Manufacturing Engineer (Senior)

Job Locations US-AL-Anniston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Union


Proficient in SolidWorks, MasterCam CAD/CAM? Enjoy tool or pattern design and modeling? If you answer yes to both, then this Senior Manufacturing Engineer opportunity may be for you!


Tyler Union, a division of McWane, Inc., in Anniston, Alabama is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. Duties include creating, developing, and implementing tooling and metrics to eliminate waste in the manufacturing process for ductile iron pipe fittings for the water works industry. Use advanced manufacturing processes and knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials to recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls, coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.


Tyler Union, a division of McWane, Inc. located in Anniston, Alabama has a century of success in manufacturing and selling ductile iron fittings, joint restraints, and valve boxes for the waterworks industry. This is a salaried position with an excellent benefits package with health, life, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, and holiday. Be part of the team!


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All candidates offered employment must submit to a drug screen, physical, and background check.  



  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Management Program.  Advise management of any deviations from this program.
  • Develop, evaluate, improve, and eliminate waste in the metal manufacturing processes, to ensure best manufacturing practice.
  • Analyze manufacturing process flows and floor layout for continuous improvement of safety, quality, cost reduction, and efficiency.
  • Create and update tooling, fixtures, and quality gauges to support manufacturing.
  • Investigate operational problems through Root Cause Analysis of non-conformances in the manufacturing process and work on corrective action and sustainment.
  • Assist in collecting data-driven solutions for process improvements.
  • Work with the Engineering team to evaluate and update manufacturing print errors through the ECR process.
  • Work with production control and Engineering teams to ensure that released products have adequate BOM and routing operations.
  • Reverse engineer and develop pattern models for manufacturing of tooling replacement components.
  • Generate 3-axis milling code for manufacturing of tooling replacement components.
  • Coordinate with Product/Tooling engineering to get replacement tooling when needed.
  • Design material handling devices used by production units.
  • Solicits observations from the operators/production identify needs and recommend process improvements.
  • Confers with suppliers.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your Manager.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Materials, or Applied Engineering or related field required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing or production engineering role required (foundry environment preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with tool and/or pattern design and modeling required.
  • Computer skills required in SolidWorks, MasterCam CAD/CAM package, and Microsoft Office required.
  • Computer skills preferred in Geomagic ControlX/DesignX.
  • Experience with HAAS controller for 3-Axis Milling Machine preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Activities:

  • Must have abilit to work well with team members at a cross-functional level.
  • Must be flexible and able to work well in a fast-paced environment and be competent in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects.
  • Must be detailed oriented and a self-starter.
  • Must possess analytical and mathematical skills, quick thinking, and a solid understanding of the main principles of engineering, construction, and architecture.
  • Abilities required to perform this job successfully include information ordering; oral comprehension; written comprehension; deductive reasoning; inductive reasoning; mathematical reasoning; problems sensitivity; near vision; number facility; oral expression; visualization; category flexibility; fluency of ideas; originality; speech clarity; speech recognition; written expression; flexibility of closure; and perceptual speed. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work environment is a typical office setting within a heavy manufacturing environment. As necessary, must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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