Manufacturing Engineer - Corona, CA

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world-famous brand with offices across the globe. Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument; it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are searching for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will assist and lead, as required, the efforts to control and improve processes and systems currently in use, and to bring new technologies to Fender in the search for Better Product, considering the Best Time to process, adhering to the current and new Environmental laws to continue delivering product to customers as scheduled.  You will also be responsible for creating systems (manual and automation systems) and able to trouble shoot equipment and product diligently.

About the Job:

  • Lead and coach A3 problem solving efforts related to process opportunities
  • Provide technical support to team members, application engineers and production personnel and CNC Equipment as required
  • Sustain control of parameters in ANDERSON and HAAS platforms
  • Optimize milling programs via MasterCam
  • Assist in the documentation of regulatory information related to new processes or process changes (Work instructions (EWI), Visual aids critical to quality (EVAQ), Standard Work (SWI), paint recipes and process control formats)
  • Identify, develop and implement new technologies at manufacturing process
  • Establish processes and procedures to optimize cost and quality of manufacturing methods
  • Design fixtures and tools to optimize production throughput and quality assurance
  • Support continuous improvement projects and assist in process development/qualification
  • Provide technical support to track data for main detractors of yield
  • Implement, monitoring, control and/or logging systems with the Process Technician, and other designated members as directed by the Director of Engineering
  • Participate and promote process characterization projects
  • Additional duties as assigned

What you need: 

  • BA/BS in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial or Electronics Engineering
  • Minimum of two to four (2 -4) years of experience within a manufacturing engineering role
  • Hands on experience on software applications, i.e., AutoCAD, Solid Works, Master CAM, MS Office, Minitab and SAP
  • Technical experience on using CNC machinery, CNC Coding languages, lathes, drill press; grinders and other tool room equipment is required
  • Cross functional experience in manufacturing processes
  • Experience with equipment validation and process qualification
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Lean-sigma knowledge and Green Belt / Black Belt a plus

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Fender is required by law in certain jurisdictions to include a pay scale in the job posting for this position.  “Pay scale” means the salary or hourly wage range that Fender reasonably expects to pay for this position; it is neither a promise nor a guarantee of the compensation that the successful candidate will receive.  The pay scale for this position takes into account the wide range of factors that Fender considers in making compensation decisions, including, without limitation: skill set, experience, and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  If this is a remote position, the pay scale disclosed herein may be adjusted further based upon the applicable geographic differential associated with the location from which the successful candidate will work.  Please note that it is not typical for a Fender employee to be at or near the top of the pay scale for their role – especially as a new hire – and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  Subject to the foregoing, the current pay scale for this position is $61,480 to $80,000 per year.


Job Profile


North America


United States


401(k) Dental Equipment purchase program Medical Paid Time Off


AutoCAD CNC Coding languages CNC machinery Manufacturing Manufacturing processes Master CAM MasterCAM Minitab MS Office SAP Solid Works Training

  • Design fixtures and tools
  • Document regulatory information
  • Implement new technologies
  • Lead A3 problem solving efforts
  • Optimize milling programs
  • Participate in process characterization projects
  • Provide technical support
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Track data for yield

2-4 years


BA/BS in Manufacturing Electronics Engineering Engineering Industrial Manufacturing Mechanical


Black Belt Green Belt Lean-sigma


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