Manufacturing Engineer

Travis Body & Trailers, Inc.    Houston, TX
Job Description


Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. is a division of Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation that encompasses five leading manufacturers of dump bodies, landscape bodies, grain bodies, platforms, hoists, and truck and trailer equipment and accessories. TBEI services 800+ distributors and dealers, across North America offering 5 major brands. TBEI offers industry-leading technology, management team, and performance. TBEI also services customers with high quality products including military-spec dump bodies for the US Armed Forces. For more information on TBEI, visit:

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:


We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for our Travis Body & Trailers, Inc. Division located in Houston, TX. The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for identifying areas of improvement within the production and quality departments.This role is responsibilities for continuous improvement throughout the facility. He/She will assist with identifying standards of performance, measure progress, set up and control workflow for optimum efficiency.

  • Ensure customer satisfaction with products and delivery time based on production scheduling and demand needs by applying proven methods such as LEAN, 5's, KPI, Kaizen, etc.
  • Review schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning efficiency and best practices
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to production supervisors/leaders
  • Must have strong focus on employees and ensure their safety and well-being
  • Must have strong customer focus and make the best decisions for TravisI and our customers
  • Ability to manage change and maintain credibility with all production employees

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical preferred.
  • 5+ years experience managing and/or leading in a production environment.
  • Broad knowledge and the ability to implement quality management systems such as ISO
  • Extensive knowledge and the ability to drive continuous improvement through lean manufacturing and/or lean six sigma techniques.
  • Must have the ability to create/develop budgets and work within them
  • Ability to coordinate plant activities and value stream flow with departmental supervisors/leaders
  • Experience managing 75+ production employees
  • Bi-Lingual a plus

    1. Demonstrated success in leading the development of strategic plans2. Knowledge of new product introduction processes3. Growth oriented with proven record of continuous improvement success4. Strong project management skills5. Effective time management system that ensures commitments are honored6. Experience in coaching and mentoring of employees to advance their careers7. Make it happen attitude


    In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. offers a wide array of benefits including: insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal days, 401(k) with matching contributions, tuition reimbursement, etc. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.

    Job Type: Full-timeShift: 07:30 am – 05:00 pm, Monday thru FridayStatus: ExemptSalary: DOE

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Manufacturing Engineer: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Location:

  • Houston, TX 77041 (Preferred)
  • Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)
  • Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)
  • Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Child Care benefits
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:18:11 GMT

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