Job Title: Engineering Manager
Job Location: OR - Portland
This management position is directly responsible for the oversight, training,
planning, and execution of a group of Mechanical Engineers. The scope of the
Engineering Manager function includes: responsibility for all aspects of the
manufacturing and processing of fabrications, weldments, painted levels, and
assemblies. The candidate will be responsible to coordinate cost reduction
initiatives, manufacturability reviews, corrective action closure, development and
specification of fixtures and tools necessary to build the product, assessing the
safety of the processes and methods used to ensure a safe work environment,
developing the project plan for manufacturing implementation, and leading the
implementation of new products and cost reduction initiatives. The candidate will
also be responsible for identifying new technology to maintain competitive
Provide strong leadership and project management skills to successfully implement
customer focused process/product improvements.
Provide training to new and existing employees in best practices for lean
manufacturing, weld fabrication design. problem solving, and design for
Utilize proven lean manufacturing based analytical and troubleshooting / problem-
solving abilities to identify opportunities for quality improvement, lead-time
reduction and cost reduction.
Oversee Product Development Process for all new and existing programs.
Develop safe processes and monitor existing processes to ensure the safety of our
Ensure that mistake proofing are built into all processes and work on any customer
or quality issues to ensure quality problems are solved and not repeated.
Evaluate existing tools and processes and recommend improvements that enhance
both operator performance and ergonomics / safety of the overall operation.
Skills and Abilities Required
Experience in training and mentoring new employees in the process of utilizing
various engineering analysis tools, directing changes to the manufacturing
processes, improving material flow, and optimizing departmental layouts is required.
Experience with off highway equipment
Experience with hydraulic system design
Experience in writing capital requests that result in acceptable ROI.
Excellent communication skills and a team mentality is a must.
Provide leadership and team building to a team of technicians and Engineers
Participate in strategic planning
Collaborate with sales, purchasing and manufacturing to successfully implement
Champion efforts to improve quality of shipped products
Provide leadership for swift resolution of field issues
Build and maintain robust set of engineering standards and specifications
Education and Experience
Bachelorís Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology
A minimum of 10 years of related industry experience in manufacturing and welding.
Demonstrated experience managing personnel. Experience with project
management, process improvement, lean manufacturing, and problem solving.
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