Manufacturing Engineer – The Toro Company


Tomah, WI

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us. From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St. Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in Tomah, WI to build a career.

The manufacturing engineer plans production facilities (including workflow); conducts studies of methods, cost control, cost reduction, and other engineering/economic concerns; applies approved manufacturing engineering methods to improve performance, reduce waste and delays, and promote cost reduction and efficiency. He or she also performs other duties as assigned.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:

  • Design equipment used to assemble and manufacture products. This includes all assembly tooling, machines used to assemble and test equipment, and other related machinery.

  • Review current product designs and recommend modifications that minimize costs and effectively apply production capabilities.

  • During the design of new products, review product designs, determine manufacturing methods and recommend modifications to ensure and improve manufacturability.

  • Analyze costs of new parts and products to establish preliminary standard production costs.

  • Coordinate new part/product manufacturing introductions. This includes establishing:

    • Routings for parts, weldments and assemblies.

    • Requirements for jigs, fixtures, and tooling.

    • Assembly methods, fixtures, and procedures.

    • Quality assurance, including required gauging and process controls.

  • Research, organize, analyze and maintain records of technical information from a variety of sources.

  • Recommend changes in parts specifications, manufacturing processes, and production methods to improve quality, economy, efficiency, and manufacturability.

  • Prepare feasibility studies to support equipment purchases, make/buy decisions, etc.

  • Perform time studies and analyze data to improve flow of product and material through Manufacturing and Assembly. Improve material handling, movement and flow in production and assembly. Improve ergonomics. Implement and improve packaging and storage of parts and assemblies in production.

  • Analyze plant layout and coordinate changes to accomplish lean production goals.

  • Perform Value Analysis engineering activities.

  • Prepare presentations and present information to individuals and groups.

  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.

  • Meet or exceed typical expectations for engineering competence, productivity, creativity, and safety.


  • Office environment part of the time.

  • Plant environment much of the time. The shop environment includes: variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt;

  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, arc-welding and other electrical equipment, and high-voltage power supplies;

  • Hazardous materials such as fuels, oils, grease, paint, solvents, coolant, pressurized gases, various acids and caustics, cleaners, and metals.

  • Variable work schedule, with hours that vary according to the needs of the job. During emergencies or critical deadlines, this employee must work until the job is finished.

  • Rapidly changing workloads and priorities, multiple requests from numerous managers, and conflicting deadlines.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelors of Engineering degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or related field.

  • 0-2 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering or related field. (Engineer I)

  • 2-5 years experience in Manufacturing Engineering or related field. (Engineer II)

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.

  • Knowledge or experience with tool and/or equipment design and drafting using Solid Modeling/CAD.

  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.

  • Knowledge of Lean methods used in manufacturing processes is a plus.

What Can We Give You?

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at our Tomah, WI location a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.

Wellness - TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees.

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.

Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility.

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with One@Work formerly the Even app.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.