Manufacturing Engineer Bowling Green, KY

192 Technology Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Full time

Organization: Nova Steel USA Inc.

Establishment: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Job Type: Engineer - Manufacturing Engineer

Description of the Company

Nova Steel, USA, is a family-owned company that is known as an excellent employer with over 40 years of expertise in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of steel.  We serve the automotive, mining, agriculture, transportation, plumbing and heating, HVAC, waste equipment, rail and other related industries across North America.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our Bowling Green, Kentucky location as a Manufacturing Engineer.

The ideal candidate would have experience in working in an ever-changing, fast-moving, and evolving environment. Candidates who have worked within a manufacturing/distribution environment are highly preferred.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans.
  • Deferred Compensation (401k) Plan with a company match.
  • No-cost Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability overages.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Team Events.
  • Employee Perks
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Job Description

This position will be responsible for designing, implementing, and reviewing the procedures involved in manufacturing processes. Duties include developing efficient manufacturing systems, processes, and machine automation techniques to maximize the throughput of production lines that result in high-quality products.  This position will report to the General Manager (or designate).

Job Skills and Knowledge:

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes based on quality criteria, such as efficiency and speed.
  • Study production and machine requirements.
  • Develop and implement effective automated and manual systems.
  • Manage design, build, and install new equipment.
  • Organize and manage manufacturing workflows and resources.
  • Optimize production processes to improve performance.
  • Analyze and plan workflow, equipment placement and space requirements to improve manufacturing efficiency.
  • Resolve issues and delays in production – downtime, over cycle, equipment reliability.
  • Find ways to reduce costs and maximize quality.
  • Train staff in new and existing processes.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Ensure that manufacturing procedures follow safety and environmental regulations.
  • Upgrade systems and processes with new technology.
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance and repair services and make sure that manufacturer’s procedures and instructions are followed in order to keep production equipment operational.
  • Continuous improvement mindset with a focus on driving our organization to operational excellence.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • Degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • Previous experience as a manufacturing engineer or similar role
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, fabrication methods and tool design
  • Familiarity with manufacturing equipment and quality assurance techniques
  • Commitment to health and safety standards and environmental regulations
  • Well-versed in relevant software (e.g. CAD, MS Office)
  • Project management skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Teamwork skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team orientated environment.

Additional Information

Nova Steel USA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nova Steel USA, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nova Steel USA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nova Steel USA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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