AU-Manufacturing Engineer I


Auburn, IL, US, 62615

Who Are We?
Nestled in the heartland, DICKEY-john is at the center of the agricultural marketplace. With more than 60 years of helping farmers produce higher yields to feed the world, DICKEY-john is proud of our heritage and our contributions. As a part of the TSI Incorporated family, DICKEY-john employees also provide support for TSI solutions. TSI’s vision to create a better world by helping to protect people, products and the environment is seen and experienced at all facilities, including our Auburn, Illinois DICKEY-john facility.


Manufacturing Engineer at DICKEY-john

Provides support and problem resolution to the production floor.  Plan, document and implement production methods and processes to facilitate the timely and efficient manufacture of quality products.  Review new product designs to ensure the products are manufacturable and cost effective.  Coordinate, as part of a project team, the introduction of new products to the production floor.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI/DICKEY-john, you will be responsible for: 

  • Production floor support/problem resolution and methods engineering
  • Make suggestions and incorporate changes to improve the workflow in the assigned value streams.
  • Communicate effectively with personnel from widely varied backgrounds
  • New product review, coordination and introduction to the production floor
  • Establish and document efficient manufacturing processes / methods using but not limited to Bills of Materials, Routings, Visual Work Instructions, PFMEA’s, ECO’s and Control Plans
  • Ability to read complex schematics, blueprints, CAD drawings
  • Fixture and tooling design and improvements
  • Participate on cross-functional project teams that require coordinating with staff from engineering, quality, production, and purchasing
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Cost analysis
  • Cost reduction and avoidance
  • Introduce and maintain best practices on the manufacturing floor including Lean Manufacturing, and 5S.
  • Training of production personnel
  • Work on multiple assignments concurrently and prioritize based on importance and urgency
  • Ability to employ sound judgment with little or no supervision
  • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office tools, SAP, and be a resource for others
  • Completes other assignments requested


None Assigned



Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or technical related field required.  Bachelor of Science in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering desired.



  • 0-2 years of experience.
  • 1 year of experience desired.



  • Lean manufacturing principals, 5S, Demand Flow, Quality Systems or related
  • General knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of assembly processes
  • Knowledge of product design process
  • AutoCAD or ProE Design Tools desired
  • Knowledge of production automation desired


Work Environment & Physical Demands

Working condition are split between a standard office and the production floor environment.  Working at a desk or table on a level surface as well as standing and moving on the production floor. Air quality and noise levels are within normal limits. Eye protection is required on the production floor.  Under normal conditions, exposure to excessive noise, dust, humidity, and fumes is rare. An employee may be required to work more hours than normally expected during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.


May be required to sit for extended periods of time, stand and walk/move to different locations as needed.

Position Type/Expeced Hours Of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.


No travel is expected for this position.


What Can We Give You?
At TSI/DICKEY-john, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.

Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.


Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.


Flexible Work Arrangement: TSI/DICKEY-john employees can expect to have work-life balance, vacation, sick time, 8 paid holidays, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


DICKEY-john manufactures monitors, controllers, moisture testers, ground speed sensors, and a variety of other systems used in agricultural, public works, and analytical markets.  Customers range from individual farmers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). No matter what the size, the expectations are the same: a cost-effective, technologically advanced, precision product. Visit our products at

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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