• Eric Salas, Montgomery Skyline, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery Chamber, MGMChamber, Montgomery Alabama
  • Engineering Manager

  • Job Description
    RESPONSIBLITIES: 
    - Provide overall leadership and guidance to the onsite engineering team (15-20 designers, engineers, tech pubs, etc.) in a cross-functional work environment.
    - Create an ownership and accountability culture that promotes proven error-free designs throughout the product’s lifecycle.
    - Work closely with the onsite support functions and manufacturing teams on design and process improvements to deliver cost effective solutions for our internal and external customers.
    - Analyze designs to improve product quality and provide necessary revisions to designs to meet customer satisfaction, while maintaining our cost competitiveness in the industry.
    - Become an industry leader with innovation and design; encourage and mentor all engineering staff to promote the same beliefs.
    - Research concerns and provide feedback on design issues; provide recommendations for issues impacting our customer base.
    - Promote a “hands on” approach to design including implementation of a design review culture, to minimize design / rework issues that result in costly downtime and warranty rework.
    - Drive internal standardization for all product lines to 70% or better before becoming Customer specific equipment.
    - Interface with the sales / commercials teams, listening and promoting ideas with a voice of customer / customer first mentality.
    - Incorporate a “design for manufacturing” and “design for serviceability” methodology that will speed up assembly time and minimize costly repairs and down time.
    - Support of the following critical KPIs (reduction of assembly hours, improve safety, improve flow of material, ship on time, etc).
    - Reduce the engineering driven deviations by 75% YoY, resulting in savings from unnecessary labor, material usage, and waste.
    - Ability to understand and decompose failures for proper root cause analysis related to potential engineering issues.
    - Become the catalyst for personal growth and promotion of the current / legacy engineering team.
    - Create and adjust project schedules based on internal or external needs.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    - BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 
    - 7 years experience working with Engineering, 10 years managing a large team
    - Strong project management experience, product management experience
    - Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and manage large workloads
    - Previous experience in 5S and continuous improvement / lean manufacturing environment
    - Knowledge and familiarity with AREMA, AAR and ISO standards and specifications
    - Experience with hydraulic, pneumatics, and electrical systems
    - Experience with Autocad, 2D, and Inventor 3D Software
    - Experience with LN or similar ERP system
    - New Product Development experience 
    - 3D design software experience
    - Travel as required (education, research, and commissioning)

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