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Fortive Corporation Director, Engineering (Manufacturing) in Hollister, California

The Director of Manufacturing Engineering is a key leadership role within PSEMC. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering team and ensure that the program teams and manufacturing operations are fully supported in the areas of: 1) process design, validation and improvement, 2) manufacturing documentation and manufacturing floor support, and 3) tooling and manufacturing equipment. Partner with the program teams, design engineering and manufacturing operations to ensure manufacturing processes and equipment are optimized to meet safety, quality, delivery and cost requirements. Interface with customers through process, quality and program technical reviews.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide management oversight and leadership for the Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering team.

  • Collaborate with Design Engineering, Quality and Operations to ensure that appropriate tools are applied (i.e. PFMEA) to ensure manufacturability and productivity targets are achieved.

  • Partner with Design Engineering to formulate new processes for new products.

  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes and tooling design/control to minimize variation.

  • Manage manufacturing work instruction development, maintenance and control (to include migration to Electronic Work Instructions).

  • Establish repeatable process for specialty manufacturing equipment identification, specification, set-up and maintenance.

  • Apply lean principles to achieve continuous improvement in the areas of process, quality, cost, manufacturing throughput and first-pass-yield.

  • Coordinate assessment and implementation of mistake-proofing (poke-yoke) methodology.

  • Develop core competency and subject matter experts in special processes (industry standard and PSEMC specific) and associated process control techniques. Share best practices across PSEMC facilities.

  • Develop and cross-train associates to build bench strength and organizational flexibility.

  • Create a culture that stresses manufacturing floor support and teamwork as the priority.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical discipline - Master’s degree a plus.

  • 5+ years management experience leading a technical team.

  • 10+ years of demonstrated expertise in the application of Manufacturing Engineering principles.

  • Significant aerospace products manufacturing experience in a low-volume, high-mix environment.

  • Experience with Fortive Business System (FBS), Toyota Production System or other continuous improvement system with demonstrated results using Lean and/or Six Sigma principles.

  • Demonstrated results using PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis).

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and effective facilitation skills.

  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems and reporting tools, MS Office and MS Project.

    Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

    Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: www.fortive.com .

    Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PacSci EMC), a Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) operating company, makes critical missions possible. From concept to demonstration to delivery, we provide leading-edge energetic materials, devices and subsystems for use in military and commercial applications. With engineering and manufacturing capability in Arizona and California, our associates work together to solve the toughest technical challenges with a dedication to Safety First, Quality Every TimeTM. We enable success for innumerable missions on a daily basis, impacting the lives of military personnel, law enforcement officers, commercial airline pilots, astronauts, and oil field operators. For nearly a century, PacSci EMC’s experience and expertise has been relied upon in the times When Milliseconds MatterTM. For more information, go to www.psemc.com .

    PacSci EMC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. Nonetheless, pursuant to our subcontractor status on highly sensitive national security matters, Mechanical Assemblers and all other floor personnel who frequently shift cell assignments, as well as any personnel directly working with the following contract are subject to the following contractual provision: THAAD PRIME Flowdowns (H-Clauses) H-42 FOREIGN PERSONS, paragraph D., “All employees of all entities that make up the Contractor’s team, whether subcontractors, consultants, or anyone who works with or on behalf of the Contractor will be citizens of the U.S.” Accordingly, only U.S. citizens will be qualified to fill these roles. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

    We all have a role in building a community where everyone belongs. Where you can speak your mind, be yourself, and feel supported. It’s how we achieve more together — for each other, for our customers, and for the world. https://www.fortive.com/inclusion-diversity

"The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a Fortive Company. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail applyassistance@fortive.com to request accommodation."