The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will continuously improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of the plant’s manufacturing processes in order to meet or exceed customer expectations. Responsible for leadership and effective management of a group of engineers to ensure priorities and performance are aligned with the company’s strategic direction.
Ensure that new and existing manufacturing equipment modifications are designed to minimize safety hazards. Ensure that all manufacturing equipment is operated in the safest possible manner.
Ensure that manufacturing and converting processes incorporate safe work practice and limit the risk of injury.
Help maintain compliance of applicable environmental regulations and legislation.
Design new systems and processes to deliver Six Sigma process capability levels. Improve existing process capability levels through thoughtful analysis and investments in new equipment and upgrades to existing processes.
Work closely with the Technical and Operation’s teams to validate new manufacturing equipment, including installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ), and performance qualification (PQ).
Leverage the company’s systems and standards for procedures, work instructions, document management, and employee training.
Ensure quality problems are quickly identified, contained, eliminated, and prevented from recurring.
Respond to customer complaints through the disciplined application of the company’s CAPA procedure. Contain potential problems, investigate causes, implement solutions and prevent the problem from recurring. Ensure that approach and results are communicated to the customer.
Coordinate the efficient and effective specification, procurement and installation of new equipment and upgrades with suppliers and sub-contractors.
Provide manufacturing insight and project deliverables to new or modified product projects and ensure timely transition into manufacturing, with consideration to robust design, cost effectiveness and process validation.
Drive Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) to best-in-class levels through targeted improvement and process control efforts, including work standards, robust training, statistical process control, error-proofing, rapid changeover methods, and thoughtful scheduling.
Identify, deploy and report critical process control and monitoring methodologies.
Support, monitor and improve factory preventive maintenance procedures and results; seek and act on gaps or improvement opportunities.
Identify, justify, execute and report structural cost reductions to improve quality and cost performance including automation opportunities, alternate process selections and qualification, and defect reduction.
Ensure that customer specifications are efficiently and effectively translated into a functional work order and capable manufacturing process. Provide key engineering oversight to manufacturing change management activities through execution and reporting of accurate, thorough and insightful test plans, protocols and reports consistent with company SOPs. Oversee engineering documentation and specification preparation, submission and approval to insure accuracy and completeness.
Work cross functionally to provide the information needed to maintain accurate Engineering Masters and Quality Documentation.
Lead and report progress of key projects using appropriate methodologies and sound engineering approach to ensure continuous and quantum improvement.
Model the company values to create a culture of open communication, data-driven, decisions, relentless preparation, winning as a team, and over-delivering.
Communicate and share business reality with the workforce and prepare people for change. Use Key Performance Indicators to communicate goals and progress.
Develop team members’ technical and professional skills to ensure operational performance can be sustained over time.
Insure the consistent and thoughtful application of company policies and programs by working closely with human resources.
Prepare thoughtful departmental and capital budgets.
Drive continuous improvement efforts to eliminate waste and improve manufacturing capability.
B.S. in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
3-5 years of manufacturing and process/manufacturing engineering and leadership
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and history of optimizing manufacturing processes
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Desire to drive accountability across project teams and cross functional teams
Technical team leadership experience
Personality traits – self-starter, results oriented, initiative, sense of urgency, good communications skills, and ability to work with details. Possesses strong tendencies to work in partnership with both colleagues and customers.
Very strong/deep skill set including, but not limited to PLCs, VFD’s, hydraulics, and pneumatics
Deep knowledge and experience in cGMP; knowledge of QSRs, and ISO 13485
Knowledge and application of quality management tools and statistical techniques such as, PFMEA, DOE, Gauge R&R, Process Capability, and SPC Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, etc
Experience with plastic thermal processing and printing
The ability to predictably and regularly attend work and to be punctual.
The ability to read and understand documents and drawings.
The ability to work cooperatively with others.
The ability to deal politely and professionally with customers and/or coworkers.
The ability to perform several tasks at once.
The ability to follow direction or instruction.
The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information.
The ability to lift 25 lbs.
The ability to use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
The ability to stand/bend/stretch/reach/kneel/crawl, etc.
Works in a controlled manufacturing environment. Must be able to work safely with materials and equipment. Various levels of gowning are required.
This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Daily visits to manufacturing floor.
Ability to travel (US and internationally) as required
Ability to work evenings as required
Ability to work weekends as required