Industrial Engineer

Lucigen Corporation
Job Location
Middleton, WI
Commensurate upon experience.

Lucigen offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information, see

Job Description

Lucigen seeks a detail-oriented and analytical industrial engineer to join its growing team. This position, using techniques such as Lean, 5S, and Six Sigma, will drive improvement in facility and workflow organization, layout, and efficiency to improve quality and reduce costs. This position also:

  • Identifies constraints within operations and develops effective means to address those constraints
  • Measures and establishes labor and process standards and reviews and adjusts these standards to be used in product costing and project estimate planning
  • Measures variances to standards, identifies out-of-control variances, investigates reasons, suggests solutions, implements, and follows up
  • Supports optimization of production and procurement through analysis of attributes such as batch size, setup, and QC costs
  • Conducts cost comparison studies
  • Analyzes work force and equipment utilization, facility layout, and operational data—such as production costs, production routing procedures, and production schedules—to determine efficient utilization of materials, employees, and capital equipment
  • Recommends methods for improving process quality and efficiency and reducing waste by restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchasing equipment
  • Participates in new product development to assure design for cost-effective manufacturing
  • Develops and maintains product-costing (COGS) planning and cost analysis systems and data

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or industrial engineering technology and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing operation; strong preference for experience in a batch-/process-/flow-oriented industry, such as life sciences, food, cosmetic, or chemical products. Additional requirements include:

  • Demonstrated experience with lean manufacturing techniques, such as Kanban, 5S, Kaizen, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with product costing, including bills, routings, and supporting techniques such as time studies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, with strong Microsoft Excel skills; experience with ERP systems preferred
  • Ability to lead through influence and strong change management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Aptitude to work in a complex and rapidly growing company
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgment and reliability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude to work in a complex and rapidly growing company
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgment and reliability
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume to with Job #120425W in the subject line.

About Our Organization

Lucigen discovers, manufactures, and commercializes molecular biology products used across the spectrum from basic research to molecular diagnostics, including point of care. Founded in Wisconsin in 1998, Lucigen built on the discovery of a novel thermostable DNA/RNA polymerase from the hot springs in Yellowstone. Today, the products and services developed at Lucigen enable life-science professionals to perform their research and testing more efficiently and effectively. The company has grown to manufacture and sell over 130 biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide. Core competencies include enzyme evolution, protein expression, cloning, competent cells, NGS, and molecular diagnostics.

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