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Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Machining & Assembly

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Opelika
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description
Major international and brand name company has a newly created opportunity for an Engineering Manager at a large manufacturing facility located in a east central AL in a metropolitan area. In this role will manage, plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of assigned engineering group. Will foster the development of new manufacturing technologies, process / continuous improvement initiatives, new product ideas/concepts/designs, test validation and cost reduction programs for new and existing engine/product programs. The environment is high volume and includes both machining and assembly as well as automation. There is 12% bonus potential which could go higher.
Job Responsibilities

  • Supports and guides product engineering teams in ongoing development within their assigned area
  • Supervises and coordinates product research, testing, design and development if applicable
  • Promotes the New Product Development process and ensures consistent use
  • Interfaces with customers regarding part and product design, manufacturing and quality control issues, which fosters relationships
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Reports regularly on project status, ensures budgets are on track, manages customer satisfaction data and other staff activities
  • Develops and initiates new technologies, process improvement initiatives and cost reduction programs
  • Proposes business solutions related to product safety initiatives, annual strategic/situational planning, long-term planning and supplier relationship agreements
  • Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing engineers; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget
  • Manages and lead manufacturing engineers to meet established KPIs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Job Skills Requirements:

    • Demonstrates knowledge of engineering, testing and manufacturing processes related to product and/or manufacturing processes
    • Ability to effectively solve problems with diverse groups of people
    • Strong interpersonal, written communication and problem solving skills to effectively interface with engineers, managers and customers
    • Well-developed leadership and planning skills as well as the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Fundamental knowledge of statistics and reliability concepts
    • Strong team building skills
    • Ability to develop and coordinate activities of others and to focus on major project resources to ensure assignments are completed accurately, on time, and on budget
    • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location
    • Project management skill set; experience in buying capital equipment, running off/qualifying and installation to meet agreed upon deadlines
    • Experience in work flow improvements and line balancing to meet takt time for customer demand
    • Experience in transfer equipment
    • Good understanding of Industrial engineering utilization
    • Engine manufacturing experience preferred, not required
    • Proven track record of improving under performing processes
    • Understanding critical components for management of spare parts to reduce downtime
    • Extensive PFMEA, Control Plan, and Error-proofing development

      Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience
      Experience Requirements:
      Seven years of engineering experience
      Must have both machining and assembly experience
      Prior management or supervisory experience
      Automation experience is preferred
      Certifications preferred
      Physical & Environmental Requirements:
      Domestic and/or international travel as required up to 10%

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Columbus , Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Machining & Assembly, Executive , Opelika, Georgia

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