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Jabil Manufacturing Engineering Manager in United States

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. With over 260,000 diverse, talented and dedicated employees across 100 locations in 30 countries, our vision is to be the most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. We combine an unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise to enable success for the world’s leading brands. We are driven by a common purpose to make a positive impact for each other, our communities, and the environment.


The ME/IE Manager is the “site technology leader” of Jabil’s manufacturing processes and systems, which is designed to deliver superior performance and operational efficiency. The ME/IE Manager supports Operation’s business development effort with current and potential customers, and development / implementation of both site a global ME/IE strategies. Responsible for the establishment of optional manufacturing methods and processes for the organization’s production lines. Lead and motivate a large group of Engineers whose primary responsibility is to define and implement complete manufacturing processes. Provides ongoing review of the effective utilization of equipment, production methods, equipment layout, personnel, and material flow. Provide exceptional support to customers, team members, and shareholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Recruitment and Retention:

· Recruit, interview and hire Industrial Engineers, Process, Manufacturing and Project Engineers.

· Communicate criteria to recruiters for Industrial Engineers, Process, Manufacturing and Project Engineer position candidates.

· Coach Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing and Process Engineering staff in the interviewing/hiring process.

· Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:

· Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.

· Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.

· Coach and mentor Industrial Engineering staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.

· Create and manage succession plans for Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering function.

Performance Management:

· Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).

· Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on team member’s contribution to the Workcell team. Provide coaching and counseling to team member based on feedback.

· Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments.

· Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.

· Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.

· Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises.

· Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.


· Provide communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.

· Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.

· Ask questions; encourage input from team members

· Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.


Business Strategy and Direction:

· Know and understand Corporate, Campus and Global PE, IE, & ME tactical and strategic direction.

· Define, develop and implement a Process Engineering & Industrial Engineering strategy which contributes to the campus strategic directions.

· Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Industrial & Process Engineering.

· Provide regular updates to BUM, WCM, and Operations Manager on the execution of the strategy.

· Manage technical support globally to sustain Corporate Intranet Site worldwide growth strategy as needed.

Cost Management:

· Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems).

· Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value.

· Provide feedback to peers (BUMs, WCMs, Functional Managers (FMs) on cost and cost trends.

Forecast Development and Accuracy:

· Prepare timely forecasts for the department.

· Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.

· Anticipate future headcount requirements based on open Bays and projected business.


· Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management.

· Assess the adequacy of data gathering methods utilized by the workcells.

· Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.

· Prepare quotes for new and potential customers.

· Forecast future requirements and technical trends to drive gear suppliers in their technology roadmap.

· Verify reconfiguration requirements and monitor line moves.

· Lead equipment evaluations. Assure measurement criteria meet all Jabil site requirements worldwide.

· Explore and monitor new processes and procedures to support customer’s expanding requirements on cutting edge technology and product densification.

· Assist Project and Design Engineers with Design for Manufacturability issues.

· Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.

· Utilize Jabil’s Advanced Engineering group to ensure useful support to Jabil South.

· Establish new measurement systems if/where possible.

· Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes that are “best in field.”

· Drive the concept of an IE being an “Integration Engineer” that ensures everything works smoothly to guarantee efficient and high quality processes that translate into high customer satisfaction and revenues for Jabil.

· Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.

· Periodically “get down in the trenches” to rehabilitate troubled workcells or to help during product launch. Foster a “back to basics” mentality during these times. Lead by example; “walk the talk.”

· Establish new measurement systems if/where possible.

· Exchange knowledge and information with other Jabil facilities to ensure best practices are shared throughout the Jabil organization.

· Ensure 100% adherence to all company policies and procedures (i.e. Health and Safety, Quality).

· Ensure all sensitive and confidential information is handled appropriately.

· Drive Lean Manufacturing in a consistent, structured manner throughout the campus.

· Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.

· Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.


Extensive knowledge of Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering philosophies and processes. Proven track record in communication, leadership, business analysis, process development, administration, and change management. Bachelor’s degree preferred with 3-5 years of related experience in the electronics manufacturing industry; 2-3 years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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