Mechanical Engineer - Entry Level
Manitowoc, WI
We are pragmatically innovative and are driven to prepare for the future. Do you relish developing the latest innovations designed for functionality and stylish efficiency? Join our expert teams in research and development, manufacturing engineering and product management to make your impact on tomorrow's world.

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 Mechanical Engineer at Manitowoc Ice – you will execute detailed design and development of components, assemblies and subsystems used in commercial and residential ice machines as well as other related products. Responsibilities will include material selection, part design, detailed design calculations or computer models. Projects will be in the areas of product cost reduction and warranty/customer issue resolution. Responsibilities will include the design of parts and assemblies using plastic molds, machining, laser cut and component assemblies.

Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, this position is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin*.

Essential Job Functions:
Schedule and manage small projects. Understand relationships inside and outside engineering (process, manufacturing, financial and marketing).
Detailed part design - stack-ups, GD&T, using process inputs and/or engineering tools and methods (hand calculations, computer modeling, Finite Elements).
Detailed part verification, validation and reliability testing.
Support product quality resolving issues and demands from customers – service requirements, manufacturing requirements and improvements, and cost reduction.
Optimizing parts and assemblies per manufacturing or service requests (assembly, molding, and machining).
Develop and utilize supplier capabilities to develop components and subsystems. Incorporate vendor input for tooling requirements, materials, etc. in the part designs.


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

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; with a minimum of one-year experience in part and assembly design, new product development experience is preferred.
Must have strong technical skills.
Experience with cross functional teams required and stage gate product development process is preferred.
Understand manufacturing processes (molding, machining, assembling, stamping, etc.)
Creo/Pro-E proficiency is a plus.
Understanding of standards and agency regulations is a plus.
Experience with specification and validation tests.
Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to think and problem solve analytically and creatively - use intuition and experience to complement data.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills – able to communicate and connect with individuals effectively – both written and verbal.
Teamwork orientation - contribute to building a positive team spirit, able to build group commitments to goals and objectives.
Adapt well to changes in the work environment.
Innovative - displays original thinking and creativity and meets challenges with resourcefulness.
Ability to travel – up to 20% of the time.

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).

Primary Location: United States-WI-Manitowoc
Job: Product(Development/New)
Organization: Manitowoc FSG Operations, LLC
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time