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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Sep 17, 2022


dormakaba is seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer to join our Product Development team in Indianapolis, IN. Our Engineering group leads in ensuring our products meet or exceed expectations of our customers.  This role is responsible for supporting our Product Development Design teams and ensuring designs are optimized for manufacturing and assembly in our plants as well as supporting DFA/DFM during concepting phases, material, manufacturability planning during design phases, assembly layout, and process mapping during launch phases.



  • Expert understanding of manufacturing processes and their needs (inputs) used within the dormakaba plants
  • Acts as a connection between Product Development and our operations teams, allowing us to plan and accelerate product introduction and launch with minimal impact to operations personnel.
  • Leads and mentors other Manufactuiring Engineers within the department on tools, skills, and tasks
  • Expert understanding of operations processes and optimization models through tools such as Value Stream Mapping, PFMEA, etc.
  • Leads efforts to conduct studies and execute deliverables on Product Development projects to ensure material handling and work stream optimization are completed
  • Takes ownership of MFG BOMs and routings, and ensure proper alignment with operations in support of Product Development
  • Leads efforts to plan and create assembly lines, routing, work-instructions etc. for new products being launched into operations
  • Designs for components/fixtures/equipment will be done in CAD (CREO) and Stored in Windchill
  • Participates in DFMEA and Root Cause analysis reviews as needed by Product Development
  • Supports Design and Peer reviews as needed
  • Supports leadership in team building and team culture development and growth



  • Mechanism design and root cause analysis: 10%
  • Engineering documentation creation: 25%
  • Validation through analysis and testing: 25%
  • Planning and Organizing: 40%




  • Bachelor’s degree required in one of the following areas:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering and /Technologies
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technologies
  • Master’s degree in related field a plus
  • Minimum 8 years work experience in engineering
  • Must manipulate a computer keyboard
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to verbally communicate via telephone
  • Must be able to life 10 pounds
  • Must have good vision and adjusted focus
  • Must be able to use public transportation for business travel



  • Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes required
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing equipment used in component and assembly manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience with fixture and gauge design and implementation
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Time management and organization skills required
  • Comprehension of kinematics, statics, dynamics, stress analysis, properties of materials, and mechanism design required
  • Applied knowledge of electro-mechanics and electronics packaging preferred
  • Ability to perform DFMEA (effect analysis), DFM/DFA, and C&E analyses required
  • Skills and experience with personal computers and applications which include electronic E-mail, personal scheduling, word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and project management required
  • High level proficiency in 3D CAD modeling & detailing Required - Creo/ProE preferred
  • Working knowledge of CAD Data Management systems Required - Windchill preferred
  • Working knowledge of SAP or ERP (resource planning) systems preferred
  • Ability to solve complex problems using proven engineering methods
  • Ability to be detail focused and accountable
  • Self-Motivated to achieve and drive requirements to completion
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated understanding of due diligence
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and comfortable being hands on with components, systems, and equipment
  • Experience and comfortable in Manufacturing environments
  • Understanding of Measurement Analysis and different methods of measuring components and systems



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Continuous improvement/innovative mindset (always looking for better ways of doing things and not satisfied with the status quo)
  • Skills to include Analysis, Collaboration, Judgment and Planning, and Organization



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


All qualified applicants that apply for Dormakaba will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.


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