Operations Engineer (7:00am - 4:00pm)

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Mazzella Core Values:

  • Lifelong Learner – routinely acquire new skills and capabilities that bring value
  • Humble – lack excessive ego or concerns about status; emphasize the Team over self
  • Hungry – always looking for more, self-motivated, and diligent; do more than to just get by, committed  
  • Smart – common sense about people, good judgement, and intuition around their impact on group dynamics

Exhibit exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing Lean Six Sigma Principles for continuous improvement to the production facilities and manufacturing equipment.  This will be demonstrated through analytical thinking, successful implementation of improvements projects, effective preventive maintenance procedures, and expeditious repairs. This position ensures a standard of Operational Excellence for a Sales Driven Organization.


  1. Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Principles, find ways to reduce waste, improve production efficiencies to meet on time delivery, improve product quality and other production metrics
  2. Hands on position, 70% manufacturing floor / 30% office ratio
  3. Oversee shop equipment and preventative maintenance schedules
  4. Coordinate projects and repairs by reviewing production schedules, process flow, data and activities
  5. Be the point of contact and manage on-site contractor activity ensuring compliance to safety
  6. Review and improve production schedules, process flow, data and activities as identified
  7. Produce products and deliver services with maximum efficiency
  8. Perform cost benefit analysis, ROI and monitor overhead to assist the financial planning process to exceed the yearly budget
  9. Design and implement control systems to ensure products meet industry standards and improved efficiency
  10. Communicate with internal/external partners about product specifications, purchasing, and current production capabilities
  11. Maintain communication with management on lean project status
  12. Focus on workflow while balancing many factors including production time, labor requirement, course of action, product quality optimization, removing obstacles, using technology, ERP system, all other tools and resources
  13. Ensure and maintain employees’ safety and environmental concerns
  14. Understand and implement the 5s Visual Management System
  15. Be actively engaged in the claims process as requested to assist with reconciliation of reject or secondary product
  16. Assist with cycle counting as required to ensure the accuracy of inventory for the organization
  17. Other duties as assigned




A high school diploma or GED is required; at least 2 years in an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering or related discipline


Experience & Skills

  • Prior experience as Operations or Facilities Engineer in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (black belt a plus) or Lean training preferred, with excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in conflict resolution, direct labor utilization, budgeting, maintaining equipment, maintenance schedules of mission critical equipment
  • Ability to identify bottlenecks and determine effective solutions
  • Ability to identify cost savings strategies and implement promptly and effectively
  • Requires solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated skill with hand tools, power tools and welding
  • Basic knowledge of electrical/control circuits
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical assemblies
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and planning skills are required
  • Excellent math skills and overall PC literacy (Microsoft Office) are required, CAD or SolidWorks a plus
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivated and disciplined with the ability to multi-task
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check, physical, drug screen and E-verify

EOE/Drug Free Workplace


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