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Manufacturing Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 4/25/2022

About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants.

Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the primary responsibility will be to develop and implement solutions to our manufacturing-related problems. This position will support our facility by planning, directing and coordinating the overall manufacturing process.


  • Design machinery, tooling and fixtures to support production of Q-Lab electro-mechanical equipment
  • Identify new technology and new methods to improve manufacturing
  • Create and maintain production work instructions
  • Review new products and designs for manufacturability and economical design
  • Collaborate with R&D engineering throughout the design and development process
  • Work with production to identify and resolve workmanship issues and improve Q-Lab’s manufacturing processes
  • Respond rapidly to resolve manufacturing issues affecting production workflow and supply chain
  • Assist engineering and quality in resolving vendor quality issues
  • Design material handling tools and fixtures to improve ergonomics and efficiency
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve Lean Manufacturing methods
  • Research and justify capital equipment investments to support manufacturing


  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in electrical and or mechanical device manufacturing
  • Experience with

o structural framework and weld design

o sheet metal fabrication design

o electrical wiring and systems

o Lean methodology

o detailed work instruction development

Special Skills and Abilities

  • Strong skills in understanding and design of electro-mechanical systems
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and/or certifications
  • Ability to work under difficult deadlines and collaborate with R&D engineering, production and our vendors in crisis situations
  • rational problem solver, excellent critical thinking skills
  • Process oriented; have a want to create and improve processes
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a cross-functional team player

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Contact Us


Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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