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Fortive Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Gems Setra (a Fortive Company) is looking to add a critical new employee who possesses superior problem-solving skills, is detail and process-oriented, and demonstrates strong collaboration skills to join their team as a Manufacturing Engineer. This person will primarily be responsible for and coordinating the launch of new products/projects from prototype to production and aiming to continuously improve our manufacturing processes in an effort to advance quality, productivity, safety, and cost.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and document manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods, and production equipment.

  • Document processes via work instructions and train team on standards.

  • Support the manufacturing team in resolving issues identified during production.

  • Design, develop and qualify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods. Procure tooling for production as needed.

  • Develop and implement process improvements related to cycle time reduction, cost reduction, and other activities by reducing/eliminating non-value-added activities.

  • Provide feedback to engineering on new designs with a focus on ensuring Design for Manufacturability and Design for Reliability.

  • Participate in design review and review/approve part drawings from engineering.

  • Facilitate the implementation and sustainment of the various FBS tools to drive quality, reliability, delivery, and cost improvements on both sustaining and new production cells.

  • Act as customer advocate when addressing quality issues by applying problem solving techniques to aim to root cause / corrective action for any escapes.

  • Support the Engineering Change Order (ECO) system from generation through implementation.

  • Develop poka-yoke and fixturing strategies to be used in reducing process variation in assembly processes.

  • Design tooling/fixturing and establish process flow that enables the safest possible working environment.

  • Establish part criticality levels based on design intent and correlation to system performance.

  • Establish control plans/charts to monitor part and process performance and use data to drive priorities and improvements in manufacturing.

  • Establish part and system traceability requirements and support record maintenance.

  • Perform first article inspections/qualification of internally machined and supplied parts as needed.

  • Implement AQL-driven sampling plans and methods to ensure part compliance and drive supplier accountability.

  • Design and test product packaging in accordance with ISTA standards.

  • Lead continuous improvement events (kaizen) and supervise their results

Critical Success Factors:

  • Outstanding creativity and ability to try new ideas on the spot.

  • Superior organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.

  • Proven bias towards action.

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong reporting skills; ability to present data in a variety of formats and to a variety of audiences, including staff and executives.

  • Demonstrate effective communications to all functions within the organization.

  • Strong proponent of continuous improvement and organizational change.

  • Proven ability to develop and write technical documentation.

  • Lead and implement completion of capital expenditure projects

    Required Skills/Experience:

  • Academic or professional experience creating solutions in a Lean Manufacturing environment and/or with continuous improvement tools.

  • Troubleshooting of electro-mechanical production equipment (ie. various welding machines)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, and/or quality tools and techniques, including: FMEA, Design for Manufacturability (DfM), Statistical Process Control, and variation reduction.

  • SolidWorks and/or ProE drawing and modeling proficiency.

  • Proficient with mechanical inspection using hand tools, calipers, force gauges, etc.

    Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in machining and/or precision mechanical assembly.

  • Working knowledge of CMM inspection equipment.

  • Basic familiarity with ISO:9001 standards.

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements related to RoHS and REACH.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related technical field required.

TRAVEL: 5% of overnight travel required for the position.

Fortive Corporation Overview

Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We are a diverse team 18,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

At Fortive, we believe in growth. We’re honest about what’s working and what isn’t, and we never stop improving and innovating.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.

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Gems Setra is an Operating Company within the Precision Technologies platform of Fortive Corporation that designs and manufactures a broad line of premium sensing products including humidity, current, vacuum, energy and pressure sensing instruments. Our products are used in a wide variety of applications within the global HVAC/R, Healthcare, Industrial, and Semiconductor markets.

Applicants to and employees of this company are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Please refer to our Careers page at to learn more.

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.