Blount International, Inc. Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Oregon, Illinois
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
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Date: May 12, 2021
Location: Oregon, IL
Company: Oregon Tool
Work Location: Oregon, IL
Functional Area: Engineering
Number of Openings: 1
Current Openings: 1.00
Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.
Manufacturing Engineer Manager overseas the daily activities of the Manufacturing Engineering staff as well as the Tooling Department. Focus areas: Manufacturing launches of new products and associated tooling and equipment. Responsible for continuous improvement activities to meet business unit cost and productivity targets. Process and technology expert and technical support to optimize the shop floor operation to ensure safety quality cost and delivery efficiencies
Direct subordinates / organization / travelling (percentage, scope)
Lead the Oregon Manufacturing Engineering team (approx. 6) as well as the Tooling department lead (1)
Travel requirement less than 10%
Travel required for capex project interaction with equipment suppliers
Key interfaces and stakeholders
Majority of focus will be local with some regional interaction and project sharing
Project Managers / Product Managers
Main internal customer for NPD related product function and project completion
Provided new product design work, advise new product intent and importance of design features and components
Provides cost estimates, advice on design manufacturability
Provide technical support and manufacturing knowledge and resources
Quality and Manufacturing Engineers:
Provide direction and deep product and manufacturing knowledge in order to resolve quality issues or drive process and cost improvement activities
General Manager and Production Supervisors:
Technical partner and support entity for the shop floor related to current and new equipment and capex project management
The Manufacturing Engineer Manager will be a member of the Woods Operations Team reporting to the General Manager and responsible for managing the Manufacturing Engineers and Tooling department and associated capital and operating budgets, strategies and projects.
As member of new product development team, participate in project, Design for Manufacturability reviews, FMEA, quality planning and design review meetings
Provide design for manufacturability support, help choose manufacturing processes and materials to achieve design intent and cost targets
Assumes cost, quality, and delivery responsibility for assigned product lines; creates applicable documentation, direct the ME. Team to resolve day-to-day production issues, improves existing processes
Develops work instructions, routings and other documents to support the product quality and design integrity.
Provides upfront cost analysis for manufacturing processes before design release.
Designs product line layouts, workstation layouts, equipment and material flow layouts, and stocking programs.
Initiates the design and construction of tooling, fixtures, and assembly aids.
Establishes and enforces costing process standards
Teaches and coaches department members on department processes
Shared responsibilities (if applicable)
Troubleshoot existing and new product problems, working in team environment to solve product function and quality issues
Drive cost improvements in existing product lines including efficiency improvement projects at suppliers overseas
Drive improvements in new product development process around process capability studies, first article through pilot run release, etc.
KPIs and Targets
Delivery new product to market on time at the proper quality and cost
Responsible for annual cost improvement projects and capital budget management
Assist in overall shop floor efficiency gains through recommended layout, equipment, and process optimization
Business impact, (e.g. budget, volumes, revenues, direct/indirect responsibility; strategic, tactical, operational)
New Product Design Launches
Annual Cost Improvement Targets
Capex spend and project management
Develop and manage the Mfg. Eng. Budget
Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree
Experience & knowledge:
5-8 years in a role with similar responsibilities.
Experience managing multiple NPD projects of various size at one time
Experience with Design to Value, DFMEA, PFMEA
Experience developing and managing capital and departmental budgets
Ability to work autonomously and see project driven to completion
Work well cross functionally with several departments (Design, Marketing, Production, Quality, Finance)
Prefer lean training and experience, Green or Black belt not needed but helpful
Proficient at the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
SAP experience required
Welding, fabrication, painting, assembly experience a plus
English as a daily working language
Proficient communicator in both verbal and written form
analytical mindset that likes problem solving
sociable, likes to work with a team
able to convey abstract and technical information to non-technical audiences
able and motivated to work in an international environment
likes to work in a changing environment, able to handle change
prefers to create new processes instead of working according to established rules
Key challenges / immediate points of attention. Not included in the generic position description.
The location is going through extreme growth and some duties and priorities may change as priorities change
Focus on speed to market for NPD items
Need an individual that can hit the ground running with little coaching and daily interaction
Ability to manage several areas from a tactical and strategic perspective
The team structure needs additional bench strength and will require adding and training new staff to position the departments for the future.
ABOUT BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL, INC:
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.
Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit www.blount.com .
Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.
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