Production Tech III - Fabrication (1st Shift)

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #1924
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

As a Production Technician in the Fabrication Department employees are responsible for providing support to the manufacturing plant by means of running machines such as brake press, punch press, roll former, monarch operation.


Production Activities:

  • Adjust and correct machine set-ups to eliminate product defects
  • Monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and ensure that products conform to specifications
  • Examine, inspect, and measure raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specification
  • Thread and feed material through machines, run, troubleshoot machines, and resolve issues as needed

Continuous Improvement:

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to include Kaizen events, layout planning, etc.
  • Provide suggestions and monitor productivity and downtime issues
  • Be open to changes occurring to improve processes



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Soft Skills: Positive attitude, willingness to learn, regular attendance, frequent interaction with others
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Must be willing to lift up to 40 pounds, consistent lifting and bending
  • Proficiency in precision measurement and inspection
  • Strong mechanical and math aptitude  



  • Competitive base wages starting at $20.50/hour
  • Monthly Goal Sharing bonus program with earning potential of up to $190 per month
  • 15 Minute paid break
  • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • HSA w/ Employer Contribution
  • Celebration of Achievements
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program *Once vesting period is met
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • + MORE!
KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing / Operations - Plant
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.50
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  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America