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Rockwell Automation is a global technology leader focused on helping the world’s manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 28,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers – amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility – our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how the work we do changes the world for the better.

We welcome all makers, forward thinkers, and problem solvers who are looking for a place to do their best work. And if that’s you we would love to have you join us!

Job Description

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will use your education, skills, and experience to support the operations team and the plant as a whole. You will be responsible for utilizing engineering problem solving to fix issues and make improvements to processes and equipment to increase efficiency across the plant. You will identify productivity projects throughout the site to reduce cost and increase throughput. This role allows you autonomy to think outside the box while working towards an end state, rather than following a pre-defined path.

You will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager onsite in Ladysmith Wisconsin.


• Identify opportunities for modernization and automation throughout the manufacturing processes
• Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies
• Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products
• Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines
• Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations
• This position is responsible for responding to manufacturing problems by investigating and resolving such problems to assure a continuing flow of production
• Complete process ownership for all aspects of assigned manufacturing processes including managing projects proficiently, efficiently, and with full accountability for project results is required
• This position is also responsible for process improvement efforts, including identifying core value-adding processes and maximizing their performance and productivity while integrating and streamlining processes throughout the supply chain and ensuring adoption of best maximum efficiency
• Assisting in the introduction of new products through tooling and production equipment, bill of materials, structuring manufacturing instructions and other documentation may be required
• Develop, standardize, implement, maintain, and govern manufacturing processes across the site
• Provide recommendations, requirements, and justifications to support investigation and evaluation of new manufacturing technologies
• Assist with the implementation business productivity initiatives in the manufacturing plant
• Provide design input and execution support for the development and deployment of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and information management systems in the plants
• Participate in new product and process design reviews for New Product Introduction (NPI) and Continuation Engineering projects
• Participate in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design For Assembly (DFA), Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) analyses
• Identify and execute projects that will enable the plant to meet annual productivity goals and reduce/eliminate safety and ergonomic risk in the manufacturing work environment
• Support justification for capital requests
• Identify assembly equipment, tooling, and fixture requirements to increase efficiency, productivity, and ergonomics
• Participate in the procurement, installation, and validation activities of new equipment to prevent obsolescence and increase efficiency and productivity
• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, to a broad audience of varying technical and cultural backgrounds
• Collaborate with others from within and outside of the Operations group to achieve common objectives
• Conduct tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14000, etc.)as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures
• Perform other duties as assigned


• A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in manufacturing, mechanical, industrial, or a related field.
• Legal Authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.)


• At least one year of previous experience in manufacturing engineering roles, preferably in a related industry such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, or medical devices.
• Proficiency in CAD/CAM software for designing and modeling manufacturing processes.
• Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as CNC machining, 3D printing, injection molding, and assembly.
• Understanding of quality control methods and tools like Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Design of Experiments (DOE).
• Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies.
• Experience with process optimization, cost reduction initiatives, and productivity improvements.
• Ability to work in cross-functional teams and collaborate with other departments like design, production, and quality assurance.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Attention to detail and a focus on quality and efficiency.
• Injection Modeling manufacturing experience

This position is part of a job family. Experience will be the determining factor for position level and compensation


• Health Insurance including Medical, Dental and Vision
• 401k
• Paid Time off
• Parental and Caregiver Leave
• Flexible Work Schedule where you will work with your manager to enjoy a work schedule that can be flexible with your personal life.
• To learn more about our benefits package, please visit at

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

At Rockwell Automation we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this or other roles.



Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are someone with a disability and you need assistance or reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7427.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7247.

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