Job Summary:

Client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager to establish and lead a team at the new Warren, MI facility.  As the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and maintenance activities related to automotive powertrain and electric vehicle products. Your role will involve managing a team of engineers and technicians, optimizing manufacturing processes, implementing quality control measures, and ensuring efficient production operations. Your expertise will play a crucial role in driving the success of our manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead and manage a team of manufacturing engineers, technicians, and maintenance personnel, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback.
  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies, processes, and procedures to optimize efficiency, productivity, and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, quality, and production, to ensure seamless integration of new products, technologies, and manufacturing methods.
  • Conduct regular assessments of manufacturing processes, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing corrective actions to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and increase overall efficiency.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives by promoting lean manufacturing principles, implementing best practices, and championing process optimization projects.
  • Monitor and analyze manufacturing metrics, such as yield, cycle time, scrap rates, and equipment uptime, to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair activities for production equipment, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum operational effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with equipment suppliers to ensure proper installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of manufacturing machinery and tools.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors, contractors, and external stakeholders to ensure the availability of necessary resources and technical support.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and regulatory standards throughout the manufacturing processes.
  • Develop and manage the manufacturing engineering budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and cost control.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field. A master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience (minimum 8 years) in manufacturing engineering within the automotive industry, with a focus on powertrain and electric vehicle products.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, equipment, and technologies related to automotive powertrain and electric vehicle part manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and process optimization techniques.
  • Experience in managing a team and leading cross-functional projects in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of quality standards, regulatory requirements, and safety protocols in the automotive industry.
  • Proficiency in using computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing software tools.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with changing priorities and requirements.

 

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