Senior Quality Engineer in Manitowoc, WI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 10/14/2019

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    Manitowoc, WI
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Job Description

Are you a born leader, demonstrated perfectionist, and a champion of change? Then look no further – your new career in Quality awaits at Welbilt's Manitowoc Ice facility*.

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 Senior Quality Engineer at Manitowoc Ice this person this position is responsible for ensuring the quality of processes and product outputs which may include defining and specifying activities, processes, and standards to fulfill the quality requirements for a service or manufactured material, component, or product; auditing, monitoring, and determining the quality of processes, outputs or materials, either against defined internal or regulatory standards; product integrity testing to ensure orders are in compliance with quality requirements; reporting on process deviations and defects; and assisting in the development and maintenance of qualified supplier relationships. At the most senior individual contributor level, applies advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and extensive work experience. Responsibilities include managing projects/processes and coaching and reviewing the work of less experienced professionals. Problems faced are difficult and complex.
Reporting directly to the Director of Operations and Quality, this position is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin*.

Major Accountability:

  • Responsible for daily tactical issues related to internal and external quality processes/products in the functional area.

  • Conducts and leads process improvement efforts as an individual and through teams to complete initiatives

  • Supports related operations to improve and sustain KPIs

  • Develops and sustains a Quality Management System (QMS) to ISO standards.

  • Leads and facilitates, Product Line Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions as required.

  • Performs onsite supplier assessments and process audits to help retain existing suppliers and drive new supplier selection.

  • Facilitates corrective action (SCARS) and insures root cause identification, solution implementation, when warranted.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews metrical performance of manufacturing system and/or related processes to prioritize issues.

  • Designs, implements, validates, ad reports on systems/processes that improve plan operations.

  • Provides a primary quality resource and leadership with respect to quality policies an standards.

  • Assists in leading ISO implementation, Six Sigma, and other statistical and quality tools, Kaizen, SPC, and Lean Mfg concepts.

  • Proficient use of statistical software for process and product analysis.
    Assists in development of component part prints, specifications, and schematics.

  • Participates as Quality representative for designated teams and projects
    Leads customer and supplier relations, expectations, and needs.

  • Oversees supplier quality planning process to ensure conformance to customer specific requirements

  • Provides assistance or direction to less experienced staff.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Must be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Quality, Manufacturing, or Business and a minimum of seven years of experience Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering, required.  Will consider 15 years of previous progressive experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering, in lieu of education.

  • C.Q.E. and/or Quality Assurance training with certificate completed.
    Knowledge of statistical software.

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing and/or supplier processes preferred

  • Knowledgeable of MS Office products.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management.

  • Electrical, mechanical, or industrial engineering, or closely related, or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).

  • Travel 25% of the time, international is required.

  • Fluency in English is required.  Ability to speak Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to stand and walk.

*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 who 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, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).