Manager Test Engineering in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Motivate teams, drive efficiency, deliver top quality, promote safety and champion lean manufacturing practices in our world-class operations.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The Mgr Test Engineering interacts with other engineering groups to define, document, analyze, perform and interpret tests for products, systems, components, , or modifications. Participates in final system integration and validation to identify functional problems. Defines internal quality control standards and the maintenance of reliability programs. Creates, documents, and analyzes complex test cases and provides feedback and recommendations for products or design changes. Ensures testing procedures are in compliance with any required industry specific standards. Develops and implements improvements to overall testing and quality programs. May coordinate with vendors or suppliers to modify or develop testing for components and other parts. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Operational Excellence, this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Major Accountability:

  • Lead Test Engineering department in supporting test functions across the production environment

  • Develop new test equipment and procedures as required

  • Provide innovative solutions in addressing testing issues

  • Lead Fist Pass Yield improvement initiatives

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provides test engineering leadership in developing and maintaining test-equipment

  • Works collaboratively with other functional areas to drive priorities that support the overall business strategy

  • Works closely with Senior Management team to evaluate test-related infrastructure investments

  • Plans, directs and controls test-engineering effort directly related to assigned projects, including establishing program criteria, planning and scheduling

  • Maintains close contact and coordinate activities with other groups within the Product/Design Engineering Department

  • Supervises work of assigned resources including internal or external contractors

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering required, prefer electrical engineering or equivalent

  • A minimum of 7 years experience in production testing and leadership/supervisory roles

  • Strong knowledge of electronics, computer controls and test engineering applications (LabVIEW, ATEasy, other) with demonstrated test programming experience at OEM level

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the company in support of job functions

  • Multiple task management ability with ability to plan and execute plans

  • High degree of mechanical and technology aptitude

  • Complete understanding of reliability concepts and process capability methods.

  • Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook programs

  • Lean Six Sigma experience, training or certification preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and drive test strategy beyond current capabilities (innovative and advanced software driven)

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office or lab environment.

  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Frymaster in Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer  filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit