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Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Fulton, IL, US, 61252

What Timken makes possible begins with you.
Those who came before us helped land a man on the moon, create the world's infrastructure, and introduce renewable energy alternatives. Now you can join the Timken team to write your own unique story and help drive what's next.


A career at Timken means you can have an immediate impact doing Work That Matters to the world— improving the efficiency of today's industrial equipment and preparing for the future of motion on our planet and beyond. New employees can start contributing right away, and there are many opportunities to advance your career at your own pace. Join our global team of 20,000 people in 46 countries, and start helping our customers push the limits of what's possible in their world of motion.


Position Summary: 

This position provides technical expertise to support the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the chain and auger manufacturing processes.  This includes technical direction, analysis, and project management support for the implementation of manufacturing technologies and quality initiatives at our chain and auger facilities.


Essential Job Duties: 

  • CAPITAL PROJECTS – Assists with the implementation of Timken’s business growth initiatives and technology upgrades. This includes project support, process design/documentation, asset acceptance/startup/training, and creation/tracking of appropriation requisitions (ARs).
  • PRODUCT/PROCESS RATIONALIZATION – Perform manufacturing process benchmarking analyses and manufacturing cost comparisons in the plant.  Design and implement process improvements that are safe, efficient, and ergonomically sound.
  • STANDARDS/PROCEDURES – adheres to and develops plant standards, technical instructions, and procedures in order to ensure that all process activities are in alignment with corporate requirements and quality standards.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – utilizes appropriate tools/methodologies to plan resources and ensure timely completion.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – provides technical support for manufacturing CI projects to increase throughput, improve quality/process capability, reduce costs, enhance safety, etc.


Technical/Functional Skills Required:

  • Project management skills
  • Mechanical troubleshooting
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to make fact-based recommendations for technical applications
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Solid modeling (CAD) software skills for designing tooling and equipment


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Leadership potential that has been demonstrated in academic or extracurricular activities. OR during other employment
  • Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible, and adaptable
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Ability to relocate to Fulton, IL


Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Agricultural Engineering.  A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 required (3.0+ desired).

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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