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Shipyard Process Improvement Engineer
$36k-48k (estimate)
Full Time 2 Weeks Ago

Marinette School District is Hiring a Shipyard Process Improvement Engineer Near Green, WI

Fincantieri Marine Group currently has an opportunity for a Shipyard Process Improvement at the Green Bay, Wisconsin location.


Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) is the United States subsidiary of Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri, one of the world's largest shipbuilders, employing more than 19,000 shipbuilding professionals in 20 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri has a rich history dating back more than 230 years and a track-record of delivering more than 7,000 ships. Fincantieri Marine Group is comprised of three Great Lakes Shipyards: Fincantieri Marinette Marine, builder of Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships for the United States Navy; Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, specialists in construction, repair and conversion of United States Coast Guard (USCG) and commercial vessels; and Fincantieri ACE Marine, a state-of-the-art, climate controlled aluminum construction facility purposefully designed for assembly line manufacturing of aluminum vessels, using innovative modular construction techniques and component manufacturing.


The Shipyard Improvement Engineer focuses on shipyard improvements for our three Wisconsin based shipyards in Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, and Green Bay. He/she improves welding productivity by identifying variables that inhibit productivity and establishing production targets for different types of welding. In addition, this position will work with production to rollout and execute a welding productivity expectations program.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Document welding standards and best practices and assist in training operators.
  • Participate in the Nonconformance process, including acting as a liaison between departments, conduct root cause analyses, leading implementation of solutions, and analyzing data to identify improvements.
  • Conduct time studies to improve flow and productivity and optimize manning.
  • Daily support of production, answering production technical and process questions, blue print reading, etc.
  • Create/update work instructions on equipment/processes as needed and train operators
  • Partner with Maintenance on the Preventative Maintenance of assets.
  • Evaluate functionality and capabilities of new capital equipment to determine optimal ways to utilize assets.
  • Determine required equipment specifications for new capital equipment purchases.
  • Author capital requests as needed, with supporting documentation (NCR, rework data, etc.).
  • Investigate new technologies, (welding, automation, etc.) and present to leadership.
  • Work with Design engineering team to determine critical measurements to be checked in process of production, determine needed frequency of inspections, ensure inspections are being completed and documented.
  • Implement in production quality and productivity monitoring by defining critical dimensions/process outputs to be monitored to ensure product quality and implement monitoring SPC (Statistical Process Control), etc.
  • Lead Continuous Improvement/A3 initiatives in production.
  • Abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering related field and 6 years of experience of increasing responsibility in the engineering or manufacturing field of competence.
  • This requirement can also be met with an Associate's Degree in Engineering and 8 years of experience of increasing responsibility in the engineering or manufacturing field of competence
  • Six Sigma or LEAN training desired.


· Must have technological skills proven by verifiable and specific work experience, technical publication, or patent issue.

· Must have a working knowledge of standard shipbuilding rules and regulations, as well as the associated regulatory agencies and the review & approval process.

· Must have current computer skills relevant to the field of competence.

· Must have ability to work within schedule and budget restraints.

· Must have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor.

· Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.

· Must have ability to maintain confidentiality.

· A basic Earned Value Management System competency is a bonus


  • Safety first
  • People oriented, determined to assist where able
  • Accountability and Ownership: Demonstrate a sense of urgency, ownership in your role
  • Respect peoples differences and be open to differing opinions and beliefs
  • Continue to improve your current role and help develop the role for the future based on lean management.


Performance Leaders will inspire enthusiasm and act as a role model. She/he will develop talented employees with the skills, abilities, competencies and values needed to achieve the Company goals. The Performance Leader will provide timely feedback to employees in a constructive, coaching style, give praise and recognition and deal with performance issues.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand or walk; use hands to handle materials or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee's workspace is in a clean and comfortable climate-controlled setting with little to no exposure to the moving equipment, elements, extreme conditions, or risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. When entering the shipyard, the work environment is not climate-controlled and there is exposure to moving equipment, etc.

Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) believes it is our responsibility to ensure that each of us works safely and productively, goes home healthy, and considers the environment in their actions, each and every day. Management is committed to providing a safe and healthy work setting, and protecting the environment as a key tenet of our culture and a primary mission. All employees shall have high values for safety awareness and be mindful of environmental impacts associated with each job task.

Fincantieri Marine Group offers competitive pay with benefits in a growth-oriented environment. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online at https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2155013&d=FMG-External

Fincantieri Marine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and promotes a Drug Free Work Environment. Minorities, Women, Veterans and Disabled are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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