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Manufacturing Engineer, Kadant Solutions, Auburn, MA

Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn MA, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI), is a leading manufacturer of high value, critical accessory equipment and systems for paper making and other processing industries. A leading supplier of doctor blades, holders and systems, its water management products are applied to cleaning of forming and press fabrics and filtration of process water.

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to develop and improve manufacturing processes by studying and evaluating production and manufacturing methods. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter with a combination of mechanical engineering and  comprehensive manufacturing experience in process, costing, ‘make/buy’ decisions, milling, machining, drawing, tool design, reading ‘prints’ and utilizing an ERP system.


  • BSc ME or related degree with 5-10 years manufacturing experience, preferably in custom products, not high volume low mix operations

  • ERP system experience, Oracle or other tier I expertise highly preferred

  • Knowledge of fabrication through build, with experience in CAD, 3-D Solidworks, preferred, as well as CAD/CAM circuit design

  • Understanding of hardware specifications, manufacturing materials and procedures, product development and quality with continuous improvement mindset

  • Proven ability to deal with complexity and collaborate with others

  • Leadership talent and exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including presentation of technical data in understandable manner

  • US work authorization required; unable to sponsor employment at this time


  • Evaluating manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators and others

  • Developing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying and testing manufacturing equipment; consulting with vendors

  • Improving efficiencies by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout

  • Assuring process and product quality by designing test methods; conducting in-process and finished testing capabilities; establishing standards and confirming processes

  • Providing data and information about production, labor and material costing; reviewing production schedules and estimating future requirements for key decision making

  • Preparing product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information, answering requests and questions; maintaining and entering process and product data base and writing computer programs

  • Keeping equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services, following manufacturers’ instructions and procedures

  • Adhering to product and company reputation by complying with safety and government regulations

  • Maintaining and enhancing professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational programs and associations; reviewing professional publications and developing professional network

Kadant Solutions offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Local and regional candidates encouraged to apply with resume and salary requirements to:

Joanne Moffatt
Human Resources Consultant
Email: [email protected]

Kadant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.