Appleton, WI

Manufacturing Engineer

Production Engineer Job Description

Production Engineer

Appleton, WI

Company Overview

Join an organization with a dynamic leadership team that truly values and appreciates its employees. We are a state-of-the-art production facility that specializes in manufacturing architectural wood doors. We are currently seeking a motivated Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This is a "hands-on" role that requires flexibility and a strong team-oriented mindset.

  • Major player in the architectural wood door industry
  • $550 million organization with 800 employees, 3 divisions, and 15 manufacturing plants
  • This division consists of 200 employees
  • Production orders are booked out for a year
  • Dynamic leadership team
  • Outstanding culture focused on safety and individual growth

Benefits and Features

  • Excellent benefits and compensation plan
    • Employer match on 401K
    • Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance
    • Tuition Assistance
  • Strong bonus program
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Culture of empowering individuals
  • Work/Life Balance - real vacation time with no work expectations
  • Business casual workplace


  • Lead projects focused on driving continuous improvement in manufacturing operations (65% of time)
  • Coordinate, design, and develop manufacturing processes using tools such as DOE, FMEA, SPC, and capability analysis
  • Work on capital projects and determine ROI
  • Support production and maintenance operations
  • Improve safety, quality, productivity, and delivery in all departments
  • Apply ergonomics requirements to eliminate work hazards and improve safety
  • Mentor, train, develop, and evaluate team members as required
  • Help develop and implement metrics for production teams
  • Communicate project updates and progress to all levels of the company


  • BS in Mechanical/Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering is required
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Manufacturing Engineer, with a focus on continuous improvement (preferably with custom products or in a job shop)
  • Experience with CAD software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or Creo)
  • Proficient in using analytical tools such as DOE, FMEA, and SPC
  • Ability to work independently
  • Prior project management experience from start to finish is highly desirable
  • Prior experience with capital projects is a plus
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and value stream mapping preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with all levels of staff

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