Ground Effects: Vehicle Design Systems
Ground Effects Employment
Manufacturing Engineer

Summary The Manufacturing Engineer will take responsibility for all design for manufacturing and assembly activities at Ground Effects. The incumbent is expected to pro-actively identify where products could be better optimized for manufacture/assembly. 

Job Duties

  • Representing and enforcing DFMEA in design reviews.
  • Representing manufacturing in DFM/A's.
  • Leading PFMEA / Control Plan creation and updates (with supplier participation).
  • Creation of assembly flow charts or supervision of supplier assembly flow charts creation for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Assist Quality with Work Instructions for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Creation of Control Plans or supervision of supplier Control Plan creation for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Ensuring that all assembly processes operate within lean manufacturing principles (Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kanban, etc.).
  • Identification of DFM/A improvements to existing products to include a cost benefit analysis to allow senior evaluation and approval.
  • Identification of manufacturing process improvements to existing process and tiered supplier base to include a cost benefit analysis to allow senior evaluation and approval.
  • Supporting our Quality department in the qualification and selection of new suppliers by inputting a thorough evaluation of the suppliers manufacturing capabilities.
  • Input of manufacturing (tooling, Assembly and Manufacturing Test equipment) estimates to quotations to our potential customers.
  • Conduct work flow analysis and make recommendations for improvement in material handling and shop layout.
  • Establish and maintain work standards for product costing and productivity measurement.
  • Develop and optimize work flow in cell layout to streamline material flow while providing ergonomic work areas
  • Create Engineering Change Notices (ECN) as related to manufacturing process improvements.


  • Engineering degree in appropriate field, e.g. B. Eng (Mechanical or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a manufacturing engineer in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of taking at least one project through manufacturing launch plus at least one year of subsequent production.
  • Experience of participation in a product development team from inception to manufacturing launch including evidence of the imposition of DFM/A into the design.
  • Expertise in DFM/A techniques.
  • Expertise in Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of TS16949
  • Knowledge and execution experience of APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Process Flow.
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.
  • The ability to produce reports/presentations to communicate status of assigned projects/tasks.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Quality Control background including problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Sound technical background (hands-on) with logical deductive reasoning approach
  • Interest in developing technical skills through both internal and external training
  • Exceptional organizational abilities with task prioritization, multi-tasking, use of timelines and time management techniques
  • Support continuous improvement in the department and company as a whole
  • Knowledge of CAD would be an asset
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed

Work Conditions

  • Some travel may be required
  • Overtime and weekend work may be required
  • May be exposed to hazards associated with manufacturing necessitating PPE
Please reply by email to or by fax to 519-946-0185.  Only the selected candidates will receive a response.  Thank you for your interest
Ground Effects has dedicated itself since its inception in 1986 and has evolved into a multi-faceted supplier of quality interior and exterior accessory components for the automotive industry and more.
With extensive Design, Machining, Milling, Bending, and In-house tooling capabilities, Ground Effects Ltd can meet virtually any industry requirement, we look forward to working with you to meet your goals
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