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Senior Manager - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Middleville, MI 49333

Posted: 03/24/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 25018 Pay Rate: $ 110000.00 - $ 150000.00

Job Description

Sr. Manager - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Sr. Manager - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for the overall technical direction of the Advanced Manufacturing and Operations engineering teams. Primary responsibilities include project formation and execution to support new product integration, automation, and on-going manufacturing effectiveness. This role will provide guidance and leadership in the acquisition and deployment of capital equipment and general manufacturing process solutions.  

  • Selects, evaluates, and leads cross-functional teams in the design, development and deployment of new manufacturing equipment, automated work cells, assembly lines and other manufacturing equipment
  • Collaborates with New Product Development (NPD) to assess product requirements to ensure compatibility of processing methods
  • Drives new product launch, new manufacturing processes, design for automation and new technologies
  • Leads the initiatives for future state automation and robust processes to improve quality and cost
  • Serves as a key contributor in future plant layout and capacity planning
  • Confirms project process flow to determine what capital equipment may be required
  • Responsible for annual capital budgeting and future project funding
  • Plans, prioritizes, and manages multiple engineering projects; prioritizes tasks and ensures that the team's overall resources are used effectively and that project deadlines are met
  • Reviews and approves recommendations for capital equipment acquisition
  • Create processes for equipment acquisition, validation, factory acceptance testing, process capability, and process repeatability.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field required
  • 10+ years of experience in a fast paced, customer focused manufacturing environment
  • 7-10 years of experience in a people leader capacity
  • Strong ability and passion to lead and develop engineers
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing implementation and tools
  • Experience in industry 4.0 
  • Led teams in design for manufacturing events
  • Led value analysis/value engineering events
  • Demonstrated project management experience focused on concepting, quoting and deployment of custom automation equipment on time and to target requirements
  • Experience managing projects to automate manual manufacturing processes to reduce labor, improve quality, and improve throughput
  • Knowledge of stamping, manual welding, robotic welding, powder coating, material handling automation, robotics, sheet metal processing and assembly automation preferred
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multi-functional projects through structured Project Management principles
  • Experience to read prints and understand geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Sound understanding of mechanical and hydraulic operating systems.
  • Adept in guiding and motivating teams to accomplish difficult objectives
  • Proficient in standard business-related computer software such as Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Auto CAD
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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