While upholding Hoyt’s Vision, Mission, Strategy, Management System, Policies and Management Commitments, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible to oversee engineering support for manufacturing processes through research, design and development, technical assistance, process development and documentation. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for strategic planning to improve the manufacturing techniques and machinery to insure the reliability, efficiency, and quality of the products.
I – ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Helps Develop and supports the company’s strategy: As a Senior level manager, contributes to the development and implementation of the company’s strategic operating plan. Establishes long and short term strategies for areas of responsibility. Appropriately align department’s efforts to ensure strategic plan success and to improve overall business performance. Supports the cross-functional needs of the company in the engineering, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, maintenance, sales, customer service, accounting, IT, human resources, legal and all administrative areas.
Develops and manages manufacturing engineering department, manufacturing equipment design and fabrication, manufacturing process design and implementation: Ensures alignment of the Manufacturing Engineering department to the company’s business plan. Sets priorities for key equipment and process projects of strategic importance to the company. Leads and coordinates the efforts of the Manufacturing Engineering department to reduce throughput times, improve efficiencies, reduce scrap, improve product quality, and reduce manufacturing costs. Builds strong inter-departmental relationships through use of cross-functional teams and concurrent engineering practices. Improves technical capability of Manufacturing Engineering department by appropriate use of training and consultants. Identifies Manufacturing Engineering department weakness and addresses them through training, realignment of assignments or new hiring. Performs department administration including capital and expense budget management. Provides cost and payback analyses on all new equipment and process changes. Coordinates and insures that new manufacturing equipment and processes are in place, functional, and adequate to successfully introduce new products on time and to ensure production volumes meet or exceed market demands. Performs problem analysis on equipment and processes and develops solutions for quality problems, production capacity, and product warranty issues. Manages Manufacturing Engineering technician activities through prioritization and distribution of engineering projects to ensure accurate and timely completion of all projects.
Support the R&D and Product Engineering departments; Supports continuous improvement of Hoyt’s R&D and Product Engineering departments. Helps to develop new approaches to improve product development cycle and time to market production. Supports and trains engineering teams to new methods and techniques used to improve engineering functions.
Support Production departments: Provides support to Production areas through development of new processes and machines to improve efficiency and capability. Provides technical support for testing, training and optimization of new and existing methods of production manufacturing. Provides problem solving support for production issues. Provides support to warranty department to ensure repairs are correct and costs are minimized.
Support Maintenance department: Provides support to Maintenance department through: cross-functional training; equipment specifications, design, fabrication and evaluation; plant lay-out design and documentation; regulatory and safety compliance of equipment and process; and capital project evaluations and recommendations.
Develops and supports Hoyt’s human capital: Provides coaching and mentoring to department members. Conducts meaningful annual performance appraisals for all subordinates to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for future development. Sets measurable objectives for subordinates that align with the department and company strategy. Provides training and support to other departments as required or needed.
Supports organizational initiatives: As a leader of the company, is responsible for proactively establishing and/or reinforcing procedures and improvement efforts related to employee safety, employee morale, product quality, customer satisfaction, , inventory accuracy, cost containment and performance to budget. Maintains good working knowledge of the Hoyt Management System and continually works to improve and follow the requirements of the Hoyt Management System. Maintains open lines of communication, sharing relevant information with superiors, peers, and subordinates. Ensures effective verbal and written communication inside and outside the organization, with responsibility to review and finalize correspondence for appropriateness and accuracy.
Perform other duties as assigned by Manager.
II – JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position requires:
Strong engineering and mechanical aptitude.
A thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and automation technology.
Computer skills in design drawing (CAD), word processing, spreadsheets.
Programming skills (PLC, CNC, Custom NC Programming).
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must have analytical skills and good problem-solving skills.
Project management skills and ability to complete several projects simultaneously.
Strong leadership skills, along with a commitment to providing excellent internal and external customer service.
Training and Education:
Type of Training
B.S. in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required.
Required Prior Work Experience:
Type of Experience Length of Experience
Manufacturing process engineering experience 6-8 years
Supervisory or management experience 2-5 years
Note: Management reserves the right to require specific training for this position. However, depending upon the type and the quality of prior work experience, some exchanges can be made between training and experience.
III – QUALITY AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Decision Making and Problem Solving:
The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for decisions specific to project priorities, payback, manufacturing and fabrication. In addition, this position contributes to solving any problems related to processes, equipment or materials in the production departments. This includes recommendations for machine changes, changes in the manufacturing sequence, or changes in the manufacturing process to reduce the cost of manufactured products.
Interaction with Others:
This position requires interaction with employees ranging from the president to new operators on the production floor. This diversity of interaction requires knowledge of processes, and interpersonal skills to be able to relate to and explain concepts on a level that people can understand.
Supervisory and Leadership Responsibilities:
The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is accountable for total performance/capability management of all manufacturing engineers and manufacturing engineering technicians.
In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and work environment Hoyt only hires NON_ TOBACCO users.
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