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Entry Level Processing Engineer – MFG (Precision Machining)

Carol Stream, IL | Engineering

Job Description

Job Summary:


The Processing Engineer is responsible for assisting the Manufacturing Engineer & Engineering Manager in the developing and maintaining of the Methods of Manufacture and production prints to meet customer requirements. This Processing Engineer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing preferred) and/or minimum 2-3 years in a precision machining environment.



  • Ability to create or update or maintain the BOM’s and routers.

  • Teams with customer or supplier to review designs for manufacturability as required under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineer or the Engineering Manager.

  • Ability to develop an understanding of the functionality of individual parts, each part’s feature specifications and how to verify GD&T was properly applied.

  • Ability to learn Fixture Design and Fixture Design Assistance.

  • Create in-process drawings for part manufacturing under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineer or Engineering Manager.

  • Assist in project management of the Advanced Product Quality Planning process.

  • Participate in root cause analysis of customer/supplier rejections and internal failures.

  • Ability to learn the execution of ECNs and coordinate any changes concerning the manufacture process of a part.

  • Work on continuous improvement projects centering under the direction of Senior Quality or Engineering personnel.

  • Frequently reviews all correspondences and responds to all requests in a timely manner.

Skills & Experience Preferred:

  • Adobe, Basic Cad/CAM, Microsoft & Solid Works experience is desired, as well as the ability to learn new software.

  • Technical ability to read, analyze and interpret precision machined part drawings, GD&T and customer specifications.

  • Working knowledge or good understanding of precision machining concepts (CNC mills, lathes, mill-turns); hands on experience a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of individual part inspection & gauge requirements related to precision machine parts.

  • Experience or knowledge of secondary manufacturing process [honing, grinding, heat treatment and plating], as well as material machinability.

  • Education in Project management.

  • Some experience with troubleshooting or problem solving skills, related to the manufacturing process, including speaking customer design engineers or suppliers.

  • Able to lead or work within teams [for Corrective Action, APQP, or Continuous Improvement] or independently with minimal supervision.

  • Communicates to the organization with growing effectiveness.

  • Math skills, including shop calculations.

  • Good people skills.-line bullets or less.

  • Attention to detail with the ability to check own work.

Prince Culture & Development:

  • Active participation in sensory panels both formal and informal in support of customer projects; Commitment to continually grow and develop through continuing education courses and learning opportunities offered through Prince and outside professional organizations.

Previous Work Experience & Education:

  • Education:  Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing preferred)**

  • Work Experience: Minimum 2-3 years in a precision machining environment


** Will consider a candidate who has work experience that exceeds course work or degree achievement and is looking to advance his/her career.

To be considered for this role, please provide your salary history along with your salary expectations.

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