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MAT Holdings, Inc Agricultural Fencing Manufacturing Process Engineer in Centernville, Iowa

Established in 1984, Midwest Air Technologies, Inc. (MAT Holdings, Inc.) is a privately held $2.0 billion multi-national company with manufacturing operations, distribution centers, and sourcing offices worldwide. The company’s core businesses include the production, sales, and service of products in the fencing, lawn & garden, automotive, and power equipment sectors. MAT is a family of companies providing employment opportunities to more than 14,000 team members worldwide.

This role requires working cross-functionally across multiple departments to develop a product portfolio and lead the design of the manufacturing process, including traveling to our production facility in Vietnam. Please visit our website for more information on MATI and our products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the manufacturing process for new products in agricultural fencing to meet master expectations for quality and functionality

  • Document Quality Control issues and communicate with customers, sales, and production staff to resolve issues

  • Work closely with overseas manufacturing team to ensure that correct procedures are followed, potential problems/delays are avoided, actual problems are identified, and the appropriate corrective action is taken to satisfy the customer's expectations.

  • Recommend new technology or methods to ensure quality and efficient production of products

  • Support production through recommendations on assembly methods, line balance, operator training, and process control

  • Investigate new developments in the steel / Ag fencing field to evaluate their application to improve or remedy the manufacturing processes.

  • Assist in new product development to match the voice of customer, innovation, and product evolution

  • Assist in the development of the MATI agricultural fencing products including Horse and Field Fencing non-climb / vmesh, Hinge, S Knot, Cross Lock, etc

  • Work closely with production and sales to monitor product attributes and align engineering designs with market demands and company capabilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present data organizationally.

  • Ability to influence and shape the decisions of others and to work through issues or conflicts to create solutions.

  • Delivers on commitments, has strong follow-up skills, and shows consistency between words and actions.

  • Proven ability to negotiate, making sound decisions in a timely and confident manner.

  • Highly organized, results-driven, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented work ethic

  • Proven history of coordinating or managing projects

  • Proven history in metric-based quality control methods

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to travel domestically / overseas.


  • 10+ years of work experience in a product management role for agricultural fencing

  • Bachelor’s degree - BS in Mechanical Engineering preferred.

  • Microsoft Office skill a must; Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop a plus

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.