Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical

Grant Prideco

Grant Prideco

Other Engineering
Cedar Park, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Job Description

NOV’s Energy Products and Services team is leading the industry in many of the innovative systems used in the well construction and renewables markets. As part of a cross-functional, multi-discipline team the Manufacturing Engineer will lead our efforts to develop and improve the processes we use to produce these systems in our Cedar Park, Texas facility. This role will have heavy focus on supporting and improving processes and equipment in our machining and assembly operations.

We offer a competitive benefits package starting first date of employment that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K savings plan, paid time-off, and start at 3 weeks of vacation! For more specifics, please visit our benefits page


The primary indicator of success in this role will be the robust performance of the processes this ME is accountable for with respect to safety, quality, delivery, and cost (SQDC). The most important characteristics for the candidate to possess to deliver this outcome are joint ownership with the area leadership of the success of the processes, a relentless drive for improvement, and excellence in problem solving.

The main tasks to achieve this outcome are defining, stabilizing, improving, and supporting the existing processes. Typical activities will include:

  • Making timely, systematic improvements to process stability and performance through excellence in the scoping of problems, root cause analysis, experimentation, and the implementation and validation of mitigations. The artifacts of this work will typically be a combination of new or revised process sequences and parameters, tooling, equipment, machine software, work instructions, routers, setup sheets, design of experiment test reports, process qualification reports, product design changes, etc. These activities include responding to and providing support of customer facing and safety issues.
  • Applying Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques to reduce waste and improve the flow of value through the ship.
  • Making use of classic process science and statistical techniques to reduce process variation.
  • Develop and maintain thorough documentation of the defined processes such as: SOPs, work instructions, Job Safety Analysis, PFMEA, control plan and First Article inspection sheets.
  • Providing “second responder” support (after area lead) to resolve technical process issues that production personnel are unable to resolve.
  • Systematically evaluating innovative manufacturing process technologies and practicing excellence in project management to implement those technologies.

Timely and robust implementation and release of new products into the manufacturing areas. The main tasks to achieve this outcome are:

  • Working with product engineering to evaluate the design with respect to manufacturability and providing workable design change suggestions.
  • Designing the processes (sequences, methods, tooling, parameters, instructions, etc.) for the new product introductions.
  • Ensuring new process qualification plans are in place and executed in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical leadership and support in any changes in Bill of Materials, supplier and other changes affecting form, fit and function of the product.

Project management and Continuous Improvement initiatives

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives in alignment strategic objectives for Cedar Park from start to finish.
  • Provide informal leadership and coaching to associates and leads in the area to implement best practices.


  • BS Electrical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Technology or equivalent from accredited university.
  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • Must demonstrate evidence of acceptable competence in improving and implementing automation in of Electrical and Mechanical systems including process mapping / analysis.
  • Must demonstrate evidence of acceptable competence in systematic problem-solving.


  • Degree or diploma in Mechatronics Engineering is preferred. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 3 or more years of experience in manufacturing, production environment.
  • Experience with Materials Science, GD&T, Engineering Drawing, wiring diagram and PLC.
  • Troubleshooting Mechanical and Electrical equipment experience.
  • 2 or more years working directly with production equipment and maintenance thereof.
  • 1 or more years with managing projects independently.
  • Experience in design and application of precision production tooling
  • Proficient in the creation and maintenance of production routers and work instructions.
  • Proficient in the project management of problems and projects.
  • Proficient in solid modeling, Team Center, JD Edwards.
  • Experience coding in a high level language like Python or Microsoft .NET

This position will require domestic travel to other NOV offices and customer locations.

Observe safety regulations at NOV facilities and customer locations. Attend safety training and wear required safety equipment as appropriate.