Manufacturing Technical Manager
The Manufacturing Technical Manager, a critical member of the Engineering, Tooling & Production Support Team provides expert judgment, analysis and direction to the Engineering technical team for the development and implementation of processes required for the successful / cost effective manufacture of technical products that meet all customer technical and quality requirements
The MTM provides the required oversight, input and direction to assure that manufacturing process directions, tooling concepts and designs meet or exceed all internal program goals (ease of manufacture, cost effective manufacturing and profitability) as well as all customer requirements (quality and delivery). The Leader relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals while leading and directing the efforts of the Engineering staff. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct and monitor the technical activities of assigned Engineers
Review and approve manufacturing processes as required
Assure that all manufacturing processes and tooling will produce a technical product which meets all customer requirements (quality and delivery) as well as internal goals (ease of manufacture and profitability)
Full responsibility for all new products' technical requirements/issues including concurrent engineering interface with the customer to facilitate design/process changes which aid producibility and lower product cost
Conduct process improvements through leading Six Sigma projects, design of experiments, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and design review events to improve manufacturing process efficiency (continuous improvement), reduce cost, improve profitability and reduce product lead/cycle time
Research, develop and execute, with the team, the plans required to meet business metric cost requirements to maximize product profitability
Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts research as required
Recommend alterations to product development and design (concurrent engineering) to improve quality of products and/or procedures for producibility
Provide the required direction and leadership to the team as necessary in order to create, develop and perfect manufacturing processes which are cost effective and conducive to ease of manufacture
Investigate and recommend machine tool and equipment needs to accomplish or improve the required manufacturing process capabilities or capacity
Identify related processing and manufacturing problems and identify/initiate corrective actions as required.
Provide technical direction and leadership in recommending changes in design, specifications, drawings and procedures that will eliminate manufacturing problems, improve producibility and productivity, or reduce scrap/rework related cost and/or lead-time
Ensure the timely review of NMR activity is completed
Visit supplier plants as required to assure that the supplier manufacturing process meets or exceeds all company and customer requirements (delivery and quality). Assure that the supplier manufacturing process will produce technical product in the required quantity and in accordance with the product delivery schedule
Perform duties/responsibilities related to this position as assigned by the Engineering Manager
Oversee and lead product/key characteristic audits as required by our customer
Assist in shop floor personnel training as applicable and deemed necessary
Support bid and proposal activities for customer requests for quotes
Develop market awareness and promote company visibility efforts
Evaluate, train, coach and when necessary, discipline employees
Must support all EH & S (Environmental, Health & Safety) requirements within the facility and improve ergonomics of associated tooling relative to each process
Develop and foster a team environment
Lead investigations relating to customer quality concerns and product escapes.
Maintain awareness of state-of-the-art technology within the company core processes
Other duties may be assigned as necessary
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Have an extensive background in technical product development, manufacturing and quality. Demonstrate an understanding of product costing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related technical field, Masters degree is a plus
Minimum 10 years experience in related industry with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role
Must have proficient computer skills in various design programs and Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, complex technical product knowledge
Demonstrated leadership experience.
Possess the ability to work well with people in a team environment
Demonstrated skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution are required
Must have sound judgment to deal with particular situations, decide upon a course of action and implement swift resolution for closure
Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks
Exceptional motivation, leadership, and team building skills required