Position: Chief Engineer | Manufacturing Solutions

Plymouth, MI



Ready to play an integral role in the overall success of Custom Manufacturing Solutions for Aerospace, Defense,  Heavy Equipment, Automotive, and other exciting industries?

Work with our talented engineering team and leadership to drive improvements while providing overall technical direction for design to optimize for manufacturability and implement custom solutions.

More about the position:  Within our Manufacturing Solutions business unit, you will be a technical mentor for subject matter experts and engineers of multiple disciplines. Your role will be integral to the overall success of our custom solutions by driving mechanical design for manufacturability.  Strong knowledge of manufacturing and material cost estimation, as well as tolerances essential.  You will work closely with our engineering leadership to improve quality, analyze risk and drive cost savings as well as design process audits for project teams and also champion engineering methods such as DFMEA, PFMEA, Safety Risk Analysis, Process and Continuous Improvement.  Mentor and train engineers to foster career growth and engineering capabilities. 

What we are looking for:

  • BS in Engineering preferably Mechanical or equivalent years of experience
  • Thorough knowledge of custom automation, machinery, design for manufacturability a must
  • 7+ years of engineering experience, including management
  • Understanding of new manufacturing technologies and methods in the field
  • Outstanding record of successful projects, strong leadership qualities, problem-resolution and analytical abilities
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize efforts based on ever-changing needs
  • Must have appropriate schedule flexibility, sense of urgency, motivation and versatility to make a substantial contribution to the organization’s success
  • Willingness to work “above and beyond” to meet company goals
  • Ability to travel approximately 15%  to customer sites
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the U. S. and will not require employer sponsored work authorization


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
Andy Potter - Subject Matter Expert - CE
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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