Manufacturing Engineering Services

Sterling has partnered with some of the world’s largest companies to supply creative, innovative results for over five decades.

From concept ideation to 6 Sigma Lean integration, Sterling Engineering can assist with any part of your product process. Our wide-ranging expert engineering teams can assist in designing or selecting new capital equipment, integrating it into existing product lines, and ensuring accelerated time-to-market.

Our creativity and innovation extend to every aspect of our approach, and Sterling’s teams are ready to design systems to meet your unique production needs. After production, we are here to support you and reduce downtime with unique automated, predictable maintenance solutions.

Manufacturing Engineering
Industry Highlights

  • Automotive (gas, diesel & electric)
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Device & Diagnostics
  • Consumer Products (electronic & appliance)
  • Energy (solar, battery)
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Package Manufacturing
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment (agriculture, construction, locomotive, mining, off-road vehicles)
  • Don’t see your industry? Contact us to discuss how we can help you.


End-to-end project delivery or a la carte services support all engineering and manufacturing stages.

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Front-end planning
Capital investment and ROI assessment
Industry and competitive benchmarking
Strategic alignment and management
Business case assessment
Production loading assessment
Site master planning

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Project Management

Assemble cross-functional teams
Custom in-house or offsite solutions
Change management
Project controls
Owner’s representation
Construction management
Bid preparation
Generate project scope documents

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Product Engineering

Product development
Design for manufacturability
Reverse engineering
Materials selection

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Process Engineering

Engineering methodology
Equipment and plant layout
Process automation assessment & optimization
Industrial engineering
Facilities systems
Production line design & integration
Continuous improvement
Manufacturing support & vendor selection

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Equipment Engineering

Automated test systems
Robotic work cell systems
Customized equipment design
Assembly fixtures and tooling
Reverse engineering
Detailing (parts, assemblies, and BOM)
Equipment integration

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Start-Up & Documentation

Facility/utility commissioning
Validation/qualification documentation
Quality system documentation
Document control/CAD data
Safety procedures
Operating/maintenance manuals
Instructional design

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Did you know Sterling also provides workforce solutions for manufacturers?

Sterling Staffing has decades of job placement experience, including working with all types of manufacturing companies. Learn more >

Manufacturing Engineering Case Studies

Process Design – Food Manufacturer

A leading manufacturer of specialty desserts had the opportunity to double its revenue without new clients or products. How is this possible? Read on.

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Robotic Work Cell – Appliance Manufacturer

An appliance manufacturer hired an automation company to automate the process of assembling a new oven design. Read on.

Point of Care Diagnostic Test

Sterling Engineering evaluated and optimized packaging for a Japanese medical device manufacturer. Read on.

Proven solutions for manufacturing leaders and innovators.

Contact Sterling to access our deep, industry-specific knowledge.

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