Director of Engineering
- Kalamazoo, MI
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The Director of Engineering provides overall department direction as related to process development and control for new and existing processes/products. This role will help to build a strategy, drive synergies and consistency. The Director of Engineering is a leader who can challenge their team in the ways that enable them to drive development.
Responsibilities & Duties:
- Directs operations team responsible for business development due diligence and integration
- Manages directly or through subordinate supervisors the activities of the Operations Engineering Department.
- Formulates and recommends process development engineering guidelines and time lines in accordance with project objectives.
- Builds and executes strategy for innovation, growth, and technical expertise of the site.
- Seeks out opportunities to expand site manufacturing and technology.
- Builds justification and ROI to support programs, projects and value responsible team brings.
- Holds team accountable to business goals.
- Administers an advanced manufacturing engineering program of high technical competence and judgement and ensures sound technical engineering concepts are applied.
- Coordinates operations function in new product launches.
- May prepare and correlate short and long term process engineering plans and programs for design, construction or alteration of activities.
- Ensures research and development of new technologies/processes to support growth of business.
- Will develop and direct team resources.
- New employee recruiting
- Development, ownership and maintenance of operating procedures and basic instruction.
- Arranging resources to meet new product and production customer service needs.
- Plan, organize, and implement training.
- Developing and prioritizing goals and metrics.
- Development and management of department budgets.
- May support larger plant and franchise level needs outside of just engineering and stand in for site lead when required.
- Capital plan and development.
- Will assist subcontractors in resolving manufacturing and quality related issues.
- Will assist customers in resolving product issues.
- Plans, organizes and sets goals for the direct team and empowers team to build their individual team strategies to align and best utilize personnel.
- Will train others on manufacturing systems and procedures.
- Will submit periodic reports on areas of responsibility.
- May have personal contact with customers internal and external to GQO.
- Manages directly and/or indirectly the activities of manufacturing engineers and Process Technicians.
- Builds a business's strategy, sets overall group goals and priorities to align and evaluates subordinate's performance based on those goals/priorities.
- Coaches and develops leaders and in turn manufacturing engineers and Process Technicians
- Responsible for manufacturing engineers complying with company policies and corrective actions.
Education & Qualifications:
- B.S. Engineering (mechanical, electrical, or industrial) or related field
- M.A. in Engineering preferred
- 10+ years of related Manufacturing experience
- 2-4 years of project Mgmt. experience (cross-functional preferred)
- 5 years of supervisory experience
- Excellent analytical and interpersonal communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to develop detailed process plans using applicable tools (PFMEA, Fault Tree Analysis, and Safety and Efficacy reviews).
- Demonstrated ability to implement qualified processes using applicable systems (Process Validation, Process Planning Tools, Design of experiments, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures).
- Demonstrated ability to justify, procure and implement major capital equipment programs
- Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams
- Development, Analysis and Implementation of Test Lab Tests/Support
- PM Systems, Supplier Audits, and Process Validation
- New product introduction system and new product line extension system
- Statistical techniques.
- Design for assembly/manufacture
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