Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • 1600 S 32nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Manufacturing

Job Description

As an Operations Professional, the Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement Engineer, is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving production processes, methods, and controls.  They coordinate manufacturing launch of new or revised products including (but not limited to) fixtures and tooling, measurement gages and techniques, PPAP completion (including capability studies), and ongoing continuous improvement efforts.  They drive processes and/or routings to realize improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity/Cost.  They engage production processes with 75 pieces of metal manufacturing equipment including screw/rotary machines, stamping, assembly, fabrication, and test using steel/aluminum/brass.  They collaborate cross-functionally among production, maintenance, quality, scheduling, purchasing, and finance.

Our business, Master Lock, is one of the world’s leading security brands.  It is also an entity within our greater Fortune Brands parent/public company which specializes in home and security products.  Our Milwaukee facility manufacturers the high-volume metal components the make up the Master Lock padlocks.   



  • 3-5 years Technical Experience in Manufacturing Operations (engineering, CI, quality)
  • Demonstrated business/team metrics improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Team, etc.
  • Strong skills in communication, analytics and problem-solving
  • Proficient with computer applications including 3D CAD-Solid Works & Creo, ERP-Oracle, MS-Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or related technical discipline


  • Application of Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement tools such as KPI’s, structured problem solving, kaizen, standard work, hour-by-hour, 5s, GEMBA Walks, FMEA, PFEP, PLQP, TPM/OEE, etc.
  • Metals Manufacturing process experience (machining, stamping, assembly, fabrication, test)
  • Leading company with a structured/sophisticated Business System (Toyota, Danaher, CAT, Eaton, Milwaukee Tool, SC Johnson, Harley Davidson, etc.)
  • High career potential individual with aspirations for higher levels of leadership 

Additional Information


  • All the Insurance coverage you’d expect including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, wellness programs, 401K all effective on your date of hire, and a bonus program plus generous PTO
  • Scholarship program for children of employees
  • Charitable gift matching
  • Associate appreciation/recognition programs
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Associate Purchase Program on All Fortune Brands Products
  • Culture committed to work life balance with hybrid work schedules available

Fortune Brands Outdoors & Security (Fiberon/Master Lock/Therma-Tru Doors) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital/family/caregiver status, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local low. Fortune Brands Doors & Security also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Candidates for positions with Fortune Brands Outdoors & Security must be able to present proof of identity and work eligibility post hire. Immigration visa sponsorship is not available for this position and accordingly this position is not appropriate for foreign students who will require sponsorship in the future, including assistance with an Optional Practical Training (OPT) F-1 extension.

To all recruitment agencies: Fortune Brands Outdoors & Security does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resume

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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