Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 05-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Sterling, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for a team-oriented individual to fill the role of Senior Blade Manufacturing Engineer at our Global Headquarters in Sterling, Illinois.


We are proud to celebrate over 100 years as the standard for grooming products used by barbers and hairdressers all over the world. Professionals and home users have relied on our innovative clippers, trimmers and personal care products for an entire century.

Today, the fourth generation of the Wahl Family remains deeply rooted in the daily operations and management of the organization. Living beyond the footsteps of their great-grandfather, the family continues to ensure that everything that Wahl produces aligns with the same core family values.

When you work at Wahl, you join a community that is proud of its heritage of excellence and ground-breaking innovations and a company that focuses on creating value for the customer and long-term growth.


  • 401(k) Deferred Plan + Company Match
  • Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Grand Rounds, Your Personal Healthcare Assistant
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Leo J. Wahl Scholarship for children of Wahl employees
  • Competitive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability/Long Term Disability
  • Generally observe 10 paid holidays per year
  • Wellness Programs

The Sr. Blade Manufacturing Engineer has joint responsibilities fulfilling duties typically associated with a traditional manufacturing engineering role while cooperatively providing day to day manufacturing operations technical support. Additionally, these individuals will work in the area of operations development, identify new equipment requirements, develop process specifications, work with capital equipment suppliers and integrators, acquire new equipment & systems, and execute acceptance run-offs and validations. This position provides technical manufacturing support in the area of the design, acquisition and troubleshooting of automation equipment, standard manufacturing equipment and processes to meet our quality requirements for new & existing products. The Associate Design Engineer and Engineering Tech report to this position. This position reports directly to the Engineering Lead - Blades.


  • Designs/redesigns and procures blade process and automation equipment.
  • Develops/Implements process improvements involving human interaction, equipment capabilities, and process flow.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical and electronic equipment and devices.
  • Provides technical support to Process Improvement Technicians and Maintenance personnel.
  • Writes and updates company equipment standards.
  • Works to improve productivity, quality and decrease costs of manufacturing process.
  • Works with confidential information in regard to manufacturing engineering/projects and patents.
  • Develops purchase orders for critical equipment replacement & spare parts.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering support for new product launch activities.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering support for capital acquisition projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field of study required
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in manufacturing engineering field
  • Must have or actively pursue CAD ability
  • Must be willing to study manuals and literature on equipment and be willing to attend classes/training on related subjects.
  • Must have proficient math skills, good attendance, ability to work in a team environment and the ability to follow established work rules and safety procedures.
  • Must be willing to successfully complete required training as needed.
  • Ability to model the Company's values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

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