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Manufacturing Engineer

Date:  Jan 29, 2023

Reno, NV, US, 89506

Company:  Vista

Vista Reno is looking for talented, fun, and energetic Manufacturing Engineer to join our world class manufacturing plant in Reno, NV


Who We Are:

Vista is the industry leader in personalized physical and digital products. We empower over 17 million global customers to make an impression – and we’re fueled by forward-thinking and innovative technology. We encourage our employees to think like owners – to continue to act small as we grow. Every team builds their own roadmaps and chooses the programming languages and technologies that suit them best. This helps us have a big impact at the enterprise level, while still feeling small and nimble. Just last year, Vistaprint generated $1.508B in revenue through customized print products, signage, apparel, websites and more.




This position is responsible for supporting production operations, interacting with various departments and teams to help them understand the current state of operations, implementing step change improvements, and applying best practices on optimizing both existing and new product process flows. Responsibilities involve evaluating equipment, understanding key machine settings, installing control systems, and upgrading the process.




  • Uses lean manufacturing principles to develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods. Also utilizes knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, documentation, process, and quality control standards.
  • Lead and support the launch of equipment, product, process, continuous improvement and automation projects for production equipment, utilities, and facilities
  • Develop/Prepare Process Designs for both proposals and new projects, to ensure accuracy, competitiveness and compliance with design standards, specifications, relevant codes and EHS requirements in the region.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain and develop knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
  • Managing projects in an advanced manufacturing environment to engage and communicate with internal and external stake holders
  • Implementing systems to detect and prevent defects and functionality of equipment by developing process parameters and eliminating/controlling gap conditions for built-in quality.
  • Testing, qualification and product trials of current prototypes, materials, and products
  • Implementing Engineering Change Orders in production
  • Auditing processes to verify its working at the optimum level, throughput rate and quality rate to meet supply specifications
  • Analysing equipment malfunctions and failure modes, also developing, and implementing corrective actions by engaging all stakeholders
  • Use Lean tools and techniques to optimize equipment capacity to drive efficiency and control of the manufacturing cost.
  • Resolve production problems, maximise product reliability also developing cost reduction initiatives while still maintaining quality and productivity
  • Ability to engage and interact with other manufacturing support functions such as engineering maintenance, safety, quality, and customer care
  • Functional awareness of requirements for the US and international standards in meeting regulation compliances
  • Application of lean manufacturing principles like Standardised Work (STW), Waste elimination, FIFO, Kanban, Continuous material flow, Mistake proofing, Kaizen, Line balancing, Process Control Plans, PFMEA and SOP's and driving continuous improvement for an incident-free working environment.
  • Applies statistical methods to understand historical production, quality trends, production forecast, process capacity review, the scope of improvement. Also, work with management on prioritizing and planning improvement activities
  • Structured Root-Cause Problem Solving (RCPS) techniques and apply them regularly in a highly structured way, documenting the results and following up on execution and overall equipment effectiveness OEE.
  • Plan, propose and implement new manufacturing technology balancing risk, cost, quality, floor space and product leading to TPM and operational excellence
  • Confers with global teams concerning product design, tooling, and fixtures to ensure efficient production standardisation and methods. Also confers with vendors about equipment, materials, and spare parts
  • Manage capacity planning for production lines, ensuring accurate records are kept of the existing layout and providing analysis of long-term requirements based on key inputs from marketing, suppliers and global Cimpress business unit



  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or industrial Engineering; minimum 5-7 years’ experience in a manufacturing engineering role; or the equivalent of education and work experience 
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of FEM/MATLAB/EXCEL, AUTO-CAD, MS Office Suite
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principals
  • Ability to demonstrate task management and timeline control
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels and positions within the organization
  • Ability conceptualises, design and draw
  • Prior experience and knowledge in print, packaging and warehousing is an advantage
  • Team player with positive can-do attitude & customer focus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the concepts of lean manufacturing and in project management 
  • Energetic and highly motivated, flexible with ‘hands-on’’ approach, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work unsupervised 
  • Train others on problem-solving techniques through small-group problem-solving activities and able to stand for long periods
  • Must have excellent communication and project management skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and planning skills with a strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a busy work environment with intense periods of activity
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to perform the job duties safely and efficiently
  • Some weekend and holiday work may occasionally be required



  • The ability to perform normal sitting and standing activities and lift to xxx lbs.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time
  • The ability to actively listening and read comprehensive documents
  • Strong communication skills

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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