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Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Requisition Number: P9585

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: Menomonie


  • Provide direction and leadership to manufacturing engineer group including people management as follows:  managing performance; addressing disciplinary issues; hiring; assisting people with career development; communicating information to direct reports, passing information up the management chain and fostering open communication; ensuring team is aligned with and accomplishing goals/objectives; administrative processing; and, maintaining trust and confidentiality while fostering a team environment
  • Plan the development of new processes for manufacturing lines
  • Prepare estimate of costs involved in changing from present to new method with little technical direction and under general supervision only
  • Solve complex problems with flow in present manufacturing process
  • Communicate effectively with external and internal customers
  • Keep management informed regarding project status
  • Responsible for ensuring that corrective actions are kept current and that they identify root causes
  • Ensure policies, procedures, and work instructions are adhered to consistently and equitably for all areas led
  • Actively participate in quote reviews and tooling meetings to ensure new programs meet expectations
  • Leadership and application of problem solving initiatives, such as lean manufacturing and six sigma projects
  • Stay current on new and/or updated technology, manufacturing practices and processes related to the core business within the facility
  • Work with tooling in the planning of new tools and fixture designs.
  • Facilitate communication between engineering, manufacturing and tool room
  • Develop long-term plans for new processes and equipment
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Safety/Environmental:

 - Where applicable, individual is pre-planning safety into work activities to improve performance
 - Proactively identifies safety concerns
 - Complies with Environmental Management System program SOP’s/WI, Policy & Program elements and encourages responsible use of resources

  • Actively participate in continual improvement/innovation, corrective action and internal/external customer satisfaction

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years applied engineering experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory/leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of process control equipment
  • Broad knowledge of materials and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering systems

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Leadership skills including ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Decision making and prioritization skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Personal & interpersonal skills, including, but not limited to, caring about others, integrity and trust, listening, humor, ethics and values
  • Ability to partner effectively with peers 
  • Strong and effective communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation and negotiation
  • Good judgment; showing strong business acumen, decision quality, intellectual horsepower, perspective, and problem solving
  • Courage indicated by strength of character, and ability to deal with trouble and make tough people calls
  • Catalyst for change
  • Organizational agility and political savvy
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Knowledge of injection molding, plastics/metal materials and associated processes
  • Ability to establish systems and processes

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