Model Maker in Manitowoc, WI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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Job Description

We’re coming up with ways to build the world’s most incredible foodservice equipment; we’re thinking outside the box to design efficient and reliable components; and we’re bringing innovation to life each and every day with dreamers like you.

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.
As Model Maker this person performs fabrication and assembly tasks related to: product variants; test fixtures; NPI (New Product Introduction) verification and validation activities. This position is technical and hands on in nature, with an emphasis on manual machine tool set-up and operation.

Reporting directly to the Manager Engineering Lab; this position is based in Manitowoc, WI.
Major Accountability: 

  • Work safely and possess the discernment of when to ask for help/training on: equipment, process, or task
  • Set-up and operate model shop equipment
  • Act as a contributing team member in Lab activities 
  • Provide clear and concise: verbal & written communication
  • Perform work to the required level of accuracy

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, operate and adjust model shop equipment
  • Work from drawings & sketches to fabricate sheet metal, wood, and plastic for experimental apparatus or prototypes
  • Understand the basic function of common refrigeration, electrical, and mechanical components
  • Learn the basic troubleshooting methods of common refrigeration, electrical, and mechanical components
  • Work from drawings, verbal and written instruction to construct ice machines and reliability test fixtures
  • Perform repetitive fabrication and assembly tasks
  • Read and follow a basic wiring diagram
  • Maintain lab cleanliness, lab tools, and lab equipment

Job Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • Associate’s degree or one-two year diploma; with a minimum of 3 years of  experience in an HVAC, Electro-mechanical, Automotive or Machine Tool  field required; or will consider a minimum of 5 years of experience in related HVAC, Electro-Mechanical field, Automotive or Machine Tool, in lieu of education. 
  • Possess E.P.A Type I, II refrigerant handling certificate (or the acquisition of, within 1 year of hire)
  • Demonstrate the desire for growth, experience and team participation 
  • Demonstrate functional understanding, in one or more of the following specialized skills:
  • Refrigeration Theory
  • Electronics & Controls
  • National Instruments Data Acquisition
  • System level Electrical Theory
  • Brazing/Soldering

*Known as America’s #1 Selling Ice Machine, Manitowoc Ice designs and manufactures a complete range of cube, flake, and nugget ice machines, ice storage bins, and ice dispensers with 200+ models in ice-making capacities from 65 to 3,000 pounds per day.  Products can be found in hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants, and convention centers all over the world.  The facility in Manitowoc, WI 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 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.


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