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Manufacturing Engineering Manager – Aerospace

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Manufacturing Engineering Manager – Aerospace
Manchester, CT.
Perm Placement (not contract)

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager, a critical member of the Engineering, Tooling & Production Support Team provides expert judgment, analysis and direction to the Engineering technical team for the development and implementation of processes required for the successful / cost effective manufacture of technical products that meet all customer technical and quality requirements.

The Manager provides the required oversight, input and direction to assure that manufacturing process directions, tooling concepts and designs meet or exceed all internal program goals (ease of manufacture, cost effective manufacturing and profitability) as well as all customer requirements (quality and delivery). The Manager relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals while leading and directing the efforts of the Engineering staff. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


Direct and monitor the technical activities of assigned Engineers
Review and approve manufacturing processes as required
Assure that all manufacturing processes and tooling will produce a technical product which meets all customer requirements (quality and delivery) as well as internal goals (ease of manufacture and profitability)
Full responsibility for all new products’ technical requirements/issues including concurrent engineering interface with the customer to facilitate design/process changes which aid producibility and lower product cost
Conduct process improvements through leading Six Sigma projects, design of experiments, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and design review events to improve manufacturing process efficiency (continuous improvement), reduce cost, improve profitability and reduce product lead/cycle time
Research, develop and execute, with the team, the plans required to meet business metric cost requirements to maximize product profitability
Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts research as required
Recommends alterations to product development and design (concurrent engineering) to improve quality of products and/or procedures for producibility
Provide the required direction and leadership to the team as necessary in order to create, develop and perfect manufacturing processes which are cost effective and conducive to ease of manufacture
Investigate and recommend machine tool and equipment needs to accomplish or improve the required manufacturing process capabilities or capacity
Identify related processing and manufacturing problems and identify/initiate corrective actions as required. Provide technical direction and leadership in recommending changes in design, specifications, drawings and procedures that will eliminate manufacturing problems, improve producibility and productivity, or reduce scrap/rework related cost and/or lead-time
Ensure the timely review of NMR activity is completed
Provide technical support to Customer Account Managers to manage the customer interface required for concurrent engineering and product cost, quality and delivery communications
Visit supplier plants as required to assure that the supplier manufacturing process meets or exceeds all company and customer requirements (delivery and quality). Assure that the supplier manufacturing process will produce technical product in the required quantity and in accordance with the product delivery schedule
Oversee and lead product/key characteristic audits as required by our customer
Assist in shop floor personnel training as applicable and deemed necessary
Support bid and proposal activities for customer requests for quotes
Evaluate, train, coach and when necessary, discipline employees
Must support all EH & S (Environmental, Health & Safety) requirements within the facility and improve ergonomics of associated tooling relative to each process
Support the Customer Account Managers through negotiations, review and approval of product contracts
Develop and foster a team environment
Lead investigations relating to customer quality concerns and product escapes.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related technical field, Masters degree is a plus
Minimum 10 years experience in aerospace with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role
Must have proficient computer skills in various design programs and Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 6 sigma, complex technical product knowledge
Demonstrated leadership experience
Possess the ability to work well with people in a team environment
Demonstrated skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution are required
Must have sound judgment, decide upon a course of action and implement swift resolution for closure
Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks
Exceptional motivation, leadership, and team building skills required

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