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Manufacturing Engineer (II or Sr. DOE)

Last Updated Date:  Jan 14, 2023

Johnson Creek, WI, US, 53038

Company:  Bobcat

Job Information

This role is responsible for leading the deployment of a lean-based production system throughout NA (North America) sites, as well as direct improvements to the site(s) supported.  This is carried out through site assessments and improvement roadmaps that improve and stabilize the site KPIs long-term.  This individual leads resources throughout the site, region, and globe to ensure that the production system is effectively deployed to drive results in site and organizational KPIs.     

This position is aligned with the needs of the business to address the most important issues with the highest impact to the organization. 

Role & Responsibility

Role Type: Manager

Production System Deployment:

  • Lead production system assessments, improvement-planning and drive results aligned to level goals at site(s) (TQM)
  • Production system/module deployment and improvement execution to drive results aligned to DBPS improvement plans at site(s) (OPEX)
  • Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) for lean-based production system; specific modules + system overall
  • Support site and regional production system leadership to achieve results 
  • Identify engagement and improvement gaps, acting to close
  • Lead and develop regional systems to deploy production system 

Site KPI Support:

  • Lead efforts to ensure that gaps in site KPIs are closed through both short-term and long-term projects and plans
  • Identify and prioritize projects and Kaizens tied to key strategic initiatives for the organization, leading or resourcing as appropriate
  • Support site leadership and other team/site resources to achieve results in site KPIs 

Standards and Training:

  • Develop regional OPEX/TQM standards and training 
  • Develop and execute a training strategy to support production system deployment throughout the organization, for both salaried and hourly employees, that delivers clear business results, both short- and long-term 
  • Develop, deliver, and improve training/tools, including lean, DMAIC, Six Sigma, A3, PDCA, and other problem-solving and production-system-specific content or tools
  • Coach and mentor others to progress through projects and Kaizens aligned to appropriate improvement methodology (direct reports and other resources)


Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field 
  • Certificate Required: Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt, or equivalent (Lean-based) 
  • Travel Required: 10-24% 
  • Experience Required: 7+ Years 
  • Global Breadth: North America 
  • Production system deployment experience is required (automotive is preferred) 
  • Experience in developing standards (quality, engineering, lean, or similar) 
  • Experience in Lean and Six Sigma implementation is preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and listening skills 
  • Strong performer; highly driven 
  • Ability to make sound, timely decisions 
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills and priority focus 
  • Strong demonstrated ability to influence and achieve results 
  • Strong process orientation to develop solutions to complex problems 
  • Ability to train Lean Six Sigma processes and tools (lean, A3, PDCA, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt) 
  • Demonstrated ability to execute in a timely manner and achieve results 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands 
  • Prior experience with manufacturing processes 
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams, resource management, and project management is desirable  


As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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