Michigan, Other South Michigan
Key Job Accountabilities
*Project/Value Stream Management: Is the lead project manager of the assigned value stream and is responsible for training of engineering team members in such duties. Ensures the clarification of scope of work and engineering commitments including the reasonableness thereof. Applies and oversees engineering resources to ensure accuracy and timeliness of all project deliverables and communicates risks and issues up and down the entire value stream. Anticipates hand-offs, formulates and executes alternative strategies, and employs every reasonable effort of the team in order to ensure the success of projects.
*Engineering Support: Applies engineering support to all internal and external customers and vendors both upstream and downstream, including and especially sales and production support. Ensures regular support on troubleshooting issues in manufacturing and assembly including maintaining remote accessibility to engineering personnel during all active (regular or irregular) assembly times, and a regular (at least daily) engineering presence on the assembly floor.
*Resource Management: Is responsible for managing engineering resources, workloads, forecasts, requests, rapid responses and activity on all active capital equipment projects within assigned product group.
*Expected to maintain a visual report/status of workload and established performance measurements for others to review as needed.
*Coordination & Communication: Responsible for reporting team metrics. Coordinates regularly in the sharing of resources with product management and sustaining engineering where needed and where applicable.
*Maintains expected and professional levels of communication through the usage of meetings, huddles, status boards, reports, etc.
*Design: Guides team members toward improving standard designs, improving design processes, and executing on projects pertaining to special or custom designs and product extensions.
*Continuous Improvement: Applies PDCA to improve team performance in creating RE s, standardized processes, instructions, personnel training, etc. Takes a lead role in driving teams toward VA/VE design improvements in conjunction with manufacturing and assembly.
*Engineering Leadership: Serves as a member of the Engineering Leadership Team; attends regular meetings and helps develop strategies, goals and carry out action plans as required by the VP of Engineering.