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Manufacturing Engineer

Display Case

Who Are We?

Have you ever gone into a grocery store or convenience store for things like milk, bagged salads, or frozen pizza? The coolers and freezers you find those and other food products in are what we do!! Zero Zone is a manufacturer of reach-in and open refrigerated and frozen food display cases as well as the refrigeration systems that work behind the scenes to cool the cases, keeping the food fresh! We also make powerful industrial refrigeration systems for food warehousing, pharmaceuticals, and even ice rinks!

Our company is structured across 2 divisions – the Display Case Division, located in North Prairie, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Mukwonago, WI and the Refrigeration Systems Division, located in Ramsey, MN and Dyersville, IA.

What Are We Like?

At Zero Zone, you will be a valued member of the Zero Zone team, able to take ownership of your own career path. We believe in hard work, teamwork, collaboration, and respect, and we have grown through dedication to our Purpose: “Preserving customer valuables through refrigeration.” For over 60 years, we have been a leader in refrigeration, and our people are well known for exceptional customer service. We also believe we are the COOLEST coworkers (pun intended)! This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the refrigeration industry with one of the top leading manufacturers in the country! Come grow with us!!

What Can We Offer You?

  • Vacation and Personal Hours (after only 30 days!)
  • Competitive Wages
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D, HSA/FSA, EAP)
  • 401k and Profit Sharing
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Wellness Programs and Incentives
  • Steel Toe Reimbursement
  • Employee Engagement Programs
  • One-time Home Computer Reimbursement
  • And more!

NOTE: This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.


What Will You Do?

Under the direction of the Operations Excellence Manager, the Manufacturing Engineer will add subject matter expertise on how to best manufacture our products. This requires supporting production, being the voice of manufacturing in the product design process, and collectively working collaboratively with all departments to achieve the best balance of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC) in the manufacturing process.



  • Ensures new products are able to be produced with methods that meet the minimum requirements of production related to SQDC
  • Develop manufacturing processes, procedures, and tooling used to produce final assembly products, related sub-assemblies, and new products
  • Seek out and implement automation in the production process
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing work center designs that best support SQDC
  • Develop and maintain work standards, including production work instructions, that best support SQDC.
  • Support small changes (Just-Do-Its) identified by Production in daily management Tier Boards
  • Lead structured Kaizen (A3, Rapid Improvement Events, DMAIC Project) driving significant improvements to SQDC



  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering (ME) or 3-5 years of related experience or a combination of both.
  • Practical knowledge of Lean tools implementation
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification
  • Understanding of Quality Management Systems (QMSs)



  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, length, tolerances, proportions, percentages, area, circumferences, volume, electrical conversions, and statistics to practical situations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, written, oral, or diagram format
  • Ability to form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


PHYSICAL & BEHAVIORAL:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions:

  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to hand or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Requires the use of safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes while in production areas
  • Zero Zone expects all employees to behave and communicate in a manner which will facilitate good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and supervisors: maintaining a positive work atmosphere


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