| June 7, 2024

Manufacturing Engineer, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing

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Website SoLa Impact


The Manufacturing Engineer will be a part of the team setting a state-of-the-art modular manufacturing operation working with design, production, quality and supply chain teams. As we start production, this role will perform manufacturing planning, continuous improvement and sustaining activities required to support production teams meet throughput goals and improve overall efficiency with the overall goal of reducing cost of housing in California.

$100,00-$120,000 base salary range depending on experience
On-site @ 740 E. 111th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90059


SoLa Impact is a real estate private equity firm with a double bottom line strategy focused on preserving, rehabbing, and building high-quality affordable housing in Black and brown communities. SoLa is Southern California’s largest for-profit affordable housing developer and is currently in construction on over 2,000 affordable housing units across Southern California. SoLa currently owns and manages over $1.2 billion of multifamily assets, almost all of which are in low-income, Black and brown communities.

SoLa’s new venture is reinventing multifamily housing creation by building the first and only standardized modular housing factory. The new venture is a comprehensive manufacturing system designed, engineered, and built to consistently produce a high-quality, low-cost, net-zero ready, and most importantly, standardized, modular housing product. This a Black-owned and operated business based in Southern California that will deliver between 1,000 – 1,500 modular housing units per year by 2025. We offer a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment which is intellectually challenging and extremely rewarding and fulfilling as we collectively aim to solve for affordable housing.



  • Assist with establishing manufacturing and business practices and processes necessary to move fast while still producing high quality products
  • Manage assemblies and their child components from design release through prototyping and production — lay out the build and test flow to ensure an efficient, high-quality product flow capable of scaling with time
  • Drive the assembly’s first build and test effort through design integration, assembly sequencing, mBOM development, build and test work order creation, and specification authoring
  • Develop detailed work instructions, plan and manage manufacturing routings workflows in the MES system
  • Design tools, jigs and fixtures as required to improve process speed and quality
  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.
  • Assist with time and process studies to evaluate work content, establish standards and labor requirements.
  • Manage and assist with implementation of manufacturing software systems.
  • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Support the shop floor and production personnel through responsive issue resolution and provide upstream feedback
  • Develop strong working relationships with Product Engineering, Quality, Procurement and production teams to ensure all company objectives can be met


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, industrial or similar) or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D CAD design software like SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk Inventor preferred.
  • Self-starter that has demonstrated the ability to define and own a process from scratch and roll out that process through adept communication to a diverse team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of typical manufacturing execution systems and quality management systems


SoLa Impact offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as pet insurance, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and bereavement days. This package is designed to provide employees with a range of important benefits that help to support their physical and emotional well-being, while also providing financial protection and peace of mind.


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