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Company: Rain Bird
Location: Azusa, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer is a critical part of the Azusa team to develop and improve equipment, processes, increase throughput, reduce DPPM throughout the plant, while improving safety to allow production to effectively meet production goals. 


  • Manage manufacturing engineering projects including automation, manufacturing processes, related systems, process improvement, plant layout and documentation
  • Conceptualize and implement dependable, robust, and efficient automated production equipment
  • Provide technical advice and troubleshoot complex processes and equipment
  • Provide technical support to production and manage improvement projects
  • Train other manufacturing engineers, technicians and maintenance staff
  • Justify and implement advanced, lean and efficient manufacturing methodologies
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support for new and existing products
  • Initiate equipment modifications to improve productivity and product quality
  • Work with outside vendors to coordinate the development and improvement of manufacturing equipment
  • Work closely with the maintenance department to improve machine reliability and reduce downtime
  • Work through the maintenance department on facilities issues
  • Have a good working knowledge of industry best practices with respect to manufacturing processes and New Product Development




  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years background in advanced manufacturing systems or automation
  • Experience with continuous motion automated assembly
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience in support and improvement of automation equipment and production lines
  • Proven experience in setting up and maintaining high speed automated manufacturing equipment
  • Hands-on approach and ability to perform work on equipment
  • Project management skills to define and track engineering projects
  • Experience with PLCs, Vision systems and robot programming
  • Working knowledge of CAD/CAE Engineering tools
  • Ability to work well with both internal and external resources
  • Knowledge of SPC, FMEA, DOE and process capability studies
  • Well organized, enthusiastic, and a strong work ethic



  • Advanced Engineering degree or MBA strongly desired
  • 5+ years of New Product Development support
  • Hands-on experience with Fanuc robots
  • Proficient in SolidWorks
  • Direct hand-on experience with laser weld and ultrasonic welding processes
  • Experience with plastic injection molded components


Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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