• 28-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Appleton, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

AstenJohnson is the leader in technical fabrics. Our drive to provide the best products and service in our industry is fueled by our associates and their drive to innovate. We want our associates to build careers here and become part of the fabric of our 230-year-old company. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace built on respect and purpose.

Manufacturing Engineer is responsible to initiate, plan, carry out and integrate new technology or practices into new product development and/or existing processes to improve product quality and manufacturing process efficiency. This role will also support and drive the site execution of the AstenJohnson Digital Transformation Team's digital manufacturing strategies.

Job Duties:

  • Provide input and technical support to product or process development project teams, or manufacturing teams across the forming group
  • Lead productivity and quality improvement projects to ensure project goals are met within established timelines
  • Utilize advanced statistical tools and problem-solving skills to investigate, analyze and resolve difficult process or improvement issues
  • Develop and execute a project plan for transition of new products, processes, and equipment through commercialization
  • Utilize design for manufacturing tools such as value stream mapping and standard work
  • Monitor industry trends and new technology, create innovative solutions to shape the site manufacturing operations
  • Help plan digital manufacturing system strategy & roadmap to incorporate Industry 4.0 principles to rethink manufacturing systems
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of site digital manufacturing systems and visual operations management program
  • Occasionally travel

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a world-wide environment with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Self-starter capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good project management skills with experience in new product and process development
  • Able to multitask and progress on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate and access process control-related computer hardware and software

Physical Skills:

Ability to work in a typical office environment involving exposure to fluorescent lighting, potential ink fumes, contact with synthetic materials and air conditioning. Ability to sit and/or stand for 8 hours per day. Ability to type at a computer for 8 hours per day.


  • College Graduate, BS degree in engineering or related science or manufacturing technology field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of relevant manufacturing experience preferred
  • Six sigma Green/Black belt certification and/or CI/Lean experience preferred

AstenJohnson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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