Production Tech I-Fabrication (1st Shift)

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #2353
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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.

The Fabrication Technician operates equipment which manufactures the metal fabricated frame for product being produced.  This position is also responsible for quality inspection of the components being produced.

Production Activities:

  • Read and understand the production schedule
  • Perform all required production activities for the area assigned. 
  • Operate fabrication equipment in the cell such as Robotic Welders, Hydraulic Banks, Saws, Benders, Drill Presses
  • Change welding whip and liner as needed
  • Operate tools required in the cell such as handheld drills/screw guns, riveters, impact tools, screw drivers, wrenches and any other tools that may be required in the area.
  • Maintain high levels of quality and follow work instruction documents
  • Train new technicians

Continuous Improvement:

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities (Kaizen events, layout planning, Value Stream Mapping as events happen)
  • Provide suggestions for continuous improvement
  • Monitor productivity and downtime issues to provide suggestions
  • Be open to changes occurring to improve processes


  • Maintain Safety as the highest priority
  • Properly train new employees regarding PPE and Safety requirements in the cell
  • Notify the manager of safety concerns 


  • Competitive base wages starting at $19.00/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!

To learn more about KI and the opportunity to start furnishing knowledge in a new career path please apply online or contact HR for assistance.

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

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