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Project Engineer


Posted by Leatherman on 04/29/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: , Action, Bike, Fishing, Fitness, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow, WaterSports

Job Categories: Design - Engineer, Design & Development - Product, Manufacturing

Company Type: Accessories, HardGoods/Equipment, Recreation, Retail

State: OR

City: Portland

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


When Tim Leatherman built the first American multipurpose tool, there were no CAD files, no blueprints. Just perseverance, imagination, and a little ingenuity. The result is a product that customers around the world have come to trust and use to solve problems big and small. That same spirit flows through our company today. It’s a place where you can help create solutions that improve the lives of our consumers and our communities. Where you can work with amazing folks that care for each other, learn from one another, and laugh—a lot. It’s a place where you can help build a better brand, and a better you.

We believe we are here to empower people for whatever life throws their way. Regardless of who you are, we believe that with the right tools in hand, anyone can achieve greatness. We believe we can make significant contributions to the world through innovation, so we value perseverance in our work and ingenious design in our products. We believe in growing and supporting our most valuable asset—our employees. That’s why we believe in integrity and authentic collaboration, which instills trust in one another and allows us to create global solutions that our competitors cannot copy. We believe in self honesty and humility which fuels change and growth from our failures. When we reflect these values, we believe we’re building a thriving culture that celebrates diversity, promotes personal and professional growth, develops respect for one another, and cultivates a community that can solve any problem.

Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 team members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Please visit our website at:

The successful candidate for the Manufacturing Engineer - Projects will play an instrumental role in bringing new products to market by providing manufacturability feedback to product designers, developing robust and capable processes, and problem-solving manufacturing challenges.  Maintains a heavy focus on continuous improvement, cost reduction, and factory capital projects in partnership with Product Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.  Actively identifies areas for improvement and implementation of advanced technologies.  Supports business objectives and goals related to Safety Quality Delivery Cost (SQDC).


The ideal candidate must be able to:

=         Lead manufacturing process development for new product introductions.

=         Develop tooling, gauging, and fixturing to support part processing and inspection.

=         Partner with suppliers to understand design for manufacturing opportunities to support controlled and capable processes.

=         Inform manufacturing and product decision making by calculating process times and labor and material costs.

=         Perform statistical analysis, including capability studies, control charts, and interpret results.

=         Lead new or re-engineered capital equipment projects by understanding the needs and requirements, quotation, runoff and installation process.

=         Develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross functional areas to ensure new products are introduced to manufacturing in an effective manner. 

=         Provide DFM feedback to the Design and Advanced Development teams.

=         Review DFMEA and perform PFMEA studies to inform project risks, control plans, and PPAP content.

=         Proactively identify areas of improvement. Outline potential projects and baseline them against metrics.

=         Create and update process prints based on process capability and tolerance stack-ups.

=         Understand and apply Lean and Six Sigma tools.

=         Lead problem solving teams that implement corrective action through effective identification of root cause. 

=         Understand the opportunities in emerging technologies and how they apply to Leatherman.


Experience and Education Requirements:

=         Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering is required.

=         Three or more years of experience which provides knowledge of manufacturing processes in light industry and utilization of advanced problem-solving skills preferred.

=         Strong computer knowledge with demonstrated experience in MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

=         CAD skills required.  Solidworks experience preferred.  Understanding of GD&T preferred.

=         Able to utilize problem solving engineering methods such as Shainin, 8D, or Six Sigma.

=         Demonstrated knowledge of fixture design methodology.


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Our Benefits
Leatherman Tool Group is committed to providing a total rewards package to our employees that is a multipurpose as our products. Our total rewards package includes competitive compensation along with medical, dental, vision, disability life insurance, PTO, and our Employee Assistance Program. The package also includes a generous bonus plan, employee discount on products, eligibility upon hire for 401k contributions with up to 5% match and immediate vesting. Here at Leatherman we also believe in investing in the wellbeing of our team members through offerings like 10 paid holidays, our on-site health center with nutrition classes, a gym, an outdoor basketball court, a pickle ball court and an award winning wellness program. And because your success is our success we offer our employees opportunities for career advancement and personal growth with our tuition reimbursement program, online classes through LinkedIn Learning, and our job shadow program.


Core Values

We thrill our consumers with quality, products and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures;  We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential.


We create innovative products that prepare people for the expected and unexpected and result in real tales of triumph.


Our vision is to be the global multipurpose brand of choice.

Pre-employment background check and drug screening is required. Leatherman Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Leatherman

Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools.