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Manufacturing Engineer III


Emeryville, CA, US, 94608

Req ID:  23627

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .



About Us: 

f’real foods is a growing frozen beverage company that designs and markets great-tasting milkshakes, smoothies and frappes. f’real f’natics (people who love our products!) freshly blend our delicious beverages in a patented blender that can be found in almost 20,000 locations across North America, and now internationally. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation, our company has grown by leaps and bounds, yet f’realies (team members) still maintain our entrepreneurial spirit and culture. 


Our latest blender is a masterpiece of electro-mechanical sophistication (if we do say so ourselves), with lots of electronics, a couple of computers, a multitude of sensors, several motors, built-in diagnostics and remote cellular monitoring.  We’re in the process of bringing more versions to market and we’re looking for a smart and enthusiastic Manufacturing Engineer to join our team.



Position Summary:

This career-level position will support new product introduction (NPI) and supplier development as we continue to grow and expand our product offerings.  You will report to the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and work from our office in Emeryville, CA.  Domestic and international travel will be required and may be frequent at times.  You will receive general supervision and direction from the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, and work with a cross-functional team to transition new products to manufacturing, and improve the quality, cost of goods, and reliability of existing products.  Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include:


  • Assist with the design transfer of new products to our contract manufacturing partners (CM’s)
  • Provide support to CM’s for process development, scale-up, cost reduction, and quality improvement
  • Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, improved quality and efficiency
  • Select commercial electrical and mechanical components according to established specifications, and evaluate for performance, reliability, and cost
  • Modify CAD models and drawings of custom components and assemblies, with guidance from engineering staff
  • Plan and conduct design verification and reliability tests, prepare written protocols and plans
  • Set-up and assemble test fixtures/apparatus, including measurement and data acquisition instruments; design, and source test fixtures/apparatus as needed.
  • With guidance from your GM prepare and pursue a personal development plan



About you:

You are an enthusiastic team player with solid technical and people skills.  You thrive in a collaborative work environment and love the challenges that come with innovation and change.  You have a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, and manufacturing methods; a practical and logical approach to problem solving; and a desire to learn and expand your knowledge; are results driven with a “do what it takes” mindset, organized and able to focus yourself to achieve and exceed goals. 




  • BS in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline required
  • 4-7 years full-time experience as a manufacturing engineer in a supplier development role
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals including: electrical and mechanical principles, fluidics, materials
  • Experience with common manufacturing processes and practices: particularly injection molding, CNC and sheet metal fabrication
  • Familiar with statistical methods, 6-sigma, and LEAN concepts
  • Familiar with common instruments including: volt-ohm Meter, oscilloscope, micrometer, etc.
  • Able to prepare, read, analyze, and interpret common technical and manufacturing documents
  • Familiarity with common CAD software (SolidWorks desired) and office productivity tools (MSWord, MSExcel)
  • Positive and fun outlook…we’re in the milkshake business after all!

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Management

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