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Engineering Manager WA Open (J#26466)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 4 - 9 years

Vaupell Northwest Molding & Tooling in Seattle, WA is a leading manufacturer of injection-molded plastic components for the aerospace interiors market, in business since 1947. In addition to injection molding, we perform many different assembly operations and have recently added an in-house paint shop to our Everett, WA satellite manufacturing facility.

POSITION PURPOSE:

Manages the Engineering group, which includes Project Engineering, Design Engineering, and Configuration Management.

MAIN DUTIES

Coordinate and direct multiple New Product Introduction projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration into manufacturing.
Confer with Management, and appropriate functional area staff to discuss project specifications and procedures and ensure alignment with Division strategic plan.
Analyze technology, resource needs, and customer requirements of NPI projects; plan and assess their feasibility, and assign and manage resources appropriately to deliver on-time and on-budget performance.
Insure repeatability and reliability during the development of projects in a complex manufacturing environment.
Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
Works with Production, Planning, Purchasing, Customer Service, Quality and other groups as necessary to ensure on-time delivery and quality for Engineering Group deliverables (Bills of Material, Manufacturing Instructions, Engineering Change documentation, etc.).
Ensure that the engineering department goals and processes are in agreement with all Division goals and other company departments.
Define, and refine group metrics to effectively monitor performance to Division goals and Key Performance Indicators.
Recruit employees; assign, direct, and evaluate their work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
Create and manage the expense budget for the engineering department

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Requires Engineering degree and appropriate experience to manage a multi-functional Engineering department. Requires strong understanding of manufacturing processes, including NPI and Continuous Improvement. Specific experience related to product development and design process oversight desired. Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills necessary for effective interaction with high level customers and key individuals throughout the organization. Requires strong understanding of MRP/ERP and related manufacturing data systems, data analysis, and reporting. Strong project management experience and meeting management skills, supported by effective verbal and written communication abilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to spend part of work day in production areas, standing, walking and communicating. Must be able to read and understand customer documents, quality standards, work instructions, and to verbally communicate with others.
 
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