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Manufacturing Engineer in Appleton, WI at Ariens Company

Date Posted: 4/2/2018

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At Ariens Company, we build more than exceptional products – we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We’re corporate, without being “corporate.”  Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you’ll always have the freedom to create and contribute.  Our company vision is “Passionate People, Astounded Customers.” Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you’re not just employee #1,762 to us. You’re family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can’t continue to produce the amazing products we're known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

We are currently seeking a high-caliber Process Manufacturing Engineer - Machining for our offices in Brillion, WI.  This is an engineering position which will train, support, document and help direct lead all Machining operations within Ariens Operations.  The person in this position will provide training, programing, set-up and occasionally operate computer numerical control (CNC) and some conventional, special purpose machines and machining centers. Technical expertise and competence along with manufacturing innovation will be the primary goals of this position.

The day to day...

  • Must demonstrate the ability to comprehend, create and edit existing CNC programs for various machines, process, and parts.
  • Maintains machining documentation of procedures, process adjustments and process control procedures.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Has the ability to operate, set-up and instruct operators on equipment such as multi-spindle CNC machines, mills, lathes, drill presses, cut-off saws roll form and other automated equipment.
  • Leads machining training efforts Across Ariens Company Brillion Operations in Conjunction with existing operators/machinists.
  • Supports the investigation, evaluation and purchasing of new machining processes and equipment through the Ariens capital expenditure process.
  • Works with equipment and tooling suppliers to maintain a high level of equipment functionality.
  • Helps drive cost improvements through work with tooling suppliers ML, and engineers.
  • Helps drive cost improvements through work with tooling suppliers, Manufacturing Leaders, and engineers.
  • Provides machining technical expertise to design & research engineering groups as requested.
  • Provides machining troubleshooting assistance to machinist, manufacturing leads, maintenance, and engineering groups.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring and purchasing gauges required for SPC of critical processes. Trains others in the proper use of gauging.
  • Monitors and helps to drive proper PM of equipment. Tracks completion progress and helps to drive improvement.

Job Requirements

The Qualifications...

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering with 5-10 years of job related experience OR a completed Journeyman Machinist Apprenticeship with 3-5 years of related experience 
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and implement continuous improvement projects in order to achieve value stream goals.
  • Solid Works or equivalent CAD experience preferred. Must demonstrate attention to detail and be able to integrate new and old equipment designs and layouts.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, CAD drawings, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management, and/or public groups.
  • Ability to define problems; collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, or drawing form; and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


About Ariens Company

Since 1933, the Ariens Company name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values – Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

Our employees’ quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition.  Ariens Company employees are provided various great benefit opportunities which may include: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan
  • Voluntary wellness programs
  • Employee purchase benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement     


EEO Statement:

The concept of diversity is important to us at Ariens Company. That’s why we’ve created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

Ariens Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Ariens Company hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.