Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 830 million, the company’s 5,700 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: www.kongsbergautomotive.com

Manufacturing Engineer


Willis, US, TX 77378

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our Off-Highway business segment is a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of mechatronic assemblies, pedals, steering columns, and mechanical cables for the agricultural, construction, and powersports markets. We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to support our Willis Operations.


The Manufacturing Engineer role works independently and with process integrators to design and launch robust manufacturing processes and tooling. The role will own and/or maintain existing manufacturing processes and all necessary quality documentation related to the manufacturing process and production. The Manufacturing Engineer is expected to aggressively seek a balance between manual and automated processes and create objective tools to quantify this. The position will report directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.



The Role:

  • Will own the design and function of machines and tooling, relevant quality documentation for the complete product lifecycle.
  • Communicate with process integrators and work independently to design and launch manufacturing processes and tooling for new products.
  • Support Design Engineering with DFM feedback.
  • Support Design and Quality Engineering with root-cause analysis of manufacturing problems.
  • Assist with feasibility assessments and quote support to Sales and Program Management for new business and engineering change proposals.
  • Support Maintenance Engineering and Production with machine troubleshooting.
  • Propose and assist with cost-saving process improvement projects.
  • Design and procure/fabricate tooling as necessary to support Production.
  • Train Supervisors and Operators on machines.
  • Create work instructions, tooling charts, setup checklists, or any other documentation that improves process robustness, cycle time, and changeover time.
  • Assist with new product prototypes.
  • Use SAP to create part numbers and collect manufacturing data when needed.
  • Maintain health & safety, and environmental policies and procedures.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering or technical field
  • 1-2 years' experience in DFM role
  • 1-2 years' experience working with mechanical, pneumatic, electric, and electronic machinery in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to read GD&T, complete tolerance studies, and interpret dimensional data
  • Ability to create PM schedules, machine manuals, and operator work instructions
  • Experience using tools and working on mechanical equipment, etc a plus
  • Experience with Injection molding processes and tools, a plus
  • 3D CAD experience (Solidworks)

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Keywords:  manufacturing engineer, industrial engineering
Application Id:  2231
Posting date::  Sep 29, 2022