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Job Title: Engineering Manager

Job Location: OR - Portland
Job Description:


Summary

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 
advantage. 

 

Key Responsibilities

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 
manufacturability (DFM).
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 
production associates.
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 
customer focus.
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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