Manufacturing Engineer

  • Full-time
  • Department: Other

Company Description

For nearly 70 years, MasterBrand has been shaping the places where people come together, enriching lives and creating meaningful memories for our customers. That, combined with our stylish products, expansive dealer and retail network, and dedicated associates, has helped make us the number one North American residential cabinet business. Our unique culture of continuous improvement is based on trusting the tools, empowering the team and moving forward, and is kept alive by our more than 14,000 associates across 20 plus manufacturing facility and offices. Visit to learn more and join us in building great experiences together!

Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for process improvements and process engineering activities at MasterBrand (Standard Operating Sheets, Production Work Instructions, Poka-yokes, Layout Changes, Process Trainings, Line Balancing, Machine Reliability Studies, and Capital Project Execution). This position involves working in a team environment with safety, maintenance, plant production supervision, and corporate engineering support departments. This position will focus on implementing projects that directly impact machine uptime, equipment reliability, product quality, and labor/material utilization.


  • Support manufacturing on layout changes and equipment moves for existing or new equipment introductions.
  • Review past history of equipment downtime and analyze the likelihood of repeated failures.
  • Evaluate opportunities to increase material yield.
  • Review, update, and develop PM’s.
  • Investigate and create/design the best possible countermeasures and/or early warning indicators to prevent failures.
  • Perform pFEMA’s.
  • Implement countermeasures and monitor results.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting equipment during breakdowns (downtime).
  • Assist operators and maintenance in machine design, programming, and function issues.
  • Perform data backups on all PLC, PC, and controllers on critical equipment.
  • Store and library all equipment software.
  • Assist in confirming machine repeatability.
  • Analyze spare parts needed for the equipment.
  • Assist managers in resolving non-downtime (nuisance) issues.
  • Analyze and improve equipment lubrication program.
  • Analyzes develops and recommends design approaches necessary to meet production requirements for new or improved products and/or processes.
  • Determine from part drawings and related engineering data the operation necessary for the fabrication and assembly of product.
  • Support production equipment production needs and justifications for new equipment and processes.
  • Support Lean by using the lean tools to troubleshoot and support production.
  • Travel as business needs require.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned at management’s discretion.


  • Ability to handle multiple projects with tight timelines in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be self-starting and self-directing with limited supervision.
  • Strong communication skills – listening verbal written and presentation.
  • Must be able to use AutoCAD and/or Inventor fluently.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel Word PowerPoint Outlook); CNC programming experience
  • 5 years of related experience in an engineering support department with emphasis on lean practices is preferred.
  • Knowledge of edgebanding process quality, edgebander setup, and double end machining wood processing operations is preferred.
  • Experience with lean and ability to utilize and implement lean practices.
  • Effective working knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Prior experience developing justifications for new equipment


  • BS degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering, MET, Wood Technology or equivalent is required.

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity

MasterBrand Cabinets LLC is an equal opportunity employer. MasterBrand Cabinets LLC’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. MasterBrand Cabinets LLC also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasterBrand Cabinets LLC’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Reasonable Accommodations

MasterBrand Cabinets LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment, please contact us at [email protected].

*Actual pay will vary based on qualifications and other factors

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