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Job Title:  Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Woodstock, NY, US, 12498

Business Unit:  Mil Aero Rotron
Posting Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Job Description: 

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager (ME Manager) is responsible for supporting business goals including product cost and quality, schedule adherence and delivery on-time to customer demand. It is a hands-on position that is responsible for ensuring the manufacturing processes, tooling, equipment support the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity goals of the business. This ME Manager plays an integral part in plant operations, special projects, and is responsible for developing and maintaining motivated team and for supporting budgetary and production targets. The position has direct reports but must be able to work in partnership with Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and Production in support of the departmental objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilties:

  • The position has direct reports but must be able to work in partnership with Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and Production in support of the departmental objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Manufacturing Engineering team is responsible for developing the standard processes used to manufacture heat exchangers including selection and definition of all tooling, equipment, fixtures, and anything else related to the process. The team is responsible to:
    Ensure all production processes are defined using the standard work formats and templates.
    Create any training documents required to ensure production operators can perform the work in accordance with the documented standard.
  • Design and develop any tooling or fixtures needed to support the production processes.
    Support the Operations team in the achievement of KPI’s related to shipping volume targets, on-time delivery, past due backlog, customer lead time, efficiency, utilization, and overtime premium expense.
  • Support and drive continuous improvements in manufacturing metrics including quality, yields, cycle time, productivity, and cost. Promote process improvement, and LEAN manufacturing methodologies and 5S processes.
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement activities through implementation of change management process and best practices.
  • Timely and thorough implementation of engineering changes. Actively partner in the creation and review of engineering changes when needed.
  • Establish and monitor overall performance for product and quality standards; recommend process improvements / quality control programs. Recommend changes in work practices to improve production standards and product quality.
  • Ensure the ME team is properly deployed to support the daily needs of the business, new product introduction, cost reduction projects, or other duties as needed.
  • Oversee the Operational Excellence (cost reduction) plans for the site. Coordinate and manage the projects at a tactical level and develop the project tracking tools to report out to senior management.
  • Coordinate, review, and present data for the purchase of capital equipment, tooling improvements to audiences at various levels of the company.
  • Provide technical support and recommendations to both internal and external customer technical/quality teams regarding process improvements, non-conforming parts, defects, and repair/rework.
  • Author annual performance reviews and develop continuing education and advancement paths for entire department.
  • Provide oversight for manufacturing activities in the Reynosa Mexico facility.
    Minimal travel expected. Potential travel to facility in Reynosa, Mexico in support of overall business objectives.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities.
  • Must be able to prioritize workload in a multitasking environment, short-term tactical along with longer term strategic activities.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and have the ability to interact positively and motivate others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Experience with MRP systems; preferably Oracle.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs to include Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to get the job done.
  • Exceptional communication skills; promoting teamwork and a positive work environment.
  • Experience should include build-to-order manufacturing management experience in medium volume/high-mix production environments, preferably in the military or aerospace industries.
  • Demonstrated history of successful change management and implementation of operational excellence improvements such as lean manufacturing, demand flow, and six sigma.
  • Strong ability to communicate with all levels of the organization from the production floor to the executive office; strong interpersonal, leadership, & organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with assembly, welding, brazing, machining, and testing processes is desired.
    Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with a variety of lean tools and methodologies including, but not limited to:
    VSM, Standard Work, Pull Systems & Kanban, Integrated Business Planning, Daily Management, 5S/Visual
    Management, 3P, SMED, TPM, Variation Reduction and Six Sigma.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical related discipline is required; MBA or other relevant advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, including managing salaried and hourly staffs.
  • Minimum 3 years using continuous improvement methodologies, LEAN, Six Sigma, etc. is preferred.

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