Sleep Number

  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer

    Job Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
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  • Overview

    Sleep Number's Salt Lake City, UT manufacturing plant is seeking a highly effective Manufacturing Engineer.  Our manufacturing engineers are process focused and provide engineering and technical support to all aspects of the operations. As an ME, you will plan, design and coordinate the implementation of process and equipment improvements for cost-reductions, quality, safety and efficiency.  Improvements will often be focused on existing processes and equipment optimization. MEs will also be involved in development and start-up of new automated assembly equipment and provide engineering support by troubleshooting problems and affecting timely solutions to maintain continuity of production flow.


    • Collaborate with operations, the lean team and documentation writers to develop detailed standard work, work instructions and processes to ensure they are followed.
    • Support the implementation of new processes and automation projects to the manufacturing floor.
    • Focus on and drive specific technical or capital improvement projects (CIP) in assembly, packaging, or other engineering disciplines as assigned.
    • Coordinate, communicate and complete assigned projects on time and in scope.
    • Specify and/or purchase equipment, tooling and fixtures for process changes.
    • Define project budgets, create purchase orders and propose CIPs
    • Install and validate new equipment, tooling and fixtures for existing manufacturing process changes or replication. Responsible for documentation.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (as required) to complete assigned projects
    • Lead continuous improvement projects
    • Support the implementation of OEE strategy
    • Participate in assigned career development training programs.
    • The ADC operations requires its team members to demonstrate excellent teamwork, collaboration and the ability to work cross-functionally as business needs dictate.


    • 2-5 years of experience in various engineering fields relating to mechanical design, manufacturing and process development
    • 2-5 years full life-cycle engineering project management in a manufacturing environment
    • Bachelor's degree required (Mechanical, Industrial, Systems or Manufacturing Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain Management field strongly preferred)
    • Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office and MS Project
    • Previous use of AutoCad or ProE experience
    • Strong technical report writing skills
    • Travel as required up to 20%-30%, generally not greater than 10% - Some travel (including air travel) will be required, to suppliers and other corporate facilities in South Carolina and Minnesota.
    • Able to work in a manufacturing plant environment, with exposure to material handling equipment, dust and moderate noise, and use of personal protective equipment depending on specific project work. 
    • Plant operation involves 3 shifts across 24 hours, including some weekends.  Work hours may vary depending on project work. Must be able to accommodate, per business/project needs.
    • Must be able to spend a significant amount of time on a production floor.  Job may require reaching, bending, stooping, working at elevation, and occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


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