Materials Flow Engineer Job at Manitou Madison SD, Madison, SD

  • Manitou Madison SD
  • Madison, SD

Job Description

Job Description


Manitou America is hiring a Material Flow Engineer in Madison, SD. The Material Flow Engineer is responsible for designing and improving processes of moving materials throughout the factory and warehouse, including lineside material presentation, warehouse optimization, returnable packaging, flow and logistics. The individual is highly focused with a strong presence on the factory floor and interfaces with Production Supervisors, Team Leads, Material Handlers and Supply Chain. 


  • Use Lean Manufacturing concepts to drive out wastes within the factory as it is related to inventory management.

  • Lead and develop systems for sustaining material delivery methods and storage of material throughout the facility.

  • Ensure ergonomic and safe conditions for the movement and storage of material in the warehouse and production. 

  • Manage master planning data in order to Plan for Every Part (PFEP) including packaging, storage, and delivery of material. Participate with phase-in / phase-out programs and new product introductions.

  • Participate in the change order process to manage the implementation of parts and manage all serial number breaks.

  • Work with the manufacturing and materials team  to set up assembly lines for new production models. This includes correct box and bin size to minimize material handling and support lean manufacturing.

  • Identify and solve top concerns as related to material issues causing shortages and time lost. 

  • Work with team members to expand the implementation of barcode in the plant to help with line fulfilment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • College degree in related field or 5+ years procurement or planning experience.

  • Manufacturing experience 


  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software

  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes. 

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and different types of material flow processes.

  • Ability to work with a wide range of people to gain information.

  • Detail-oriented and self-driven in projects


  • This position is located at our Madison, SD plant.

  • 5% travel required.

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