Manufacturing Engineer in Madison, WI at PointOne Recruiting Solutions

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

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Job Location: Madison, WI

Are you a degreed Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer looking for your next opportunity? Do you have a passion for Lean? Can you develop value streams in work cells? Do you have a Continuous Improvement mindset? We have a job that was meant for you!  This MANUFCTURING ENGINEER role is an excellent opportunity in the Greater Madison, WI area with a very fast growing, 100% Employee owned company that reinvests in technology, offers a very competitive compensation package, profit sharing, and an excellent benefits package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to:


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing the value stream within each work cell and implementing the following LEAN operating characteristics; standard work, 5S; Set-up reduction; continuous improvement; operator training, job rotation and defining operational metrics for the GEMBA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

Create/update work instructions and standard work for assigned cells. Work with operators to document their processes, study the operations and work practices for improvements, and document findings.

Quantify process improvements in terms of additional throughput, ergonomics, reduction in non-value added activity, set up reduction time, and quality improvements. Work with the operators to identify work center improvements.

Analyze setup procedures for each assigned work area, documenting the current state and defining set up reduction opportunities, measure and implement. Implement a 5S process within each work cell; engaging the operators in this practice

Promote a lean culture by leading kaizen events, hosting formalized training, and managing the improvement of the company’s manufacturing process.

Create, improve, document, and sustain processes improvements- be an advocate for change.

Promote all Safety and 5-S policies and procedures; help run clean and safe work cells.

Research and develop proposals for new equipment and machinery. Prepare cost justifications and payback analysis. Contract with outside services firms for machine installation and set-up.

Supports the Operations teams to delivers the measurable results as defined.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The position requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering with experience in a LEAN manufacturing environment.

Candidates should have a customer centric attitude, be metric driven, and have a continuous improvement mindset.

Must be proficient in LEAN tools such as value stream mapping, establishing standard work, ability to use mini tab when appropriate.

 Must be able to multi-task and be deadline oriented in a fast-paced, union environment. 

Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Microsoft Outlook required.

Must have valid driver's license.  Some travel may be required for machine installation and testing or conferences/training opportunities. 

Recruiter Name: Scott Fregien Recruiter Phone: (262) 886-8000 ext. 221Category: Manufacturing & Engineering