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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

  • Location:
    Costa Mesa , California
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  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
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Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Costa Mesa, CA
Essential Functions:
• Coordinates and manages the planning, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes and operations for new and existing products.
• Applying lean manufacturing techniques and quality improvements methods to assure product quality, cost reduction, and efficiency.
• Directly manage, support and provide direction and leadership to Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Assistants, Mold Makers and Machinists
• Participate as a member of the management team to establish overall vision, goals and strategies; oversee employee communication efforts to ensure understanding of the company’s strategic direction.
• Influence change in a positive manner by developing and accomplishing specific group goals; lead staff towards attaining group objectives by providing leadership, counseling employees, conducting/assisting in evaluations, staff training and problem solving.
• Responsible for hiring and retaining a diverse and highly-qualified Engineering department.
• Prepare progress report to inform management of project status and deviation from goals.
• Participate in the annual budget for engineering equipment/enhancements to accomplish goals.
• Interface with sales and customers to provide Engineering support in the process of reviewing and prioritizing requests for quotes and customer projects.
• Identify and implement new technologies, equipment and/or capabilities as required to support the growth of the company.
• Interface with all internal departments, auditors and customers in the industry.
• Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
• 8+ years’ experience in an engineering related position or 3+ years in an engineering management position
• 5+ years’ experience with CAD software in a manufacturing environment
• Excellent analytical skills including the ability to consult and manage ALL engineers regarding model accuracy, design and drafting standards.
• Strong background in manufacturing techniques, IPC standards, mold making and injection mold processing.
• Must have the ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to management, employees, auditors and customers.
• Must have strong technical, communication and extensive problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work occasional overtime and weekends as needed.
• Travel as required to remote plants, facilities, customers or suppliers.

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