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Manufacturing Engineer

P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc.
Port Huron, MI
  • Full-Time
Job Description


We’re looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with exceptional technical capability who loves to build and tinker with machines in their free time. You will be well-versed in manufacturing processes and building relationships with the production team on the plant floor, as well as with peers and leaders across the business. You will be skilled in analysis and use the data you uncover to drive direction and problem resolution, while applying engineering knowledge to drive improvement.


Who We Are Today - PJWS

For more than 40 years our organization has been a specialist in our products. In fact, we are the only company in the world specializing in clutch return spring packs for automotive transmissions. This laser sharp focus, combined with the effort of great people, has enabled us to be the global leader in our market. We believe this product area will be a contributor to our business for years to come, but we also know the market changes brought on by the increased use of electric vehicles means there must be a deliberate focus on, “what’s next.”

Our Growth Philosophy

To us, “what’s next” isn’t just what’s beyond clutches in automatic transmissions; what’s next is creating a new culture where we consistently look to out-innovate our own products or manufacturing processes. We will expand our focus into other spring assembly markets, while still maintaining ownership of both product development and manufacturing process development. Growth comes from leveraging our existing strengths. We don’t grow our sales for the sake of growing revenue and being a larger organization. We grow when we believe we will be the best supplier in the market, AND such an opportunity allows us to further our impact on the world, in line with achieving our mission.

What You Will Do - Day to Day

Become an expert in spring manufacturing to evaluate and resolve both short- and long-term issues

Continuous Improvement and Optimization

  • Review key metrics and determine ways to improve
  • Design and conduct analysis of issues, leading problem-solving efforts
  • Improve spring manufacturing productivity and capacity through analysis of spring-making process

Support New Products and Processes

  • Analyze capital expenditures and project designs to help find ways to reduce costs
  • Responsible for spring manufacturing-related responsibilities for new product launches; working with Product and Advanced Engineering to ensure new designs and processes are feasible.

Other Projects as Assigned

What We Expect - Goals

  • Projects completed on-time, within budget and meeting performance criteria
  • Productivity and efficiency performing at targeted levels
  • Scrap and quality rejects performing at targeted levels
  • Product capabilities above 1.67 Cpk
  • Equipment capacity at or below target
  • Escalations from manufacturing team are responded to within expected timeframe
  • On-going issues are identified, analyzed for root cause and resolved to prevent further recurrence of issues


What You Will Bring to this Role – Ideal Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with core manufacturing processes (stamping/metal fabrication, PLC, spring manufacturing, automation, sensors, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical schematics)
  • Demonstrated application of APQP process
  • Demonstrated implementation of Lean Manufacturing (5S, TPM, Workflow and Standardization)
  • Experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience with formal problem solving (8D, Six Sigma)


What We Believe - Values

Our four core values drive what we believe and how we operate. We aren’t always perfect, but it’s these values that guide our daily interactions and decisions internally and externally. The sub-bullets represent how the ideal individual will live our values in the Manufacturing Engineer role. 

  1. Treat others as you would want to be treated
    • Maintains a positive outlook and acts with integrity and professionalism
    • Communicates effectively, is reliable, and works collaboratively
    • Passionate about helping and working with others
  2. Challenge the status quo
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to think critically
    • Acts with a growth mindset, curious to learn and continuously improve proactively
  3. Take ownership
    • Juggles multiple requests, prioritizing and responding quickly
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and tackle the problem at hand, big or small
    • Proactive and responsive – take initiative to ask, learn and make things happen
  4. Either win or learn
    • Willing to fail and learn from mistakes while always asking, “What more can I do?”
    • Actively seeks new opportunities to learn and apply that learning


Competitive Compensation and Benefits

  • The compensation package will be attractive to the candidate possessing the experience, qualifications, and ability to deliver exceptional value to the company

Location & Flexibility

  • Our ability to impact lives around the globe starts within our community of Port Huron, Michigan where this position is based. As part of our culture, we believe building strong relationships is extremely important to our success, therefore we anticipate this role will generally be onsite working amongst the team. We can offer relocation support, if required.

Opportunities for Growth

  • We know that our people determine our success, therefore we invest in you and your success. We are focused on providing employees with the opportunity to learn and grow in a high-performing team atmosphere where your opinion will be valued. 


  • We are committed to the success and growth of our community. Giving back isn’t just about donating resources; it’s about making an investment that is sustainable. We partner with local schools and FIRST Robotics to engage youth early on and give them a compelling reason to stay in their hometown.

It is the policy of PJ Wallbank Springs, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to any legally protected status such as race, color, ethnic status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc.

Port Huron, MI
48060 USA



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