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Terex Corporation Manufacturing Engineer - Early Career in Watertown, South Dakota

This position requires the interpretation and conversion of CAD drawings, BOM, and routings into manufacturing processes required to build utility equipment. In addition, the ME I will provide fabrication and assembly process support to the fabricators, welders, and assemblers of the utility equipment. While ensuring final product quality through accurate work instructions, fixtures, timely support, and cost controls. ME I will be expected to assist in other plant wide projects that require manufacturing engineering support.

As an ME I you are the front line of defense against production issues. Understanding the process and always looking for ways to improve it will drive these issues out of production. An ME I should have a very close work relationship with the supervisor of the assigned area and understand what they are being measured on. An ME I is expected to sustain the current True North Objectives of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. The ME I is the local technical expert for their area, and needs to work collaboratively to ensure that improvements are made and sustained.


  • Prioritize multiple requests from many teams - ensure projects are aligned with companies’ objectives and goals. Directly supporting the production area you are focusing on.

  • Use analytical tools to provide facts and data analysis to ensure success of improvements.

  • Analyze workforce utilization, layouts, flow charges, value streams, and schedules to determine efficiency improvements.

  • Support small scale Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost projects in assigned production area and possibly other areas.

  • Teach, develop, document, update, and improve work processes.

  • Understand and support Terex Lean principles.

  • Work independently, and within a team.

  • Communicate effectively as a technical leader

  • Understand the tools and techniques used to build the product in your assigned area.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Offer design improvement techniques, fixtures, jigs, and other manufacturing aids.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 Year Engineering Degree (Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical preferred)

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes: welding, fab, laser, hydraulics, etc.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to details; safety, quality, delivery, cost, TM morale

  • Problem solving and mechanical aptitude

  • Lean knowledge preferred

  • Ability to use CAD software such as DraftSight and Solidworks

  • CNC programming, Lean Certifications, Welding Certifications, 3P experience preferred

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!

Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V It is the policy of Terex to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal and external candidates based on work-related factors and to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Terex will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Terex will provide reasonable accommodations when requested to enable completion of the on-line employment inquiry form, or, if desired, an alternative method of inquiry. If you need reasonable accommodation, please email for assistance.