Engineering Manager
Job Opportunity at Sterling St. James LLP

Posted on Sep 19    816-781-4686

Location: Dubuque, IA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4142600

Our client, a global manufacturer and service provider
of performance products that meet the mobility needs
of the off-road vehicle market, has commissioned
Sterling St. James, LLP to source, screen and qualify candidates for an Engineering Manager.

Their Value Statement may best describe the work environment:

  • Empowerment – Everyday we ask ourselves “Is there a better way?”
  • Integrity – “We do what is best for our customers and the company.”
  • Commitment – “We do what we say with excellence.”      
  • Teamwork – “As a team we win when everyone is fully engaged.”

They have a strong international presence with worldwide R&D, manufacturing and distribution capability. Their products are paramount in the material handling, construction, agriculture, power sports, and defense industries. With a global team of over 8,000 employees and centers in the U.S.A., Canada, Asia and Europe they are “The competition.”

Engineering Manager                           
General Description:

The Engineering Manager is responsible for upgrading processes, equipment, and researching and justifying new equipment.  The Engineering Manager will also help develop and evaluate mechanical systems to enhance plant production systems. 
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • In charge of all things related to all engineering functions related to the plant.
  • Evaluate, research, install all new production systems and equipment.   Justify new equipment and do cost analysis.
  • Provide research and time studies for machine optimization and utilization.
  • Provide support in designing testing methods to assist all departments.
  • Evaluate, develop, implement and/or improve on processes in manufacturing systems.
  • Improve process safety, and reduce risks in process to the workforce.
  • Improve process capability and efficiency while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Monitor and assess performance of plans and/or processes to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Optimize  flow  through various work cells and operations to balance labor utilization and efficiency.
  • Develop and perform feasibility / optimization studies for  proposed process.
  • Support the production start-up of new products.
  • Design tooling for new platform.
  • Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Analyze and improve material flow and plant layout to optimize production efficiency, safety, quality, and costs.
  • Creating and maintaining the manufacturing bill of materials.
  • Determine plant requirements and cost/profit benefits for potential expansions, machine conversions and support integration of equipment, etc.
  • Design methods to ensure product quality/mistake proofing.
  • Travel up to 10%, but mainly day trips to local suppliers.
  • Support the EMS, QMS & H&S systems.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed by management. 
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
  • Job shop environment.
  • Must be willing to interact with manufacturing personnel in an industrial setting.
  • Must be willing to arrange schedule to work on off-shifts as necessary to accommodate the operations. 
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient project engineering and project management skills.
  • Experience with value stream management.
  • Experience in ECO process, and Control Plans.
  • Exposure to and knowledge of APQP and PFMEA is preferred.
  • Proficient Pro-E/Creo, and AutoCAD.
  • Must be self-motivated, hands on, resourceful, people oriented, flexible, professional, team player, positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple priorities for a fast-paced and world class facility.
  • Experience with customer and supplier relations.
  • Must have experience/knowledge of personal computer and MS office software.
  • Strong back ground in Lean Manufacturing.
  • Back ground in agricultural equipment preferred.
  • Travel:  5-10% maximum if needed. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • PE – Professional Engineer technical certification would be a plus. 
QUALITY & CUSTOMER SATISFACTION:  All employees are responsible for Safety, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, for all duties performed at this company.
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