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Process Improvement Specialist  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Req Number ENG-18-00019  
Position Manufacturing Engineer  
Division Miller Electric Mfg. Co., an ITW Company  
Location Appleton, WI  
Dept 120 

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. This individual will be responsible for facilitating and implementing both manufacturing and facility improvements across the division.


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

  • Develop new and maintain existing facility/manufacturing layouts

  • Develop capacity and contingency plans for the division

  • Apply ITW Lean Operating Principles to the division operations

  • Lead and support divisional and company programs, i.e. Employee Involvement program

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

  • Coordinate equipment and facility preventive maintenance programs

  • Manage external contractors and internal maintenance support resources as needed

  • Justify and procure capital equipment/tooling for existing and or new processes

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

  • Understand & assure compliance of government regulations as related to our business

  • Work closely with engineers to ensure new product manufacturability

Position Requirements


  • BS Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or related field

  • 5+ years of professional work experience

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting, particularly as part of a cross functional team

  • Proven project management and facility layout skills

  • Strong leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills

  • Excellent problem-solving capability

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to lead effectively in a team-based organization

  • Strong computers skills including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD

  • Solid works experience is desirable


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