• Process Engineer

    Job ID 2018-3206
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


    The Live Events manufacturing engineering organization within Daktronics provides leadership and project management skills to successfully design, implement, and improve manufacturing processes within the Live Events factory. Process Engineers report to the Live Events Manufacturing Engineering Process Supervisor and have a primary focus of continuous improvement projects. Manufacturing Engineering is expected to advance plant, business unit, and division projects in accordance with value stream, factory, and department initiatives.


    • Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; watching, building, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.
    • Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations and ideas from operators.
    • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
    • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; validating manufacturing processes.
    • Provide manufacturing leadership decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs.
    • Provide manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests from production, design, installation, and other groups.
    • Serve as liaison between manufacturing and design engineering to develop and/or improve processes to reduce scrap, rework, and labor and improve quality. Document the results of evaluations.
    • Maintain good attendance and work a schedule necessary to fulfill responsibilities.
    • Effectively communicate with and train operators or other Daktronics employees.
    • Review designs and prototypes. Provide feedback to design engineering on improvements and changes to improve manufacturing.
    • Work effectively as a team member, with little supervision and communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisor.
    • Consistently complete quality work in a timely manner. Be able to quickly learn new tasks.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
    • Daktronics experience preferred.
    • Broad knowledge of manufacturing processes preferred.
    • Computer software experience to include AutoCAD, Creo preferred but not required.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Powerpoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.   Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to interact with a variety of engineering and manufacturing employees in a positive, professional manner.
    • Ability to successful participate as a member of a team. Ability to work with minimum supervision and be a self-starter.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to:
      • Lift and carry heavy (up to 45 pounds) and/or awkward items.
      • Stand and/or sit for the full shift and have full range of motion as required for the position.
      • Distinguish and identify colors (wires, paint, etc) as it pertains to the position.
      • Work with some odors associated with a manufacturing environment (paint, solder, welding, coating, etc).
      • Wear all protective equipment as required in work area.  Items may include the following: safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, hearing protection, protective garments, etc.
    • Ability to travel via ground and air. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Motor vehicle records will be verified.
    • Background check will be conducted.
    • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.
    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.


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