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Manufacturing Engineer III

Manufacturing Engineer III

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? Find out here!



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
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer III to join our team in Holland,MI.  


As a Applications Manufacturing Engineer III- Holland, MI (Onsite), you will:

Assures highest quality, least costly manufacturing processes. Designs, develops, installs and documents 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. This person will be instrumental in supporting several Industry 4.0/MES initiatives across the enterprise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently designs and/or develops 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 manufacturing engineering projects, under direction of senior engineer or manager, ensuring project implementation, including coordinating timing and controlling capital and product cost.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoots process and production issues on daily basis to determine processing issues and develop/implement best manufacturing solutions.  Assists with material, print, equipment, and process issues to ensure customer orders are correct and on time.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, or relevant major.
  • 3 years engineering experience.


  • Master of Science degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, or equivalent.
  • 1 year engineering experience.


  • Ability to climb/bend/balance in manufacturing environment and lift/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to work onsite in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • CAD experience with AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • Fanuc robot operation/programming
  • MES integration/development
  • Automated data collection
  • Excellent team work
  • Experience in furniture industry

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 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.

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