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Manufacturing Engineer - Design Cost Analysis Job at AGCO in Jackson, MN

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AGCO is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Jackson, MN design engineering team.  This Manufacturing Engineer role will play a key part in estimating product costs throughout the product development cycle. The responsibilities cover establishing accurate costs and reporting changes on costs to the “New Product Introduction (NPI)” design teams and management on a timely basis.  The design cost analysis is a key part of providing valuable information to the product development team and management prior to launching new products.


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate discussions on cost reduction ideas with engineering modules for new products
  • Track implementation and status of cost reduction ideas for multiple products
  • Create cost estimates for different design proposals and report to engineers
  • Evaluate different sites’ costs across the corporation and benchmark best costs 
  • Develop summary reports and reference or training material for future best cost practices

Demonstrating these additional qualities/qualifications:

  • Detail and results oriented, organized,  self-directed
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Must be able to be “the expert” in costing and capable of providing a full analysis of all differences
  • Must have in-depth understanding of the bill of materials, routings, engineering prints and overhead costs and how they are developed and maintained
  • Must be able to work across many groups from engineers to cost accountants and management

Additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or 3-5 years equivalent experiences in mfg. environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Team player with ability to provide change and cost improvement ideas to leadership
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office and must be able to learn multiple computer systems for gathering information and communicating findings, especially excel, PLC (SAP), Apriori, Mapics, Windchill
  • Able to work in a manufacturing environment and office environment
  • Windchill experience a plus as is “Design for manufacturing (DFM)”



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