Manufacturing Engineer III in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 5/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Why Welbilt?  That's easy... we're not your typical manufacturing company.  We're building the industry's most incredible foodservice equipment; we’re thinking outside the box to work smarter, not harder through Lean/Six Sigma methodologies; and we’re bringing innovation to life each and every day with the industry's most talented workforce.  Check out our opening at Welbilt's Frymaster facility* today!


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.

Under broad supervision, the Manufacturing Engineer III provides day to day support to production on Manufacturing Engineering related matters to ensure availability for assembly processes & equipment to collaborate on Production’s metrics & goal achievement, meeting the applicable Safety, Quality, Health & Environmental and Human Resources policies and procedures.


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

Major Accountability:

  • Ensures plant processes are properly documented from work instructions through completion of drawings.
  • Works to continuously improve processes by using Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma tools.
  • Ensures Product Structures are correct.
  • Ensures assembly times are monitored and documented, and related issues tracked, to provide input on needed improvements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares and revises Bills of Materials (Product Structures), drawings and work instructions for Manufacturing while interacting with hourly employees and office personnel. 
  • Works on special projects including equipment justification, sales equipment redesign/new design and shop efficiency improvements. Conducts feasibility studies, determines manpower and cost estimates, and develops engineering criteria. Performs analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components.

  • Supports Lean Initiatives throughout the plant, identifies potential areas for improvement. Working cross functionally with other team members, has primary responsibility for process design and modifications.  Continuously improving the work flow and procedures in the assembly of equipment.

  • Researches, sources, and documents proposals for new equipment and manufacturing methods.  Implements solutions when approved.

  • Performs role on Safety Incident Investigation Teams, as needed.  Conducts safety inspections and tasks as required.  Creating Job Safety Analysis (JSA).



Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the engineering field required.

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience required.

  • Experience with Autodesk 2015 2D and 3D; exposure/certified in LEAN manufacturing and/or Six Sigma. Microsoft office applications used frequently.

  • Experience with Visual Factory, or another MES with digital process plans, is preferred.

  • Good interpersonal skills to influence team members.

Working Conditions:

  • Mainly plant setting with some office setting work. Requires routine mobility throughout the facility.
  • May be required to work off-schedule hours to meet goals and objectives.

  • Must be able to operate plant material handling equipment.

  • May be required to travel up to 5% of the time.


*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 www.welbilt.com.