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Manufacturing Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 12/5/2023

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 Director, Q-PANEL/Manufacturing Engineering, the primary responsibility will be to develop and implement solutions to our manufacturing-related problems. This position will support our facility by using creative problem solving to continuously improve the manufacturing process.


  • Design, manage, and implement new machinery, tooling, and electro-mechanical test fixtures to support production of Q-Lab products and services
  • Identify and implement new technology, capital equipment, processes, and methods to improve manufacturing efficiency and ergonomics
  • Create and maintain production work instructions
  • Collaborate with R&D throughout the development process to optimize designs for manufacturability and cost
  • Work with production to rapidly identify and resolve workmanship, quality, and other issues affecting production workflow
  • Assist purchasing, engineering, and quality in resolving vendor quality issues


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in a manufacturing environment, designing, managing, and implementing new machinery, tooling, and electro-mechanical test fixtures
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of industrial electronics and electrical controls/systems

Experience with:

  • structural framework and weld design
  • sheet metal fabrication design
  • Lean methodology
  • detailed work instruction development
  • stamping tool and die design

We offer:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 9 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, and Life.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement
  • 401(a)

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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