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Manufacturing Engineering Trainee

Manufacturing Engineering Trainee

Manufacturing Engineering Trainee
Full-Time Employment

Full Job Description:
The Manufacturing Engineering Trainee (MET) is an entry-level manufacturing engineering position tailored for high-potential future leaders of Dodge® Industrial. This program will follow a formal and structured rotational training and development program for 1-2 years. This role will include:

• Assigned daily mentorship from a technical and non-technical senior leader
• Pre-assigned critical hands-on manufacturing projects that aim to eliminate cost and time and improve safety, quality, and on-time delivery
• Tremendous exposure to all levels of Dodge leadership
• Rotational opportunity for all Dodge manufacturing facilities and the North American Headquarters
• In-depth training from all facets of the business (i.e., human resources, supply chain, finance, quality, etc.)

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Create, improve, and implement manufacturing processes using state-of-the-art technologies such as machine automation, 3D printing, robotics, gear hobbing, induction heat treating, CNC programming, tool design, and more
• Develops and drives implementation of best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and output quality. Scope includes but is not limited to scrap reduction, cycle time reduction, downtime reduction, FPY increase, OEE increase, and warranty PPM reduction
• Utilize Lean, Six Sigma, and other best practice tools and principles for day-to-day problem solving and continuous improvement
• Providing production line support including, but not limited to, implementing process improvements, troubleshooting equipment, and addressing potential safety concerns
• Analyze and plan workflow, equipment placement, and space requirements to improve manufacturing efficiency

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
• Engineering degree (mechanical, industrial, or related field)
• Experience/working knowledge of manufacturing processes through internship, co-op, or full-time employment
• Must be currently authorized to work for Dodge Industrial in the United States (US)
• Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, root cause analysis, and problem-solving
• Attention to detail with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Collaborates well with others and is a good team player

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:
• Ability to read and decipher manufacturing drawings and procedures
• Has worked in a metal cutting work environment
• Working knowledge with CNC equipment and programming
• Gearing or bearing experience is a plus
• Intermediate materials knowledge

Available Locations:
• Greenville, SC
• Simpsonville, SC
• Belton, SC
• Rogersville, TN
• Asheville, NC
• Marion, NC

About Dodge Industrial:
Dodge Industrial, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supplies mounted bearings, enclosed gearing, and other mechanical power transmission components for a wide range of industries and markets across the globe. The industry and application experts at Dodge provide solutions and services to improve operations and increase safety and efficiency for our customers. Dodge has continuously built upon its reputation of leadership, innovation, and best-in-class service for over 140 years—a legacy that will carry on for years to come. To learn more, visit

RBC Bearings offers a competitive benefit package.

RBC Bearings is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.