Manufacturing Engineer

DriSteem Corporation, a division of Research Products Corporation designs and manufactures humidification systems to meet the unique requirements of health care, industrial, process-critical, commercial and residential applications worldwide.  DriSteem’s reputation as the humidification industry leader is the result of over 50 years of product excellence, innovation, and responsive customer service. We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Operations team in Eden Prairie, MN.

The progressive work environment leads to an engaging and fun atmosphere where team successes are celebrated and individuals are positioned and mentored to thrive.  We offer generous health benefits, quarterly profit sharing, PTO, wellness opportunities (in-house yoga, stretch breaks and company walks), community involvement options, training, Popcorn Tuesday, and many more team building and employee-centric benefits.

We are looking for someone who can see opportunities and wants to make a difference as part of our growing team.
Position Summary:
The Manufacturing Engineer helps develop and improve manufacturing processes through evaluating product manufacturability and process flow.  Key responsibilities include continuous improvement, manufacturing process development, safety and QMS compliance.  The Manufacturing Engineer is well versed in lean manufacturing principles as well as 5S processes.  The Manufacturing Engineer works collaboratively with Engineering, Marketing and Operations.

Continuous Improvement

  • Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing process in support of continuous improvement/lean objectives with operations personnel and production management.
  • Provides support in the implementation of key lean manufacturing methodologies such as 5S, JIT, SMED.
  • Leads and supports formal kaizen activities directed at continuous improvement.
  • Support Production in reducing/eliminating equipment and tooling downtime or scrap, utilizing good analytical methodologies.
  • Support and maintain error-proofing methodologies.
  • Values professional and technical growth by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

Manufacturing Process Development

  • Provides manufacturing support related to process development directed at:
    • Manufacturing cell and work place design
    • Design for manufacturability
    • Develop processes to meet or exceed the expectations of quality, cost and throughput
    • Equipment development/justification
    • Cost effective process development/documentation
    • Tooling development and procurement
    • Development of labor standards
    • Packaging design 

General Responsibilities

  • Safety: Ensure all processes are safe for employees, ergonomically correct and comply with OSHA requirements.
  • Quality: Continuously strive for product and process improvements that meet or exceed our customer requirements as well as being compliant with ISO 9001-2015 policies.
  • Compliance: Ensures all processes are compliant to all regulatory bodies.
  • Monitor the cost and effectiveness of activities to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and achieve timeliness, reliability, and safety standards.
  • Work with external vendors as needed.
  • Projects are completed accurately, safely, and on time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a directly applicable role
  • Experience in sheet metal fabrication manufacturing and assembly
  • Proven experience in effective lean manufacturing practices and tools.
  • 2 years of AutoCAD experience required
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing/mechanical processes and equipment
  • Knowledge of computer or PLC based machine control systems is desirable
  • Strong skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new systems and tools quickly

Key Qualities and Skills

  • Communication:  Works professionally and collaboratively with all groups this individual must to further the business’ objectives:  Manufacturing, Materials Management, Shipping/Logistics and Product Management
  • Works well with complexity, multiple priorities and time based project management
  • Strong analytical skills along with creative problem solving ability
  • Active sense of urgency and a strong “hands-on” work ethic
  • Effective project management skills and ability to participate in or lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships amongst the teams and with colleagues across functions

DriSteem offers a competitive wage and benefit package including 401(k) w/match, medical, dental, life, vision, STD/LTD, EAP, PTO, tuition reimbursement and more. 

If interested and you meet the experience/qualifications listed, please send a resume to:  Human Resources, DriSteem Corporation, 14949 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, or apply online at  You may fax your resume to 952-229-3202 or email to: