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Director Of Engineering

Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Posted: 05/10/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 22758 Pay Rate: $ 120000.00 - $ 160000.00

Job Description

Our client, a leading global manufacturer in the heavy industry sector, is currently seeking an experienced Director of Engineering with a strong background in automotive manufacturing and automation to join their team. The organization is known for providing innovative solutions and high-quality products to various industries worldwide. This executive-level opportunity calls for a seasoned professional who excels at balancing dynamics and has a proven track record in driving innovation and operational excellence within a manufacturing environment.

As the Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing the engineering department, setting strategic direction, and ensuring the successful execution of engineering initiatives at the manufacturing plant. Your primary focus will be on the automotive segment, where your expertise in IATF 16949 standards and automation technologies will be essential. You will lead a team of skilled engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, while driving projects that optimize manufacturing processes, enhance product quality, and support business growth.

*    Provide overall leadership and direction to the engineering department, ensuring the alignment of departmental goals with the organization's strategic objectives
*    Develop and implement engineering strategies, processes, and tools that drive operational excellence, optimize manufacturing processes, and enhance product quality, with a strong focus on the automotive segment and IATF 16949 compliance
*    Oversee the management of engineering projects, from concept to completion, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet performance expectations
*    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement process improvements that enhance productivity, efficiency, and profitability
*    Foster a culture of innovation, encouraging the development and implementation of new automation technologies and manufacturing techniques
*    Manage departmental budgets and resources, ensuring that all expenditures are within approved limits
*    Ensure that all engineering activities comply with relevant health, safety, and environmental regulations

If you are a seasoned engineering leader with a strong background in automotive manufacturing, IATF 16949 compliance, and automation, and excel at balancing dynamics, we want to hear from you. Apply now to join our client's thriving organization and take the next step in your career.

Job Requirements

*    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical, Industrial, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred
*    10+ years of experience in engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership or management role, preferably within the heavy industry manufacturing sector
*    Strong background in automotive manufacturing, with specific experience in IATF 16949 standards and compliance
*    Demonstrated expertise in managing engineering projects and leading cross-functional teams
*    Profound knowledge of automation technologies and their application within manufacturing environments
*    Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
*    Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies

*    Experience in a casting or similar manufacturing environment
*    Professional engineering (PE) license or related certifications
*    Experience with ISO 9001 and other industry-specific quality standards
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