Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer


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$30.87-46.30 /h
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Louisville, KY

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

FORTNA partners with the world’s leading brands to transform omnichannel and parcel distribution operations. Known world-wide for enabling companies to keep pace with digital disruption and growth objectives, we design and deliver solutions, powered by intelligent software, to optimize fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfillment and last mile delivery. Our people, innovative approach and proprietary algorithms and tools ensure optimal operations design and material and information flow. We deliver exceptional value every day to our customers with comprehensive services and products including network strategy, distribution center operational design and implementation, material handling automated equipment, robotics and a comprehensive suite of lifecycle services.

At FORTNA, we believe in fostering a workplace that isn't just a job but a movement – a collective effort to redefine success and transform challenges into opportunities. "Join the Movement" encapsulates our commitment to a workplace culture that thrives on collaboration, celebrates diversity, and empowers every individual to contribute to something greater than themselves. Our Team. Our Passion. Our Approach.

FORTNA is currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Technician for our manufacturing operation in the Louisville, KY area. This is a full time, permanent position with excellent benefits. The right candidate will have 3-5 years minimum of recent experience in a manufacturing environment, including welding, with a focus on improvements within the manufacturing process. In lieu of experience, an associates or bachelor's in engineering (industrial, manufacturing or mechanical) is preferred.


  • Champion shop floor improvement projects such as fixture builds, cart design, etc.
  • Oversee implementation of shop floor improvement projects and document progress.
  • Hands-On leadership on welding and fabrication for special projects as needed.
  • Conduct and document time studies to determine best manufacturing methods and times.
  • Assess layouts of equipment, materials and work space in order to maximize productivity.
  • Update and develop standard operating procedures for shop floor.
  • Continuously make suggestions to improve processes with regards to quality and productivity
  • Communicate and collaborate with management and product design engineers regarding the manufacturability of parts & assemblies.
  • Reduce scrap product and identify opportunities for increasing capacity.
  • Collect and analyse data to identify root causes of defects and suggest appropriate countermeasures.
  • Report and document any equipment / process abnormalities.
  • Manage and test new equipment.
  • Monitor and improve related quality and processing areas and provide problem solving assistance for improvements in quality, performance, productivity and cost.
  • Work in production related tasks, as required.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of process design, improvement and implementation within a manufacturing environment
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Engineering (industrial, manufacturing or mechanical) or equivalent experience.

The base salary range for this role is $64,200 to $96,300. This base salary range represents the low and high end of the base salary range for this position. Actual base salary offered will vary based on various factors including but not limited to location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and performance

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of a person assigned to this position. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

It is the policy of FORTNA and its affiliated companies to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship status (if authorized to work in the U.S.), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, FORTNA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.