Manufacturing engineer

Backer Hotwatt, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom heating elements for OEMs in high reliability applications. Some of the most important companies in the Medical Device, Test & Measurement, Military/Aerospace industries (among others) value Backer Hotwatt’s quality, service and dependability. We succeed by solving our customers temperature problems with innovative and robust solutions that are unique in our industry.

At Backer Hotwatt, customer and employee satisfaction are paramount. As a member of our team your voice will be heard, your hard work will be rewarded, and your ideas will be valued. If you are looking for a challenging position where everyday will be different and you will be able make your mark on the success of a company then you need to apply.


The Manufacturing Engineer will lead key projects to help our business grow. Projects include new production line installations, automation, capacity expansions, safety & quality improvements.


  • Design mechanical systems for new, or modify existing, automated machinery to automate manufacturing processes
  • Conduct tests and studies to support efforts to qualify new equipment/processes and verify functionality of existing equipment/processes
  • Build, buy and install equipment and tools for production as needed
  • Resolve issues with production related defects
  • Provide design/application support to the engineering group during the NPI process
  • Train and evaluate production personnel on processes, tools, and equipment.
  • Participate in safety efforts

Education and Experience

  • BS in ME, EE, Automation, or Related Field or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, work orders and electrical schematics
  • Mechanically inclined, strong problem solving skills, hands-on individual
  • Must be able to apply lean principles to increase efficiency and minimize WIP
  • Proficient with MS Office and a working knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

We offer:

Clean, modern facility

  • Fantastic benefits
  • Fun culture
  • Nice people
  • A place where your opinion matters

We are an equal opportunity employer/vets/disability

If this position fits what you are looking for, we would like to talk to you. Complete the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. Positions are available as long as posting is up.


Backer Hotwatt values their full time employees and offers the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 9 Company Observed Holidays
  • Birthday paid day off
  • Bereavement Leave