Continuous Improvement Engineer

Custom Truck One Source - Union Grove, WI (30+ days ago)4.0


  • The Continuous Improvement Engineer is expected to use engineering tools, lean manufacturing tools, and practical experience to improve manufacturing processes and business procedures. The position is considered entry level and requires a Bachelor’s degree and some experience in the automotive market, or considerable experience (5 years) with vocational truck builds.

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

  • Develop written and visual process packets for shop technicians.
  • Develop and maintain quality control measures and procedures.
  • Review installation manuals and/or correspond with manufacturer to ensure requirements are met when installing purchased equipment.
  • Work with Design Engineering to ensure designed components and systems are installed as required.
  • Collaborate with production to produce the most efficient process for installing truck mounted equipment.
  • Document designs using 3D solid (SolidWorks) and 2D drafting software (AutoCAD).
  • Generate manuals for designed equipment as required.
  • Maintain revision control on controlled documents.
  • Collaborate with sales staff to ensure that customer equipment expectations are met and create sales support drawings.
  • Evaluate weight and balance issues for road worthiness and crane stability.
  • Evaluate designs based on applicable regulations and industry standards.
  • Conduct pre-build reviews with production staff as required.
  • Document and communicate modifications to purchased devices (e.g. cranes, aerial devices, etc.) with manufacturer.
  • Assist Production with floor-level decision making, development of work processes and tools.
  • Maintain revision control on drawings and other controlled documents.
  • Develop sources for required hardware and systems.
  • Analyze product failures, develop repairs and redesign accordingly.
  • Observe Compliance, Quality Process and Safety within process development.


This job does not require any specific certificates, licenses or registrations; however Lean Manufacturing Certificates or Six Sigma Belt training is preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in vocational truck building.



Microsoft Office – Proficient in Excel and Word.

Design software – 3D and 2D (SolidWorks and AutoCad preferred).


PDM experience

Structural Analysis – Finite Element Analysis; vibration; fatigue of weldments


Ability to read and interpret documents; ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Must also possess the ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of organization.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.


Highly detail oriented and organized in work. Acceptable written and oral communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a customer service focus with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results. Must have initiative and the ability act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives. Must possess a strong desire to learn. Mechanical skills/experience with heavy trucks and heavy equipment are a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 occasionally required to walk; to climb stairs and ladders, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to sit. The employee is regularly required to move about the facility. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to seek assistance in the lifting of more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 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 is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Work well within a matrix organization.

Job Type: Full-time


  • vocational truck building: 5 years


  • Bachelor's