Manufacturing Engineer


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region ( ), PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

PALFINGER is seeking a strong Manufacturing Engineer candidate familiar with lean manufacturing practices and processes to join the team and work out of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.


Job Summary

The manufacturing engineer will develop and improve manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods. This position will be tasked with analyzing, developing, implementing and maintaining methods/procedures, manufacturing operation sequences, specifications, and equipment requirements for production / assembly of new and existing products. Through these activities, metrics will improve in such areas as safety, quality, cost and productivity. Collaborate and partner with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations teams to continuously improve the manufacturing system through a combination of both engineering and operational excellence principles.

This role reports to the Plant Manager offering a competitive compensation package and opportunity for on-going career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Apply lean manufacturing principles to improve production processes and achieve cost reduction.
  • Create manufacturing documentation and ensure integrity of existing manufacturing documents.
  • Provide shop floor resolution.
  • Document standard work, perform time and method study.
  • Engage in process improvement with front line employees and supervisors as a best practice to evaluate, support, and sustain a robust process.
  • Troubleshoot operational capability, quality, capacity and equipment reliability problems and facilitates problem solving efforts to determine root cause and corrective actions.
  • Ensure efficient manufacturing through achieving quality, cost, operating specifications, customer and company standards and requirements.
  • Prepares and submits methods for efficiency improvements and reducing waste.
  • Operate with a high degree of urgency to identify concerns and implement solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology required.
  • 5+ years of proven manufacturing engineering experience driving process integration and process improvement required.
  • Extensive experience in manufacturing engineering by developing and improving manufacturing systems utilizing both engineering and lean principles required.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with front-line employees, customers, and leaders.
  • Extensive background working on the shop floor with operations demonstrating urgency to solve key manufacturing problems.
  • Root cause analysis using problem solving methodologies.
  • Understanding and knowledge of continuous improvement (Toyota Production System, Kaizen, Lean, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings required.
  • SolidWorks, Pro E experience.
  • Knowledge with components of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Ability to handle high pressure, prioritize work, and understand impact of duties.

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards.
  • Comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options.
  • Opportunity for continuous learning and career growth.
  • Environment of Respect, Integrity, Openness, Inclusion and Support.

Summer Dalmont

SR. Human Resource Business Partner

Oklahoma City, OK

PALFINGER North America, LLC
341 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73114
United States