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Aerotek Production Engineer in Columbus, Indiana


In the Columbus facility, our client is are manufacturing custom machinery for their customers. This is an OEM plant where the entire assembly process of the product is completed. They also do their own manufacturing of individual components for their product. This plant has several different department to support the build of the client's product. The includes a welding area, CNC and Manual machining, paint, and automated assembly.

The candidates hired for this role will split their time between project management responsibilities and hands on troubleshooting of the equipment. From a project standpoint, they will be responsible for a specific project assigned to them where they may have to work with vendors/suppliers, manage new launch activity, perform machine builds/installation, downtime reduction, etc. When issues arise at the plant that neither Maintenance or Quality teams can support the PE group will assist in troubleshooting or repairing the equipment/processes. It will be about 60% on the floor supporting production and 40% working with suppliers and documentation around specifications for design, new machines, and equipment . This position will spend time in the assembly department at first understanding the processes, then work some in the welding area. They want people to get the full scope of their process during their time on contract.

When supporting their projects the candidates will do design for manufacturing work. This includes tooling, fixtures, machines, etc to support the projects they are working on using CATIA


  1. Bachelors Degree in Engineering , BSEET/BSMET preferred.

  2. Project Management experience- Must be able to walk through projects they have helped manage or supported during these

  3. Mechanical Aptitude - Must have interests outside of coursework and professional that demonstrate the person is hands-on problem solver (ex. Farm work, automotive work, school club involvement, etc.)

  4. Manufacturing Experience- Internship or professional work in either a machining, welding, automated assembly environment.

  5. Troubleshooting Equipment Experience -- either machinery or PLC programming that is connected to project management.


  1. PLC and Electrical Troubleshooting Skills

  2. Robotics

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.