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Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
October 11, 2018


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties and responsibilities of this job are included but not limited to this job description. Other tasks may be assigned and expected to be performed.

Manages all resources in a harmonious manner that promotes and cultivates an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, respect, accountability, and a desire to improve all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives.

Ensures all Safety standards, process and procedures are followed, work directly with Safety Compliance Manager as needed to improve existing program/procedures to ensure all Safety objectives are regularly exceeded.

Ensures all Quality standards, process and procedures are followed, works directly with Quality and Engineering Departments as needed to improve existing program/procedures to ensure all Quality objectives are regularly exceeded.

Ensures a minimum of 95% on-time delivery to all external customers and continuously improves internal customer delivery.

Meet expense budgets and reduce costs related to controllable and non-controllable expenses.

Has the responsibility of establishing daily/weekly/monthly project schedules and is responsible for ensuring timelines are achieved and communicated accordingly.

Meets and exceeds planned productivity improvements by increasing the “added value” per person. Monitors manpower and training plans to maintain area targets. Supports PM plans to minimize equipment downtime and improve cycle times.

Establishes environment of Continuous Improvement to eliminate problems and reduce costs. Training, teamwork and communication are keys.

Ensures compliance and consistency with all factory rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreement. Supports system of progressive discipline and develops consistency among supervisory ranks. Works to develop progressive approach to union related issues.

Develops and coaches the subordinates in a manner that improves overall plant improvements.


BS Degree, or Equivalent; Master’s Degree Preferred

Minimum of 7 years of related work experience required

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ten years of experience in precision manufacturing, preferably metal related.

Knowledge of work standards, quality standards, and disciplines required for world class quality and productivity.

Basic motion and time study background to evaluate shop methods and cycle times.

ISO 9001/14,0000 experience.

“Hands On” experience with formal Continuous Improvement efforts in team setting.

Experience with JIT production system and efficient material flow. Familiar with daily schedule and productivity disciplines.

Understanding of standard costing and budgeting. Experience with formal cost reduction programs.

Ability to plan and analyze manpower requirements to efficiently meet production schedules.

Background in inventory control in modern computer setting. Working knowledge of bar code systems.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

VISION REQUIREMENTS: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)