Support and actively participate in the development of assembly standards and best business practices.
Evaluate product design for deviations to safety, quality or efficiency targets and drive issue resolution. Promptly elevate issues without solid countermeasures to leadership.
Lead regular manufacturing engineering reviews of program deliverables to ensure consistent application and execution of standards and use of analysis tools.
Product, process and engineering release management control to include any long-term forecasting of equipment needs.
Act as a liaison between the Sycamore facility, AE, and the customer relative to product and process changes.
Works with other department managers to ensure materials released from this facility achieve the highest quality standards possible.
Provides supervisor training and employee training on new processes and equipment.
Lead, manage, and monitor plant continuous improvement operations based on safety, quality, efficiency, HSE & E, and/or cost restraints.
Work with suppliers to support continuous improvements as required to meet quality, schedule, and cost goals.
Keep company abreast of Engineering advancements and supporting activities as envisioned by Business Unit and Plant Management.
Communicate via minutes, telecommunication, and/or electronic mail Systems Engineering activities and information.
Responsible for adhering to and promoting all HSE &E policies and procedures.
Perform other duties deemed necessary by the Plant Manager.
Has the authority to stop production process if a quality or safety concern is noticed.
Tertiary Qualification in Manufacturing/Engineering or relevant discipline
Ideally: Postgraduate studies in Engineering, Production Management or related discipline
5+ years operational experience
Preferred automotive background/experience
Experience in production management of manufacturing equipment
Experience in new facility set-up, re-layout activities
Proven experience in a similar role within a JIT environment
Proven experience in a manufacturing/engineering/people management
Project Management experience on medium to large projects
Experience in dealing with building relationships and delivering outcomes
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