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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Company: WernerCo
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

WHY WERNERCO? BECAUSE WE ARE THE PRO'S CHOICE! You will find our market leading products and brands on trucks and job sites all over the world. Our team is passionate about building relationships, insights, category analysis, and ultimately servicing our customer. On jobsites across America and the world, WernerCo brands are most preferred.Purpose of the Job:Provide leadership for the operational engineering strategy to include site-specific safety, environmental, engineering, maintenance, capital projects, standards compliance, recruitment and training, equipment and controls optimization. The position works with plant resources and sourced suppliers on projects and initiatives to achieve 'best in class' manufacturing cost performance.Key Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions):New Product /Process Development

  • Recruit, organize and develop the manufacturing engineering team.
  • Provide leadership to Safety and Environmental compliance requirements and performance management within the facility.
  • Optimize the performance of existing manufacturing processes and provide support to Advanced Mfg. Technology as needed for the development of new manufacturing processes, material and equipment capabilities.
  • Implement plant-specific process technologies in support of NPD initiatives and to improve existing operational manufacturing performance.
  • Stay up to date and transfer knowledge into engineering organization abroad as required.Manufacturing Engineering
    • Responsible for driving improvements in productivity and product flow throughout the manufacturing process & material supply chain (metal forming, welding, powder paint and assembly). Provide leadership to cost reduction process and project teams.
    • Ensure process uniformity & accountability (rates, methods, work practices) and implement use of existing & new manufacturing procedures.
    • Provide technical leadership for plant-specific initiatives (as required) implementing Lean/Demand Flow strategies.
    • Responsible for driving site manufacturing capacity planning activities.
    • Coordinate efforts with manufacturing operations, advanced manufacturing technology, planning, and purchasing to analyze in-house and supplier capabilities to identify capacity shortfalls and recommend & implement action plans to meet business objectives. Capital Investment Management
      • Responsible for budget creation and management of operations capital spending.
      • Work with Finance and all operations teams to identify annual Capital expenditure requirements.Engineering Infrastructure
        • Improve overall proficiency and performance of the manufacturing engineering department Other
          • Responsible for driving an environment where individuals are treated with respect and dignity across all locations
          • Ensure product / process compliance to local and regulatory standardsExperience & Education:Education Requirements:BS degree in engineering (Industrial Engineering is a plus) MS degree in Management or Engineering (preferred)Six-Sigma Black Belt Certification (preferred)Experience:
            • 3-5 years of Managerial experience
            • 10+ years of designing and implementing manufacturing and industrial engineering applications solutions in a manufacturing environment with a good understanding of requirements to do each job (production, scheduling, inventory management, product design & testing, manufacturing processes).
            • 5+ years of managing projects or programs with major focus on cross-functional approach.
            • Equipment & Facility Maintenance management is a plus
            • Experience managing plant Safety and Environmental programs
            • Experience working in a Global environment is a plusKey Competencies:
              • Demonstrated ability to work well with all levels of the organization in a matrix environment to drive change.
              • Must possess strong leadership skills and the ability to instill those skills in others.
              • Broad business and technical aptitude Strong oral and written communication skills
              • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (6-sigma formal training preferred)
              • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred
              • Project Management (Microsoft Project) preferred
              • Strong (written & spoken) Communications Skills at all levels
              • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (6-sigma formal training, black Belt preferred)
              • People Management Skills (direct and Indirect) across all levels and departments

Keywords: WernerCo, Crystal Lake , Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Engineering , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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