This position will lead an engineering team in technical innovation, implementation, and support of operations special processes (plating, nitride, solution heat treat, DLC, etc). Preferred candidates will have knowledge and/or experience in material sciences / metallurgy, development of special processes and capabilities using leading edge technologies, ability to directly lead team consisting of engineers, technicians, specialists, and operators, ability to influence members at all levels within the organization, strong capital and financial acumen, strong troubleshooting skills including the use of statistical analysis.
Responsible for developing, leading, and managing a staff of manufacturing engineers and manufacturing specialists, to support the division in the effort to design, develop, and manufacture highly complex components. The incumbent will utilize his/her full resources and effort to continuously improve the cost of manufacturing and quality over the full life cycle of the product. The incumbent will routinely conceptualize, investigate, evaluate, and deploy as appropriate, new manufacturing technologies, methods, and systems, to improve the company's competitive position.
Establishes and prioritizes objectives to realize the Company strategies
Develops, maintains, and improves a highly effective and well-skilled staff to carry out actions to complete planned objectives (utilizes the Talent Management System, completes review process and salary planning, and maintains and executes a training matrix)
Develops the department budget to support profit planning activities and manages within the approved budget constraints to support achievement of the Company's profitability objectives
Develop relevant capital plans to improve the productivity of the operations. Effectively plans and justifies capital expenditures
Utilizes the department and as well the full extended enterprise to improve the quality, capability, throughput, manufacturability, cost, safety, etc. of existing products through the use of sophisticated methods (such as VA/VE, Six Sigma, Lean, TPS, dimensional analysis, formal problem solving, DOE, Taguchi, etc.)
Utilizes the department to conceive and implement lean continuous improvement projects to enable the operability of the BTO (Build-to-Order) process
Utilizes the department to support the development of new products via responsibilities derived from the PLC (Product Life Cycle) process
Manages the prototype group and meets cost, quality, and delivery objectives set by the project team
Utilizes the prototype function to proactively develop, improve, and validate the manufacturing processes for new products
Responsible for utilizing the prototype build experience to improve the design for manufacturability (DFM) early in the design phase of new product development
Supports sustaining engineering by leading the implementation of ECRs into production
Supports the new proposal development (quoting) by advanced manufacturing process planning
Leads the tooling design group to support the requirements of the prototype, test, and production groups
Regularly attends external events, such as trade shows, conferences, etc. to seek out, evaluate, and deploy new manufacturing technologies and methods to improve the Company's overall competitiveness