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Position Overview: 

As a Principal Manufacturing Engineer at Entrust Datacard you will have opportunities to:

  • Lead challenging projects and hone your leadership skills

  • Lead Manufacturing teams working on new product development projects

  • Work with state-of-the art tools like Solid Works, 3DVIA, 3D printing, etc.

  • Solve challenging technical and business issues

  • Learn about and work with interesting technologies

  • Be part of a dynamic, growing, and profitable company

  • Work with a great team
  • Develop your skills and prepare yourself for future career opportunities in Operations or other areas


The Principal Manufacturing Engineer will be a member of our Manufacturing Engineering team based at our Global Headquarters in Shakopee, MN.  

  • Provide production support for assigned products. Typical scope will include a combination of mature and newer complex products.

  • Lead and work on projects to develop manufacturing capability to build new products.  Responsibilities include leading teams that write work instructions, design tools and fixtures, and research and purchase manufacturing equipment.  Leadership roles may include representing manufacturing as a core team leader.

  • Initiate and implement changes or improvements to existing manufacturing assembly and test processes.

  • Research, justify, and implement new manufacturing technologies.

  • Design and manage development of production assembly and test tooling or fixtures

  • Develop, implement, and communicate root cause corrective actions for manufacturing issues

  • Lead and/or support continuous improvement projects

  • Initiate and lead value engineering project teams

  • Identify the need for and create new or improved manufacturing systems that improve quality, deliver performance, and increase efficiency

  • Lead and/or work on projects that support global manufacturing operations

  • Serve as a mentor/guide for less experienced manufacturing engineers

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • 8 or more years of engineering experience as a manufacturing engineer

  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency at solving complex technical issues in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency at leading project teams

  • Experience working with complex electro-mechanical products

  • Able to stand, walk, and climb for extended time periods, perform tasks that require bending, stooping, and reaching, and able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Administration

  • Experience and a high level of competence in working with global teams

  • Self-directed and organized individual with a high level of initiative and self confidence

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical issues

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Commitment to learning and continuous improvement

  • Proven track record leading complex project teams in a global manufacturing environment

  • Ability to develop effective and capable test processes for complex products

  • Experience working with manufacturing and testing of complex electro-mechanical products

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma problem-solving methods

About Entrust Datacard:

Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions — and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.

Join us. Together we’ll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.

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Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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