The Manufacturing Engineer manager position is responsible for activities relating to the interpretation of product design requirements and specifications, and manufacturing design processes. The position requires the understanding of human/machine interfaces, safety standards and machine control systems.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Process and assembly planning and execution. Process Flow, PFMEA, control plan and work instruction development
Planning, design concepts, evaluate, optimize, write specifications, follow-up with suppliers of light industrial equipment including: assembly facilities, warehousing, assembly lines for automotive components, assembly cells for automotive industry, assembly jigs and fixtures, gages for quality checks and torque equipment
Meet deliverable in terms of quality, deadlines, cost efficiency and process capabilities
Develop tooling and processes to handle tolerances specified
Lean processes, continuous improvement, assembly time optimization, material and information flow optimization with minimal inventories
Proactively and efficiently agree on deliverables, define requirements, and communicate progress with program teams and with remote functional experts based at the corporate location and in the plants
Support program management and launch planning - this will happen in Mexico.
Facilitate launch planning and ensure smooth successful launch of a new manufacturing plant
Supervise suppliers, document and optimize the execution of equipment and fixtures
Develop and maintain departmental budgets
Coordinate with Commercial Sales team to create quotes for new business
Promote continuous staff development
Identify the need for training within the department together with HR based on the yearly appraisal results vs job description as well as part of day to day operation
Develop individual training / development plans to each individual direct report
Promote establishing a career plan for key personnel together with HR
Promote the culture of respect and application to organizational values
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in industrial, mechanical or electrical engineering is required. A must!
Minimum 10+ years’ experience in automotive manufacturing
Minimum of 5 years of Manager level / Supervisory experience is required.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Lean Manufacturing and JIT production system implementation
AutoCAD, automation, Vision system implementation, VA/ VE, Six Sigma Green Belt
WHMIS, OHSA regulations, Pre-Start & H &Safety reviews, PFMEA, APQP, MTM-UAS
Knowledge of material flow concepts, quality systems, tooling systems including GD & T are preferred.
Requires a high level of communication with other engineers, maintenance technicians, and management and production operators.
Ability to work in a team environment is a must.