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Continental Manufacturing Engineer in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Manufacturing Engineer

Sun Prairie, WI


Job Description

ContiTech, a division of Continental, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. ContiTech develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. Our Sun Prairie, WI location is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team.

Continental has invested $8M in new capital expansion for the Sun Prairie facility. Our facility is located very close to Madison, WI which is regularly on the "best places to live lists"!

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


The Manufacturing Engineer will perform and evaluate work measurement and workflow analysis for the establishment of standards and the utilization of production facilities. In this role, you will also be responsible for developing plant and equipment layout, capacity plans, workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities. You will provide product assembly instructions and standardizes assembly practices. Lastly, you will be responsible for evaluating new techniques and technological developments for inclusion in the production process.

• Develop most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or service

• SAP Routings / CAR Sheets / FORD Studies

• Design/Improve layout of equipment, workspace and plant

• Write documentation for manufacturing operations (Work Instructions, SOP's, Control Plans, PFMEA's)

• Provide support and participate in internal continuous improvement projects (e.g. Scrap and Waste Reduction Programs)

• Troubleshoot process and equipment problems

• Project Management for assigned programs

• Support APQP activities for assigned programs

• QA support in 8D’s reports

• Plan & implement capital improvement projects

• Initiate, develop and implement manufacturing processes for new products

• Assume manufacturing process ownership for existing and new products

• Initiate and lead manufacturing continuous improvement activities to meet and excess specific measurable goals for department safety, quality, productivity, scrap reduction and up time

• This position is an active position with minimal desk time. Weekend and long hours may be required to suffice the job requirements. Travel as necessary.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

• Minimum 2-years’ experience within a manufacturing environment

• Experience in programming PLC platforms using Allen Bradley

• Hands-on experience with electrical panel design, build and troubleshooting installation of automation systems equipment, instrumentation and end devices.

• Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite

• Strong communication skills, verbal and written

• Capable of effectively applying technical knowledge to solve a range of problems

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity


• 5-years’ experience within a manufacturing environment

• Experience utilizing AUTOCAD & Solidworks experience is a plus

• Project Management experience desirable

• 2 to 5 years of experience in Process or Industrial Engineering

• 1 to 2 years of experience with working under a TS16949/QS9000 Quality System

• Familiar with Continuous Improvement methodologies

• Automotive Industry Experience

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About Continental

The Business Area ContiTech develops, produces and markets products, systems and intelligent components made from rubber, plastic, metal and textiles. These products are used in mining, the agricultural industry, railway engineering mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and other important sectors of the future.

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