 420 - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marengo, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K)

Manufacturing Engineer

UniCarriers Americas Corporation

UniCarriers is growing! Consider a fulfilling career at a company where you can progress professionally with your level of expertise.


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Job Description

The position is for a Manufacturing Engineering role to support the assembly of forklifts and transmissions. The job setting is a cross functional team environment with a 60/40 time split between the production floor and office.

  • Support Manufacturing: Process engineering changes, develop process documentation, train operators, trouble shoot production issues and provide timely resolution, contribute to cross functional teams, lead and implement line balance changes.
  • Facilitate Continuous improvement activities: evaluate manufacturing and business processes, identify improvement opportunities, evaluate options, and implement solutions.
  • Implement Capital projects: manage projects from idea to start of production; work with outside vendors to develop solutions, develop justification for stake holders, and facilitate project implementation.


Job Requirements

  • Prior experience in manufacturing environment
  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree Engineering Discipline (Manufacturing and Mechanical preferred)
  • The ability to work effectively with people
  • Experience with assembly processes: DC torque tools, manipulators, fixtures, etc.
  • Experience with line balance
  • CAD experience: AutoCAD mandatory, 3D experience is a plus
  • Ability to interrupt drawings
  • Working knowledge of ERP software
  • Have the ability to learn new processes
  • Kaizen experience is a plus
  • Must have an optimistic personality and positive outlook
  • Detail oriented
  • Good planning skills with the ability to work independently


Company Overview

UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg. 

While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.

  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.

Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.

UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
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