Manufacturing Engineering Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-327874
    • Job Location: Oklahoma City , OK
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 08/17/2021
    • Years of Experience: 7+
    • Radford Job Code: 01703
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager provides leadership for manufacturing engineers and is responsible for their training and development. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager owns the creation, implementation and continuous improvement of the manufacturing methods and procedures. The ME Manager will directly improve program productivity, process reliability, and overall process flow through implementation of process improvements, tooling advances, in-process control programs, and effective work cell layout/design here at KUAS.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures a safety focus on all processes.
  • Manages the staff of Manufacturing Engineers to ensure proper training, adequate tools and continuous development.
  • Provides technical guidance to Manufacturing Engineers and Production Specialists.
  • Enables timely responses and continuous process improvement from Manufacturing Engineers to their assigned IPT.
  • Manages efforts to develop and maintain systems for manufacturing processes of manufactured products.
  • Develops and manages the program manufacturing instruction documentation.
  • Manages the redesign of processes to improve throughput and manufacturing costs.
  • Review assembly and test procedures, safety review of test processes, and design and implementation of test fixtures and tools.
  • Ensures the use of Lean Manufacturing techniques to reduce waste and decrease manufacturing costs.
  • Supports Human Resources functions of the manufacturing engineering group including training & development and performance appraisals.
  • Leads manufacturing engineering process improvement efforts through analysis, development and implementation of change plans to improve the effectiveness and performance of manufacturing.
  • Coordinates process and product changes as required by our Configuration Management System.
  • Ensures effective use of material and tooling in producing quality products more effectively at minimum cost.
  • Ensures compliance to the Quality Management System.
  • Maintains contacts with inter-organizational and external representatives.
  • May participate in briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning specific and/or organizational projects or operations. 

 


Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

  • Supervises exempt staff of engineers and support staff, as applicable. 

Experience and Skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering required.  Minimum 10 years of combined experience as an individual engineer and engineering manager also required.  Experience as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager a plus.

  • Must have thorough working knowledge of composite lamination, composite bonding, machining, and assembly processes, practical experience in a manufacturing environment and good problem solving skills.

  • Must have general knowledge of budget preparation and cost control.

  • A high degree of creativity is expected.

  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements.

  • Proven track record in a high variety, low volume manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to meet program/project requirements.

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and or manufacturing environment - Spends 40-60% of time in shop environment. 
  • Some lifting (not over 50 lbs.) and standing for long periods of time on a hard surface. 
  • May be exposed to possible shop hazards including high noise level, high pressure equipment, chemicals, projectiles and shop traffic.
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5-15% May be required between other KUAS locations or vendor locations.