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Newell Brands Manufacturing Engineer in Wichita, Kansas


Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Wichita, KS

Reports To: Manufacturing Engineering Manager


The manufacturing engineer is accountable for planning, coordinating, and implementing production processes required for the manufacture of Coleman products in the Outdoor and Recreation Division. This includes new and existing products, their tooling and equipment, factory layout, production line processes and associated costs. The engineer is also responsible for regular production support, reducing costs, improving quality as well as maintaining routing and bill of material documentation.


  • Manage aspects of new product introductions including mold and die requirements and design for manufacturing reviews.

  • Manage all phases of capital projects as they relate to new product or existing product and process improvements.

  • Create and maintain engineering documents, blueprints, and machine programming software.

  • Optimize aspects of existing products including process changes, new process introduction, troubleshooting production issues and equipment.

  • Lead the continuous improvement initiatives using 5S, Lean, PEAK, and other problem-solving methods.

  • Research and implement new technologies into manufacturing processes.

  • All other projects as assigned by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent applied work experience.

  • 5+ years manufacturing engineering experience in a related field.

  • Plastics - Injection molding, blowmolding, vacuum forming, and sheet extrusion, including the tooling associated with these processes.

  • Appliances - Direct experience with light gauge metal manufacturing, press tooling, paint systems and copper and silver brazing is preferred.

  • Strong technical skills with line balancing, product flow and time studies.

  • Must have demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel within a team environment.

  • Must have experience maintaining high level of activity working with several projects simultaneously.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership, coaching and self-starting skills.

  • Project management; project engineer from the planning stage through completion

  • Prefer experience with new product implementation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean principles, ergonomic principles and Six-Sigma certification a plus.

  • Ability to travel as needed, both domestic and international (10% average).


Manufacturing Engineers have a significant impact on manufacturing operations and require an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, economics of business and internal business functions. They are leaders who provide solutions, but also personal development for others within the organization. Creative and entrepreneurial thinking in all aspects of our business processes is essential for continued success.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.


Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.