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Process Improvement Engineer 

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Req Number ENG-18-00006  
Position Manufacturing Engineer  
Division Miller Electric Mfg. Co., an ITW Company  
Location Appleton, WI  
Dept 147 

Assigned Shift First Shift 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  


We are looking for a positive professional that has the ability to work well in a fast paced, dynamic manufacturing setting. The individual shall be a positive culture leader and influencer, develop employee/teams, and promote an engaged and safe workplace. They shall have a proven track record in driving actions that achieve results in key areas of the business including safety, quality, delivery, productivity and cost savings. This individual will also be responsible for facilitating and implementing both manufacturing and facility improvements across the division.


  • •Study operations sequence to help develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote safe and efficient staff and facility utilization.

    •Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material and utilities.

    •Make recommendations to existing processes that will reduce cost, risk, waste, and in turn improve quality, productivity, and yields.

    •Fully own technical milestones in project timelines; ensure on-time product delivery.

    •Understand, maintain, and continually improve manufacturing/assembly processes as related to safety, quality, efficiency, and delivery.

    •Displays strong decision-making skills in a high-pressured environment.

    •Allocates time appropriately in production to improve conversion cost and have a functional understanding of production equipment and the effects on operations.

    •Utilize 80/20 in managing all aspects of the role.

    •Analyze problem and sources of conflict, explores and selects solutions, implements an action plan, and resolves issues.

    •Encourage employee ownership of operations, products, and processes.

    •Collaborate with production personnel and management to effectively support safety related initiatives.

    •Manage external contractors and internal maintenance support resources as needed.

    •Act as a coach/trainer for critical manufacturing/assembly processes.

    •Lead safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost saving initiatives through employee involvement ITW toolbox principles to achieve business objectives including participation in teams within the business and functional areas.

    •Communicate the status of Toolbox projects, including; progress reports, identifying barriers and recommended solutions.

    •Demonstrate and encourage effective communication to personnel at all levels within the organization.

    •Resolve problems causing production shutdown, substandard production, and or low efficiencies whenever they occur.

Position Requirements


  • •Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field

    •3 years of professional work experience in an Engineering capacity, internships included.

    •Detailed understanding of production/assembly equipment, and its interrelationship in regard to production flow and efficiency

    •Demonstrates a positive attitude, takes personal accountability, listens, is approachable, and exhibits encouragement of diverse ideas.

    •Displays great organizational skills with an understanding on prioritization.

    •Proven record in driving results.

    •Strong initiative and follow through with a drive to learn.



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