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Director of Engineering
Posted on Mar 29
Seeking a Director of Engineering to oversee package design and provide team leadership for new metals product and process development. The Director of Engineering will lead a team of 5 direct reports and related staff in a non-union operation that employs approximately 250 associates in metals and plastics operations. The company is a leader in metal decorating, fabricating and plastic injection molding for the packaging industry.
Manage staff and process of generating ideas for product design, function and/or improved production tooling, processes, and production implementation for metals products. Create product concepts and illustrate through diagrams, instructions, and/or drawings.
Process management and documentation for numerous programs. Coordinate/facilitate the location to produce new products.
Manage assigned personnel and areas maximizing throughput and effectiveness, and maintain a strong working relationship with other groups/locations to facilitate projects and best practices.
Work with operating divisions to design tooling and manufacturing procedures for new metals products and to improve present products. Approve all major engineering changes for metals products. Work through R&D Director to obtain new development product samples for both products and components.
Responsible for all metal process improvement activities and cost reduction programs including tracking and documentation of progress and results.
Coordination of Plant and Manufacturing Engineering at all facilities, and establish/implement Best Practices in Engineering, Technical Services, and Environmental.
Lead and assist operating divisions in the selection of new equipment. Organize bidding process, approve purchases, and manage the implementation effort.
Coordinate the start-up process of manufacturing a new metals product. Locate equipment, design the manufacturing line, and coordinate work of outside vendors to ensure that programs are delivered on schedule and on budget.
Provide primary support for the company for metals growth, including strategic planning.
Responsible for any and all Environmental and Patent activities within the organization.
Evaluate equipment and tooling requirements and make recommendations for additional equipment. Audit and prepare reports related to project and departmental expenditures.
Prepare development and implementation time lines with projected cost on new projects; and production tooling and equipment costs and lead times.
Support direct customer and supplier communication through all levels of project development.
4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology required. Advanced Engineering degree preferred
10+ years’ experience in Product Development and leading product development teams required
Hands-on product design experience and 4+ years’ direct supervisory experience managing engineering department required
Working knowledge metal printing and metal fabrication
Familiarization with Pro Engineer, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD required.
Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
Proven experience in Project Management and Continuous Improvement
Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
Mechanical Engineering Degrees
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