Manufacturing Engineer II

Lake Mills, WI
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 23, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At HammerHead in Lake Mills, Wisconsin we pride ourselves on being one of the largest contributors to the underground pipe and cable replacement, installation, and maintenance industry. Our plant in Lake Mills stands out because it is a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because we take pride in creating high quality pieces of equipment, along with a dedicated team-oriented environment created through individual success. All our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building the communities, cities, and the world.

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.


This position reports to the Quality Manager and is responsible for designing production equipment, fixtures, and work instructions; conducts studies of methods, cost control, cost reduction, and other engineering/economic concerns; applies approved manufacturing engineering methods to improve performance, reduce waste and delays, and promote cost reduction and efficiency. He or she also performs other duties as assigned.


  • Design equipment used to assemble and manufacture products. This includes all assembly tooling, machines used to assemble and test equipment, and other related machinery.

    • Assembly methods, fixtures, work instructions and procedures.

    • Requirements for jigs, fixtures, and tooling.

    • Design gaging / test fixtures

    • Ability to interpret machine parts, welding prints, electrical/ hydraulic schematics, process flow charts and part routings

  • Research, organize, analyze, and maintain records of technical information from a variety of sources.

  • Completes design and developmental projects by training and guiding technicians

  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Recommend changes in parts specifications, manufacturing processes, and production methods to improve quality, economy, efficiency, and manufacturability.

  • Coordinates problem solving activities to identify, and eliminate Root causes of non-conformances

  • Prepare feasibility studies to support equipment purchases, make/buy decisions, etc.

  • Perform time studies and analyze data to improve flow of product and material through Manufacturing and Assembly.

  • Analyze cell layout and coordinate changes to accomplish lean production goals.

  • Perform Value Analysis engineering activities.

  • Prepare presentations and present information to individuals and groups.

  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.

  • Meet or exceed typical expectations for engineering competence, productivity, creativity, and safety.


  • Office environment part of the time.

  • Plant environment much of the time. The shop environment includes variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt;

  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, sharp objects, moving machinery, arc-welding and other electrical equipment, and high-voltage power supplies.

  • Hazardous materials such as fuels, oils, grease, paint, solvents, coolant, pressurized gases, various acids and caustics, cleaners, and metals.

  • Occasional outdoor work in all kinds of weather.

  • Rapidly changing workloads and priorities, multiple requests from numerous managers, and conflicting deadlines.

  • Regular continuous use of a computer

  • Use of PPE per the safety policy

  • Rapidly changing workloads, priorities and deadlines

  • Common work weeks of up to 45hrs


  • Bachelors of Engineering degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or related field.

  • 1-3 years of job related experience preferred

  • Knowledge with tool and/or equipment design and drafting using Solid Modeling/CAD.

  • Fundamental computer skills (SAP, Data entry, MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.

  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma methods used in manufacturing processes is a plus.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize projects to deadlines and needs of the business

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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