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  • Alabaster, AL, USA
  • 2021-08-05

Our client us looking for a Manager of Engineering from the Automotive Tier One / OEM arena

About the company

  • A leading supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries.
  • Company has been in business for more than 100 years
  • Supplier to the big names in Automotive manufacturing
  • Pride in best product and customer service
  • Stable, profitable company

What they provide their employees

  • Excellent compensation and benefits package including bonus eligibility, extremely cost affordable medical / dental / vision plans, life insurance, 401k, short term disability
  • 401k with match
  • Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care Reimbursement Programs – choice of HSA or FSA
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • 14 company paid holidays
  • Vacation

The Role you will play:

Provide leadership for all Engineering related plant activities including process, support, capital improvement, process improvements and new-model development ensuring the safety and environment.  Oversee the design, planning, maintenance of equipment, machinery, and buildings while ensuring safety, environmental, and KPI requirements are met.  Direct reports: 5 to 8 associates. Reports to the Plant Manager.

  • Manages plant capital budgets / oversee all capital projects
  • Develops long term improvements/capital plan 
  • Develops strategic departmental long and short range plans to support the company vision and mission
  • Develops Engineers and Specialists through coaching and training activities
  • Leads and/or participates in problem solving activities regarding quality, mechanical, and process concerns.
  • Coordnate resources to provide process support and maintenance support. 
  • Assists with hiring of engineering and maintenance personnel
  • Conducts employee performance reviews
  • Maintains and updates operation and training manuals for the maintenance of and engineering department
  • Monitor operation of plant equipment and systems
  • Tracks, analyzes, and improves key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Ensures compliance to city, county, state, and federal regulations
  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the safety program
  • Communicates directly with production operations to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas
  • Coordinate resources to provide process support and maintenance support

What the ideal candidate needs:

  • Experience in Tier One / OEM Automotive Manufacturing sector
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field
  • 7-10 years’ experience in maintenance and an engineering function
  • 5 years leadership experience
  • Trade certifications preferred (Lean Certificates, Robotics, Electrical Controls, Welding, Hydraulics, Procurement, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize problem solving tools such as Six Sigma, Fishbone, KT, 8D, etc.
  • Moderate computer skills including the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated , energetic with the ability to think outside the norm
  • Practice Safety at all times. 
  • Must lead/support 5S activities for all MRO and component areas
  • Practice Continuous Improvement
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Adaptable to the changing daily production  requirements
  • Ability to coach, council, and mentor associates
  • Ability to halt or suspend operations based upon safety or quality concerns.