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Manufacturing Engineer in Mason City, IA
Masonite Corporation

Date Posted: 12/16/2018

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Job Description

Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.

We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what's on the other side.

At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn't hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers' experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.


This person is a crucial resource within our product management and product engineering functions.  They are a gatekeeper to ensure the products we are manufacturing meet the specifications of the products we are selling and that our customers expect.  They are responsible for handling BOM table changes, substitutions, material costing, configuration changes and testing for custom orders and/or highly specialized products. They are also heavily involved with product engineering consultation for the sales, customer service, and order writing teams. Most importantly, they are core team members within our integration and digital strategy teams, acting to support the rapid growth of the Architectural business.

  • Lead in the development of new product integration, new processes and introduction of new materials into the manufacturing process.
  • Support division efforts to move to a base configuration for all of our Architectural construction types. Goal is to communize the use of components and materials to enable use of the manufacturing footprint to service our Architectural customers and optimize leverage in supply chain purchases.
  • Responsible for managing the item codes and configurations in the ERP system and providing the details and BOM’s for manufacturing.
  • Prepares analysis of production efficiencies against standard costs and works with the plant engineering staffs to improve efficiencies in underperforming operations.  Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares analysis of production efficiencies against standard costs and works with the plant engineering staffs to improve efficiencies in underperforming operations.
  • Create, share and maintain best practices solutions with other Architectural sites.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Assist or lead projects centered on productivity improvements in the process. Facilitate process/continued improvement through Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Support, cost estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Support production in reducing / eliminating equipment and tooling downtime or scrap, utilizing good analytical methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing/mechanical processes and technology equipment.
  • Assists in the implementation of capital and related improvements operating projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of experience in a plant or staff Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering position 
  • PC proficiency including MS Office. AutoCAD proficiency a plus.
  • Experience with implementing and managing capital desired.
  • Ability to take initiative on a wide range of project activities and situations.
  • Ability to clearly and plainly communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage workload with flexibility and close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of project personnel and to work effectively in a diverse workforce. 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Manufacturing certification desired

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and performance.
  • Company funded HSA.
  • 100% Company paid life insurance and short/long term disability insurance.
  • 401(k) benefit with 5% Company match.
  • 3 weeks of vacation, 8 holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • College tuition reimbursement
  • Ongoing career training and development.