Manufacturing Engineer

This position is located in Waukesha, WI.


Husco provides Engineers the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering within a fast-paced, industry leading and entrepreneurial organization. The Manufacturing Engineer I is responsible for supporting the development and installation of new manufacturing equipment/processes, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities, and resolving equipment performance issues. The key to success in this position is problem solving and utilizing technical knowledge to get to the root cause of a problem rather than simply identifying symptoms. A successful Manufacturing Engineer I is self-motivated and a natural trouble-shooter who is able to react quickly under pressure, prioritize workload and manage several tasks concurrently.

Husco is committed to building an environment for employees to be able:

  • To have the flexibility of their own work and put a personal ‘stamp’ on their output
  • Continuously expand and develop their professional talents, skills, and knowledge
  • Create a product for our customers that serves a greater purpose to communities around the world


  • Support New Product Development: Create and develop manufacturing system concepts to fulfill business needs. Work with design engineers and production to quote, specify, order, debug, receive, install, and runoff new production equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, assembly stations, work cells, test stations, material handling equipment, and packaging for new products/new processes. Supports the new product development process through PFMEA, DFM, and CAPP activities to ensure safety, quality, delivery, and cost targets are met. Document procedures, processes, best practices to support the new equipment.
  • Maximize Operations Production and Efficiency: Maintain the current systems and equipment through analysis, troubleshooting and improvement. Perform the work needed to maximize production and efficiency. Implement/modify manufacturing processes to fulfill business needs. Work with production employees to continually improve production operations, system maintenance and design concepts through coaching, equipment design/modification/selection, training, and participation in PPI activities. Communicate and assist the manufacturing aspects of the current production operations.
  • Upgrade Material and Equipment: Work with advanced engineering and equipment suppliers to determine designs and configurations for new equipment and upgrades in conformance with company specifications and quality standards. Preparation of financial analysis for capital expenditures for tooling and equipment needed in support of existing product lines or processes. Monitor and control all phases of new equipment construction from design approval though implementation on factory floor and control equipment costs during this process.
  • Demonstrate Project Management and Technical Expertise: Demonstrate your technical expertise in project management including but not limited to; scheduling, tracking, team assignments, allocation of resources, status reports, facilitate effective problem solving, “selling” of new and innovative concepts. Technical resource for specific manufacturing methods and/or philosophies.
  • Collaborate with Other Departments: Interface between Design and Production to ensure designs are acceptable for manufacturing, equipment is designed in accordance with the designs presented and the equipment will work with the equipment we currently have. Work with peers and other support personnel with specifics to training on production equipment, problem solving, and preventive maintenance.
  • Advocate for Continuous Improvement: Actively supports continuous improvement activities through equipment and process design, coaching, training, and participation in plant level continuous improvement activities (PPI, 5S, etc.).
  • Strong Team Player and Contributor: Able to work well with colleagues and produce results within a fast-paced and high pressure atmosphere. Combine strong attention to detail with an orientation towards results/execution.


  • In a standard workday, this person will be required to sit 50%, stand 20%, walk 20%, squat or kneel, twist, and drive/travel 10%.
  • Will lift from 1 to 35 pounds. Lifting may include miscellaneous materials if required.
  • Fine manipulation is needed for PC work and use of other office equipment.
  • Visual requirements include ability to read and follow directions.
  • This person may come in contact with office hazards. Temperature and humidity are normal for this position and there are no unusual atmospheric conditions. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment in posted areas of the plant, including safety glasses, ear plugs, and safety shoes.
  • Total awareness of the plant environment as it pertains to the safety of other employees, operation of equipment, handling of equipment/materials, and visitors required.



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