Manufacturing Engineer
West Bend, WI Engineering
Job Type

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Manufacturing Engineer will provide critical technical support to continuously improve safety, quality, and flow in our manufacturing processes. With a strong machining back-ground you will bring your technical knowledge of machining processes, equipment utilization, tooling/carbides, and fixtures to help our manufacturing operations achieve their safety, quality, delivering and cost goals. Moreover, you will be supported by a leadership team that values Lean Manufacturing principles and understands the value and link to achieve operational excellence.


  • Okuma Lathe and vertical G and M code programming capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain machining processes for lathes, vertical machining centers, broaching and lite assembly processes.
  • Troubleshoot machining, tooling, and work-holding issues. Create and maintain all required documentation on process sheets & work instructions. Train new operators on the latest technology changes. Explore innovative technologies in advanced manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure manufacturing cells are producing quality products, safely and on-time to the next cell or customer at an acceptable cost.
  • Cell Leadership, Process, Tooling, & Fixture problem solving. Operator training on best practices and promoting continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Productivity, On time delivery, & Employee Development (SQDC)
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement Lean Manufacturing principals to continually improve processes, equipment & practices.
  • Capital equipment and project implementations.
  • Utilize our Engineering Work Request system to flow part print changes & improvements, Inquiry & Prototype tasks on innovative designs. Purchase items, request fixtures. Implement change and/or develop new processes and procure the necessary items to meet the need.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related technical field of study, plus three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred. Proficient in both Okuma and Mori Seiki lathe & vertical machining center knowledge, programming experience and Microsoft Windows Operating System is beneficial.

Experience and/or Training

AutoCAD (current version), Light Assembly knowledge/capabilities and at least two (2) years Lean Manufacturing experience.

If you are looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, CentroMotion offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. 


  • Can develop Okuma or Mori Seiki CNC programs and document requirements on set-up sheets & work instructions.
  • Understands Geometric Design Tolerance (GD&T), standards, machining specifications and tooling capabilities.
  • Capable of troubleshooting all CNC programming, tooling/carbide & work-holding issues. 
  • Provide recommendations in product designs to reduce machining costs.
  • Scope and implement key projects to improve flow and productivity on the production floor.
  • Demonstrated ability to give extraordinary internal and external customer service including working with manufacturing personnel. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a team member. 
  • Willingness to accept and perform new duties as deemed necessary by management.