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Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Tier I Automotive

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

Job Summary

A leading Tier-1 supplier of components for the automotive industry, has a full-time on site Engineering Manager position open at their facility located in the Cottondale, AL area.

The Engineering Manager will oversee and direct the Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineering, Controls Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Industrial Engineering and various other technical functions to implement and oversee the administration of all methods and procedures to ensure conformity to blue print, customer specific and/or company specifications of all production material..

The Engineering Manager position oversees the development and implementation of manufacturing equipment and processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency; ensures the engineering team and other manufacturing departments work together cohesively and is responsible for the development of equipment to aid in the manufacturing process; leads and directs the work of assigned manufacturing engineers and project engineers.

Essential Functions

1. Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.

2. Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of facilities, equipment and operations for better utilization of space.

3. Work closely with Operations, Quality teams, and maintenance personnel to prevent and correct problems with products and tooling/fixtures.

4. Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.

5. Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.

6. Support all current and new product launches.

7. Ensure vendors/subcontractors are manufacturing products according to product specifications.

8. Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.

9. Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.

10. Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.

11. Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.

12. Responsible for training vendors/subcontractors on new product launches to meet target date.

13. Ensure RFQ, ECN, CPOD, PLM/AS400, QAD, CDR, and Prolink deliverables are being completed timely.

14. Provide detailed information for quoting new business and or engineering changes including capital, start up costs and labor when required.

15. Maintain plant capacity data base.

16.Provide capital project plan and forecast for budgeting process.

17.Manage capital jobs for cost and timing.


1. Problem Solving/Analysis.

2. Technical Capacity.

3. Project Management.

4. Communication Proficiency.

5. Organizational Skills.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position


Required Education and Experience

1. Bachelors degree

2. 7-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering.

3. 3-5 years of Management experience.

4. Injection Molding experience would be a major plus.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Exceptional Tier I Automotive supplier. Growth Oriented. Position available as result of major new growth.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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