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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Fremont, OH, US, 43420

Company: Woodbridge

Woodbridge is a privately-owned company offering innovative material technologies for applications in automotive, commercial, recreational, packaging, healthcare and building products. In addition to manufacturing operations, the company also offers a full array of services including: chemical research and development, product and process engineering, tooling, technical support and accredited laboratory testing. Woodbridge operates more than 50 facilities across 10 countries—employing over 7,500 teammates and serving more than 600 customers worldwide.

Job Grade: REG - Supervisor/Analytical (I3 - Regional) 

Business Unit: Moulded Foam 

Hiring Manager: Donald J McFarland 


Role Purpose:

Provide technical support to manufacturing locations through process related problem solving, process improvements and cost reduction programs, and the development of implementation of improved formulations, methods, equipment and associated technology, new product launches and new plant startups. Supports, coordinate and assist in sampling activities. Prepare and analyze technical reports.



  • Develop formulations and pour patterns to meet production specifications 
  • Responsible for the daily process operations 
  • Liaison with maintenance to solve process equipment problems 
  • Liaison with production to address production concerns 
  • Plan and execute process improvement experiments 
  • Optimize raw material usage and minimize waste 
  • Participate in health & safety and quality audit process 
  • Write and update SOPS, SOTS, procedures, etc. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • One to two years' experience in an engineering role 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude 
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of SPC and automotive quality standards, statistical experiments, ladder logic, metering pumps, drives, sensors and transducers, control theory, hydraulics, pneumatic are assets. 
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and Kaizen is a plus 
  • Required to work various shifts 
  • Computer skills, such as AutoCAD, Windows, spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software 


Other Requirements:

  • Leadership skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to share and transfer knowledge and skills to / with others.
  • Dependable and self-motivated individual with good attendance / disciplinary and safety record who can work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Detail orientated individual with excellent thinking and trouble-shooting skills; able to make decisions based on information and analysis.
  • Ability to work weekends, alternate shifts and flex hours as required.
  • Some math and computer skills are essential to perform job duties.


Explore your future. Apply today.

Woodbridge is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider employment applicants without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed, place of origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other protected status. Please let us know if you require any special needs requirements. We will do our best to accommodate in accordance with local legislation.

Nearest Major Market: Toledo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland