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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Lapeer, MI 48446

Posted: 03/22/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: KB82540322

Job Description

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER MANAGER SUMMARY: Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties. RESPONSIBILITIES:Directly supervises employees in the Manufacturing Engineering Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Oversee scope of department responsibilities and support assigned engineers with technical direction and prioritizing
  • Breakdown program requirements and assign tasks to department engineers along with continuous program status
  • Oversee planning of product tooling/fixture designs to ensure efficient production methods and maintain schedule.
  • Attend daily shop meetings to assist in resolving manufacturing and/or quality issues
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations and/or inter-department relations.
  • Participate in corrective action meetings to investigate root causes and implement engineering changes where needed.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives by researching efficient improvements and developing proposals; Includes the oversight and implementation of improved procedures and new equipment installations.
  • Engineering Manager is expected to fulfill the Manufacturing Engineering responsibilities themselves along with department oversight.  Their engineering tasks are as follow:
    • Develop, evaluate, improve, and oversee efficient manufacturing process.
    • Design and build work holding fixtures for all assigned product
    • Develop in-process check procedures, work instructions and tooling reviews
  • Train operators per work instructions and oversee manufacturing process to ensure efficient equipment utilization
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Maintain all required department documentation including APQP checklists and timesheets
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develop recommendations accordingly.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university, five years related engineering experience and two years related management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experiences.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • knowledge of Inventory software; Speadsheet software; Internet software; Word Processing software and Adobe Acrobat software.  
  • Knowledge of Solid Edge software (CAD) is highly desired.
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