The Manufacturing Engineering Manager plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes in the plant; responds to manufacturing issues and quality concerns to insure products are produced to specifications and according to manufacturing schedules while insuring efficient use of resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
This description represents the most significant job duties but does not exclude other work duties assigned or required but not mentioned.
- Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods.
- Determines the processes, identifies the materials and supplies to be used, and designs and builds appropriate fixtures necessary for efficient and cost effective manufacturing.
- Studies and records time, motion, methods and speed involved in performance of production and other worker operations to establish standard production rates and to improve efficiencies. Institutes changes in the production processes and/or recommends adjustments to product pricing.
- Establishes customer and internal engineering changes (ECNs), processes and incorporates the changes, and insures changes become effective.
- Confers with customers and engineering staff concerning product design and tooling to insure efficient production methods.
- Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs for management decisions.
- Determines and reviews all manufacturing processes for cost effectiveness and feasibility, both before and after engineering releases to manufacturing.
- Participate in design reviews and responsible for improving the design for manufacturability (DFM) early in the design phase of new product development.
- Work closely with the quality and operations teams to manage root cause corrective actions related to internal or external quality concerns.
- Leads and directs work for mfg. engineering team of employees as defined by business needs.
- Interacts with all factory employees, appropriate management and operations personnel, and other
- department personnel.
- Provide support to all manufacturing departments (saw, weld, fab, paint, assembly).
- Inform design engineering of any print changes to reflect changes on the floor.
- Assist with print issues (interpretation, missing dimensions, addition of dimensions for clarity, hi-light important relationships, etc.).
- Assist with fit and function issues
- Assist with final weld and assembly issues
- Assist with fixture design.
- Setup of area for projects.
- Responsible for first off checks.
- Responsible for customer first off review meetings
- Review/ approve production, prototype and fixture designs
- Review completed prototypes.
- Develop and implement SOP’s for fixture design / releases
- Address quality issues with corrective actions.
- Implement design changes - markup system for future runs.
- Assign & assist the design & build of special application fixtures and testing equipment.
- Make production fixturing ready for immediate setup prior to production.
- Review/ confirm document returns from production jobs
- First off process – documentation
- Promote Safety & Housekeeping within mfg. engineering department.
Employees are required to follow procedures, work instructions and operational processes. The potential consequences for non-compliance may result in an increased rejection rate at the Customer, increased internal scrap rate, delayed or late shipments, personal injury, and a negative impact on the environment.
All employees have the authority to stop production and contain nonconforming product. Significant quantities of nonconformances must be reported immediately to management.
This position requires supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications and Experience
- Special focus in Welding Process (certified as a Welding Supervisor). Focus includes: reduce weld costs, improve weld quality, and increase productivity.
- Full knowledge and supportive skills – Weld Expert – Technical Advisory.
- Read, analyze, and interpret common industrial, manufacturing and technical procedures,
- professional journals, schematics, diagrams, drawings, and blueprints.
- Write reports, business correspondence, assembly instructions and procedural manuals.
- Respond to common inquiries or internal complaints on the manufacturing floor.
- Define manufacturing problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form that include
- several abstract and concrete variables.
- Working Conditions / Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to loud noise, fumes and airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration; may work with or around chemicals that create a hazardous exposure which is defined on the accessible Safety Data Sheets; employee is exposed to moderate temperature changes over an eight-hour shift.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Less than 10% travel is expected with this position.