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Mid to Senior Level Manufacturing Engineer - Steel Plant

Company Overview

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.


Why Haworth?


Culture of Innovation: Join a company that values innovation and empowers its employees to think outside the box.
Global Impact: Contribute to the global success of a company that is redefining workspaces worldwide.
Career Growth: This isn't just a job; it's a career journey. We provide opportunities for professional development and growth.


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. Since its inception in 1948, our company has revolved around inspiration, originality, advancement, and the people who drive it. At Haworth, you’ll find a family-owned business with a global point of view, and a set of values that define our business behavior, inform our decisions, and communicate our brand. 


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:


  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit -  If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time 
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our steel plant in Holland, MI. We are open to hiring a mid to senior level Manufacturing Engineer to fill this position.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will:


Take ownership of the powder coat and E-coat lines in our Steel Plant. Use data to design and implement process improvements while working with the team to maintain the equipment at optimal performance. Assure highest quality, least costly manufacturing processes. Design, develop, install, and document 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. Provides technical direction to other staff members and interfaces at all organizational levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently designs, develops, and researches 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.  Determines best practices and processes to minimize labor, material, and overhead costs and assure manufacturability to increase market share and profitability.
  • Assumes project leadership for one or more complex manufacturing engineering projects, ensuring project implementation.  Develops and recommends manpower needs, schedules, and completion date of projects assigned with responsibility for due dates, product cost, and capital expenditure control.
  • 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.
  • Champions, supports, and facilitates cultural change initiatives through training and directing members to ensure Haworth values, Haworth Manufacturing System (HMS) principles, and best practices are applied.
  • Develops 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.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, or equivalent (In lieu of degree, an additional 2 years of experience is required for every 1 year of education not completed)
  • Minimum 18 months engineering experience
  • Senior Manufacturing Engineers need minimum of 6 years experience
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to work and commute onsite daily to our plant in Holland, MI (relocation assistance is not provided)


Do you have these preferred qualifications?


  • Experience with continuous improvement projects and lean concepts
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Finishing experience - powder coat or e-coat
  • Continuous improvement

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self motivated and driven skillset.
  • Proven Project Management skills through the delivery of business critical projects.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CAD (design) systems, analysis procedures; word processing and spread sheet applications.
  • 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. 
  • Ability to occasionally travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally.

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, ADA, 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 ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616) 393-1600.

Requisition:  19129

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Plant, Industrial, Technology, Manufacturing

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