Sleep Number

Manufacturing Engineer

US-UT-Salt Lake City
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Sleep Number is seeking a highly effective Manufacturing Engineer to be based out of Salt Lake City, UT manufacturing plant to 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 within the Sewing Production lines. This role is also involved in supporting the development and start-up of new automated assembly equipment. In addition, the Engineer provides engineering support by troubleshooting problems and effecting timely solutions to maintain continuity of production flow within the Sewing Production department.


  • 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.


  • Maximum 5 years of experience in various engineering fields relating to mechanical design, manufacturing and process development
  • Maximum 5 years full lifecycle engineering project management in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree (Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering strongly preferred)
  • Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office and MS Project
  • AutoCad or ProE experience
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Travel as required (< 10%) including air travel, to suppliers and other corporate facilities in South Carolina and Minnesota.
  • Working 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 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.


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