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Manufacturing Project Manager - Automation Engineering

Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, WI, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Generac is a leading Wisconsin manufacturing company that offers internal growth and advancement!”

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It’s a challenge, and an invitation. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to join an industry leader. There’s never been a better time to work at Generac. We’re shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.


The role of Project Manager – Advanced Manufacturing working in Waukesha you will be part of the Operations Project Management team. This position reports to the VP of Operations – Advanced Manufacturing and works closely with multiple site Operations and Engineering teams.

The Project Manager-Advanced Manufacturing serves as a dynamic change agent and aggressively leads business improvement through transformational process improvement projects. This role provides continual improvement to critical manufacturing processes to enable achievement of corporate operations strategic initiatives and financial targets. This role is responsible for challenging conventional thinking and assembling multiple teams to support tactical efforts, serving as both a team leader and coach.


  • Lead multiple projects integrating off-the-shelf components like robotics, visions systems, etc. into a custom automation solution.
  • Translate requirement specifications into automation concepts, conduct concept design reviews, and obtain clear directional agreement with Vendors.
  • Design or lead designers creating detailed assemblies, subassemblies, piece part drawings and bills of materials.
  • Specify materials of construction for various applications including finishes and fabrication tolerances.
  • Critically review detailed designs for viability and manufacturability and modifies design as needed.
  • Lead project procurement, fabrication, assembly, and debugging activities.
  • Provide hands-on debugging leadership, solves complicated automation integration issues, and provides guidance to less experienced team members in debugging activities.
  • Oversee project milestones and deliverables to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • Assist in the preparation of applications (quotes).
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to address or resolve manufacturing, design, or quality issues to ensure continuous improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or other related engineering function.
  • Three years progressive experience with an emphasis in Controls

Other Qualifications:

  • You have Integrity to do the right thing and walk to talk
  • You’re Innovative, experiment and push boundaries, you have great ideas that have break through results
  • You lead with Agility and learn in the moment and set the pace for success
  • You have a strong connection with People and are a talent champion
  • You foster a Team Environment and take pride in our organization and understand working together achieves results
  • You lead with Excellence through continuous improvement and a drive to win

Great Reasons to work for Generac:

  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, café, free parking and many employee activities
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days. Each Friday we relax in our jeans!
  • Product loan and discount programs.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

About Generac Power Systems:

Generac is not only a leader in power but also a believer in being responsive to our customers and our communities. Generac has a strong history of giving back to the communities where our employees live and work. Additionally, our employee volunteer storm response teams support communities across the nation impacted by natural disasters.

Posted date: 19 days ago

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