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Manufacturing Engineer II

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Bluffdale, UT, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to lead the portable renewable power industry through innovation and education.  We believe in empowering the human potential while creating a more sustainable future.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, rechargers and accessories give a new breed of mobile consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life.  We invite you to join our adventure as the Manufacturing Engineer.


NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Core duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Gather, generate, and distribute technical product and process documentation deemed necessary on new products and for mid-life form/fit/function changes to a product.
    • Help create, adjust, and manage documentation of key product requirements, especially in regard to design for manufacturability.
    • Define quality control and inspection plans and ensure implementation on new products to maximize product quality and yield in production.
    • Support development of the manufacturers’ control plan by setting and communicating product acceptance criteria (MSP).
    • Review product and process information and communicate proposals to reduce cost and/or increase reliability of products.
  • Develop and implement a Manufacturing Quality framework, including:
    • Documentation management for incoming, inline, and final QC from manufacturers for all products.
    • Pallet and unit tracking to manage quality in design and manufacturing, state of charge, and other relevant details associated with shipments from manufacturers.
    • Drive tracking governance and action items to improve quality throughout the manufacturing and supply chain
  • Develop and engineer test platforms that streamline design validation/acceptance testing through tools, software, and automation
  • Assess root causes of technical issues, and drive corrective action on products in development stage, and as needed on launched product.
  • As needed, be on site with manufacturers to close technical issues – International travel required.
  • Assist with design development testing and validation during spike demand or downtime.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field, required
  • Minimum of 8 years of directly relevant work experience in quality, manufacturing, or production management of electronics, hardware, or mechanical devices.
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing, shipping, and logistics of consumer-packaged goods (CPG), consumer electronics, and similar products.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and tools, both for product validation/testing and for use in production processes.
  • Fundamentals of electronics, including an understanding of current, voltage, and resistance.
  • Fundamentals of manufacturing and materials processes for metals and plastics, in particular injection molding processes.
  • Proven ability to use problem solving and analytical skills to address design and manufacturing problems that cause quality issues.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with both technical and non-technical stakeholders in product quality.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time and use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • International (China) and Domestic travel required up to 50% may be required.
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as out in the warehouse and manufacturing facilities.


Working Environment 

  • Open office environment (Primary)
  • Warehouse Environment (Secondary)
  • Position to be located in Bluffdale, Utah.  No relocation available.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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