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Manufacturing Engineer

Green Bay, WI, USA Req #439
Friday, May 10, 2019
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart contract furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.

Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the contract furniture company that best understands the contract furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure contract furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

KI, a world class supplier of innovative and award-winning furniture solutions for business, educational, and healthcare environments, is seeking a full-time Manufacturing Engineer in our Green Bay Manufacturing Facility.

To learn more about KI, please visit

Job Duties:

This position will plan, formulate, and coordinate various long-term engineering projects designed to improve the quality and performance of products and to reduce cost, waste, and delays in operation. This position will evaluate, develop and recommend improvements in safety, quality, manufacturing equipment, layouts, processes, and material handling equipment. The position will evaluate, develop and over see production of new and non-standard products.

In addition, job duties will include:

  • Continuous process improvement activities.

  • Implement new products and processes.

  • Supervise/assist in development of non-standard products.

  • Evaluate new and existing processes and equipment.

  • Support and manage Global Sourcing projects for product improvements, cost savings and/or supplier changes.

  • Design and develop manufacturing processes and equipment to support new or modified products.

  • Work with Sales Operations to resolve field install or quality issues.

  • Provide Customer Service and Sales support for standard and custom product inquiries.

  • Respond to and correct production problems as they arise.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

  • Three to five years of directly related experience in a fabrication/assembly manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with BPCS or MRPII manufacturing system.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement principles.

Value Added Skills:

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and BPCS

  • Ability to calculate accurate cost justifications

  • Capability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to solve problems

  • Ability to work with other people within and outside the company

  • Ability to work independently

  • Creativity

  • Team Player

  • Positive Attitude

KI offers a welcoming work culture with competitive benefits for eligible employees. Benefits include:

  • 100% Employee ownership

  • Competitive health, dental, & vision insurance

  • A 401(k) Plan with company match

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Wellness resources, including an on-site fitness center and a fitness reimbursement program

  • An educational reimbursement program

  • Company paid life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and EAP.

  • Sick pay

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Green Bay, WI, USA