The Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Lean Sigma leads all manufacturing engineering and lean sigma efforts Companywide from concept to implementation in line with the overall business objectives and expectations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Using process, quality, and production improvement methodologies, the Director of Engineering and Lean Sigma directs the planning, implementation and sustainability of manufacturing methods and technology. This includes outgoing quality, safety and efficiency improvements for all manufactured operations and compliance with safety, state / federal regulations. Program and Project Management expertise and proficiency are critical to this function.
Management responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and procedures, formulating manufacturing operations strategies, building, and mentoring manufacturing engineering resources and driving business results. This includes ensuring the highest quality equipment, tooling, and production standards, overseeing, and maintaining efficiency improvement budgets and Six Sigma projects across the organization through a Black Belt / Green Belt structure that will increase manufacturing capabilities and performance levels.
Above is a list of the most important responsibilities and functions, which are essential to the position. Employees must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Accommodations will be evaluated and provided to eligible employees on a case by case basis, depending on the employee's medical restrictions, work availability, the nature of the position, the position's essential functions and other relevant factors.
Education: Bachelors degree in a manufacturing, engineering, operations management, or scientific field. Masters degree is preferable. Licenses/Certifications: Formal Six Sigma and Project Management trainings are a requirement. Six Sigma Black Belt certification and PMP certification are desirable. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
At Least 10 years of manufacturing experience in supervision or management roles. Automotive experience is preferable. Strong ability in interpretation of manufacturing and process control analytics for further action taking. Proficiency in project management software and tools (i.e., MS Project, Smart sheets, etc.) Full understanding and experience of DMAIC methodology to drive Six Sigma projects. Strong knowledge on the analysis of quality and manufacturing issues through Six Sigma tools such as:
SPC (Statistical Process Control). Process Capability Analysis. DOE (Design of Experiments).
Software aptitude in Microsoft Office Suite and ERP Systems. Power BI experience is preferable. Ability to drive projects at rapid pace and lead resources with or without formal delegation of authority. Ability to effectively communicate, work and relate with people at all levels of the organization. Ability to manage a manufacturing engineering budget and drive expected financial results. Creative thinking and collaborative approach on all fronts of the organization.