Manufacturing Engineer


Kai USA, the manufacturer of Kershaw Knives and Zero Tolerance Knives in Tualatin, Oregon, continues to grow and has an immediate need for a Manufacturing Engineer.


The priorities for the Manufacturing Engineer include process improvement, problem resolving, project management and employee training.

Essential Functions: 

  • Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.
  • Designs and builds assembly aids and tooling independently in a machine shop environment and in collaboration with our machinists.
  • Designs and builds robotic and stand-alone automation to support manufacturing needs.  This is accomplished independently and in a team environment.
  • Understands and works with industrial control systems including PLC's and pneumatics.
  • Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.
  • Serves as a liaison between Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, and Design Engineering.

Requirements / Qualifications

The ideal candidate has:

  • BS in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering, and 2+ years experience.
  • Or 5+ years relevant experience. 
  • Experience in a LEAN manufacturing environment is preferred. 
  • Intermediate computer and 3D CAD skills, knowledge of tooling design, and experience with new product development implementation are also preferred.

Salary: $55k-65k / yr. D.O.E.

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    Tualatin, Oregon 97062

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