Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Med Device/Aerospace

Itasca Permanent USD110,000 - USD130,000
  • Direct access to senior leadership within company
  • Clear path for promotion to senior level

About Our Client

Our client is a leading manufacturer of precision machined and light assembled products (bearings, couplings, magnets, etc..) for the Aerospace, Medical Device, and Oil & Gas industries. Some top customers include Abbott, Boeing, Honeywell, Medtronic and have a rapidly growing business that has doubled their revenue since 2016 to now. On top of that, our client moved operations to a state of the art facility at the beginning of 2022.

Job Description

  • Apply DMAIC and Lean/6SIGMA tools to identify defects/waste in the manufacturing process and eliminate root causes.
  • Manage staff to consistently meet/exceed corporate goals by providing training, development and coaching to drive peak performance with direct reports.
  • Support critical role of Voice of Manufacturing in our New Product Introduction Stage Gate Process
  • Actively engage with employees to support our Lean Transformation, deploying Lean Tools to improve employee safety, processes and decrease cost. Problem solves gaps and redesign. Implement mistake-proofing concepts to prevent product defects.
  • Work closely with R&D, quality assurance and maintenance teams to prevent problems with products, machines, and tooling/fixtures.
  • Support all current and new product introductions.
  • Experiment with and analyze different materials, manufacturing processes, design tolerances and other factors in the developmental process.
  • Oversee the fabrication of models and perform tests to determine compliance to specification. Problem solves gaps and redesign. Implement mistake-proofing concepts to prevent product defects.
  • Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize use of space, equipment, material and personnel. Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of facilities, equipment and operations for better utilization of space.
  • Ensure vendors/subcontractors are manufacturing products according to product specifications. Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed, and testing procedures are in place before utilizing vendors/subcontractors. Provide input and support during the selection process of new vendors.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • 8+ years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Experience in a CNC machining or light/manual assembly manufacturing environment
  • Ability to lead projects and be cross functional in the department & company
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams and/or multiple projects
  • Background in LEAN, Six Sigma certifications is a plus
  • Ability to work on CNC machines or automation equipment

What's on Offer

  • Base salary $110,000-$130,000 based on level of experience
  • Health/Dental/Vision/S&L benefits through BCBS
  • 15% bonus potential (target based)
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • Clear path to senior leadership or director role
Cameron Heppeler
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Production, Manufacturing
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Cameron Heppeler
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