Fairbanks Scales
  • St Johnsbury, VT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Develops, evaluates, and enhances manufacturing methods by utilizing knowledge of design of products, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality and productivity.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Analyze, design, and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, equipment layout, and workflow to ensure safety and adherence to regulatory standards, maximizing quality and efficiency
  • Maximize efficiency by analyzing the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and workforce utilization
  • Confer with design engineers and product managers concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods
  • Determine the parts, equipment, and tools needed to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specifications including upgrades to existing equipment or capital expenditure planning
  • Confer with internal contacts or vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements
  • Design testing methods of production capabilities and product and process quality to confirm safe and efficient manufacturing processes
  • Keep test fixtures and tooling operational through preventive maintenance and established manufacturer's instructions
  • Provide new and refresher standards training for personnel
  • Complete all training as assigned, uphold all company policies and procedures
  • Maintain and develop manufacturing processes and systems in support of printed circuit board assembly utilizing through hole and surface mount

Required Qualifications
- Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)

  • This position requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Must have two years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, with preference given to those with Lean manufacturing experience.
  • Previous experience with electro-mechanical assembly, surface mount equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of C, C++, or .NET programming is a plus.
  • Experience working under IPC-610 is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products - specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with engineering software is a plus.
  • Critical thinker with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in-writing
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.

Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • General factory and manufacturing setting. Exposed to moderate to high noise levels.
  • General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.

Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movements to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


For more than 185 years, Fairbanks has manufactured and provided top-quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Fairbanks Scales provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. EEO/M/F/D/V

Additional Information -- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with Company match and more.

Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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