Pioneer Service
  • Engineering
  • Addison, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Who we are:

Founded in 1990, Pioneer Service has built a solid reputation as a Precision Machine Shop providing Swiss Screw Machine Products, CNC Turned Parts & Centerless Grinding Services. Our 25,000-square foot facility is in Addison, IL, a convenient 20-minute drive southeast of O'Hare International Airport.


Pioneer Service is a privately held, Certified Women-Owned Business. Our team takes pride in providing our customers with a competitive edge within their market by continually delivering the highest quality components and services on-time. Pioneer Service delivers quick turnaround times on low and high volume run orders. We serve a vast number of industries.


Primary Function

The Process Engineer must establish and perform vital functions thorough and complete manufacturing plan to achieve the most efficient and high-quality products for our customers. Quote new jobs, develop bill of material, manufacturing process router, quality plan and provide shop technical support. Create, find and evaluate, better and more efficient ways to manufacture products, which involves techniques, processes, and procedures in all phases of manufacturing with a strong focus on continuous improvement of product and quality through leaner concepts and activities.


A successful end result requires a broad knowledge of equipment and tools and the ability to effect change through influence. The work of a Manufacturing Engineer is often hands-on, interacting with shop floor personnel, quality, engineering and other manufacturing groups to ensure the most effective plans are created and implemented.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • This position may participate in one or more of the following duties as directed by supervision or management.
  • Develop and maintain cost effective manufacturing processes and procedures from customer drawings specifications and part models ensuring conformance to customer requirements and quality.
  • Assist other departments by providing ongoing technical support of projects including manufacturability, cost estimates throughout projects.
  • Coordinate activities of assigned projects including support of the MRB process, RCA (Root Cause Analysis), operations, quality and problem-solving manufacturing process issues.
  • Provide recommendations for equipment, fixtures, tooling and automation equipment as necessary to produce products and assemblies.
  • Establish detailed manufacturing procedures into the ERP system and maintain key elements including part structure and routings.
  • Identify and support continuous improvement opportunities throughout the manufacturing process and company.
  • Develop and maintain the appropriate documentation for projects, parts, fixtures, tooling and assemblies, including engineering and manufacturing process changes.
  • Attend and participate in organizational meetings within the company and customers when appropriate.
  • Review customer supplied and internal documents and models for contractual requirements and manufacturability and work with Process Engineers to determine the proposed course of action to satisfy each contract.
  • Research and analyze materials, tools, fixtures and processes required to manufacture product in the most efficient manner.
  • Develop and define new processes, with the approval of management.
  • Create process drawings and documents that effectively communicate process specific requirements and procedures that comply with Industry and customer requirements while mitigating potential failure modes.
  • Collaborate with Production and Quality, as appropriate, to identify, propose, plan and implement process refinements and enhancements.
  • Identify, create and implement document changes as necessary.
  • Provide troubleshooting support for production related activities in area of expertise.
  • Offer technical support and expertise to estimating, purchasing, and production activities.
  • Offer training support to individuals in areas of expertise.
  • Provide written and/or verbal technical support, to internal departments, suppliers and customers.
  • Provide technical support during audits, as necessary.
  • Share technical knowledge with the Engineering/Estimating team while gained during the execution and implementation of projects, research activities, or customer involvement.
  • Assist in troubleshooting activities at the machine/process to solve unforeseen manufacturing challenges.
  • Assist with estimating activities as a technical resource.
  • Perform other additional, duties, as required.
  • Conduct one's self in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.





  • Associate Degree in Machine Tool, Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Engineering or related field with a minimum of 2 years of related manufacturing experience.
  • 5 years related manufacturing experience.
  • Medical or Aerospace/Defense Industry experience
  • 2-5 years hands-on machining experience and/or experience working in a machine shop
  • Proven technical writing skills



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, Solidworks or similar CAD software and capable of learning M1 Manufacturing Planning system.
  • Ability to read and interpret prints that utilize GD&T.
  • Excellent reading comprehension.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Organized, with an aptitude for manufacturing processes.
  • Able to work with people in a professional manner.
  • Preferred skill: Experience with Global Shop Solution software.



  • Competitive Salary based on experience
  • Matching 401 (k) contribution up to 5% after 12 months
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick days
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
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