Manufacturing Engineer
Charter Wire
Milwaukee, WI
Join the Charter family and grow with us.

When you work at Charter Manufacturing you’re part of a four-generation family business. That means, you’re not just an employee, you’re one of our family members.

Provide technical leadership and process expertise to continuously improve safety, quality, yield and throughput of the manufacturing equipment and processes. Work with other functions to lead projects that implement new products, materials, equipment, and processes into operations to improve cost competitiveness, address non-conformances/customer corrective actions, and solve a broad range of operational issues.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
Three plus years’ experience in a manufacturing environment improving processes.
Knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing methodologies and problem solving techniques including Kaizen, 5S and 6σ.
Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly, and production equipment.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Self-starter with strong analytical skills.
Capacity to work in process improvement teams as a teacher, leader, and as a member.
Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), PFMEA, process control plans, process flow diagrams, and part routings.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Basic 2D/3D CAD software skills.
Proficient with the basis features of Microsoft Office products.

Five plus years' proven track record of leading safety, quality, and process improvement teams within a manufacturing environment.
Certifications in Six Sigma Green Belt or above from a recognized lean source.
Demonstrated success in the application of lean/CI concepts in a manufacturing environment.
Experience with the Value stream approach a basis for Continuous Improvement.
Proven project management including Kaizen projects.
Experience with SolidWorks / Pro-E systems.
Proficiency with statistical and flow charting/process mapping software.

Investigate, evaluate, develop project estimates, financial proposals, and manage a variety of operational projects.
Facilitate/Lead corrective and preventative action teams resulting from customer complaints, internal quality problems, and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
Provide technical support to operations by spending time on the floor learning processes, troubleshooting, and leading and/or participating on multiple process improvement teams.
Coordinate with Engineering on new component process and equipment planning.
Drive variation reductions utilizing Process Control methodology.
Define and document Standard Operating Procedures, OI’s for new and modified processes.
Provide leadership, coaching, and facilitation in the evolution of the CI culture while supporting teamwork values.
Create excitement, positive energy, and recognition (be an advocate) inside and outside of the business regarding CI accomplishments including internal reporting.
Identify and work to remove barriers that slow or prevent successful attainment of process improvement project goals.
Manage process data collection and analysis as part of project tracking and completion.
Assist with establishing and tracking key operational metrics.
Follow Environmental, Quality and Safety Management System procedures and requirements.
Ability to meet the essential job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation, as outlined in the job description.


Reports to: Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Leading change across a multi-shift operation.
Establishing standards and maintaining maximum performance in manufacturing operations.
Challenging the status quo in a manner that garners sustainable positive actions and outcomes. Driving quality and continuous improvement through all of the manufacturing processes.