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When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


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Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our wood plant team in Big Rapids, MI.


As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will:


Assure the highest quality, least costly manufacturing processes.  Under direction of more senior engineer, designs, develops, installs, and documents new and/or existing processes, equipment, and tooling.  Ensures performance (business, profit, and manufacturing) to specification.  Conducts cost reduction activities to determine material, labor, and overhead costs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists senior engineers or works on individually-assigned projects to design and/or develop new processes and tooling or improvements to existing processes or tooling, utilizing engineering principles, complying with corporate policies on health, safety, and environmental equipment in regards to codes, standards, and regulations.  Analyzes best practices and processes to minimize labor, material, and overhead costs and assure manufacturability to increase market share and profitability; provides recommendations to senior engineer or manager.
  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse to complete “make versus buy” feasibility studies and manufacturing cost analysis; electronically transmits data to Accounting, Specials Engineering, and Product Engineering for completion of financial analysis to assure best use of materials and methods in balancing manufacturing and future quality cots.  Works with Finance to determine labor, material, and overhead costs to justify equipment and process improvements.
  • Assists with development of engineering detail and documentation (including drawings, Engineering Change Orders [ECOs], Requests for Expenditure [RFEs] and International Organization of Standardization [ISO]) to support tooling quotations, manufacturing processes, and cost analysis to assure all required Haworth Quality System documentation is in place and current.
  • Utilizes statistical techniques, tolerance analysis, process potential studies, and other engineering techniques to assure new tooling and equipment meet specifications before quality acceptance.
  • Maintains and implements quality/reliability plans for major projects.  Monitors test progress to assure compliance to specified parameters.
  • Participates in and executes quality deliverables for New Product Introduction (NPI) budgets, Failure Mode Effective Analysis (FEMA) design reviews, gauging, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), and reliability goals to ensure all possible design and manufacturability issues are addressed to assure quality product.
  • Utilizes Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to develop and design fixtures, tooling, equipment, and plant layouts.  Assists with assembly and installation of tooling and or equipment, using power and hand tools.  Climbs/bends/balances in manufacturing environment; lifts material/product weighing up to 50 pounds.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, or equivalent
  • Current and continuing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability to work in Big Rapids, MI without relocation assistance

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Experience in engineering role (i.e., internship)

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CAD (design) systems, analysis procedures; word processing and spread sheet applications; PC and keyboard/mouse skills required.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to ensure products and materials produced meet functional requirements over life of product.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in development-oriented team environment.
  • Ability to climb/bend/balance in manufacturing environment and lift/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


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EEO/AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 


Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.


This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.


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