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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Department: Technical
Location: Shelton, CT

Essential Function/Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions/duties satisfactorily. Other duties/functions may be added or assigned.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.
  2. Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of facilities, equipment and operations for better utilization of space.
  3. Work closely with research and development, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures.
  4. Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.
  5. Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.
  6. Support all current and new product introductions.
  7. Ensure vendors/subcontractors are manufacturing products according to product specifications.
  8. Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.
  9. Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.
  10. Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.
  11. Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.
  12. Responsible for training vendors/subcontractors on new product launches to meet target date.

Competencies

  1. Problem Solving/Analysis. 
  2. Technical Capacity. 
  3. Project Management. 
  4. Communication Proficiency. 
  5. Organizational Skills. 

Product Safety and Quality

  • Follows Product Safety and Quality standards
  • Follows FDA GMP’s in regards to food contact packaging as it pertains to the employee

 Safety

  • Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures such as proper lifting and bending, ergonomics, proper use of equipment and use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Practices good housekeeping including clutter-free work area and general cleaning; follows FDA product safety standards, follows IPC product defense standards and complies with all SQF requirements
  • Ensures lockout procedures are followed any time the equipment is being cleaned or maintained

 

The list below represents the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience -  

  •  Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  •  7-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering.
  •  Management experience.

 Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the general public.

 Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform various physical activities which require fine motor skills.
  2. This task requires reaching, climbing, kneeling, squatting, and bending. All activities are performed occasionally (max 20 times per day).
  3. This job occasionally requires changing molds and heaters where items weighing 150-300 lbs. are pulled from a shelf onto a “Big Joe" moving machine.       Storage heights are from 12 inches above floor level to five feet height.
  4. Rarely a wooden platform is lifted and carried a distance of six feet to enable the operator to reach into the machine. Platform weights are 45 lbs.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception

 Supervisory Responsibilities 

  •  Directly supervises 5 for more employees in several Engineering disciplines.
  •  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  •  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel Requirements

Travel to the other facilities and meet with Manufacturing Engineering Managers on a periodic basis, or more often if necessary due to ongoing projects, to ensure IPC meets all company, state and federal regulations.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.
  2. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration.
  3. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

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