• Impact Business Group
  • $88,330.00 -125,200.00/year*
  • Canton, MI
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 45083 Hanford Rd

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Our client a global automotive manufacturing company, is looking for a Director of Engineering to join their team. This position will be overseeing a handful of plants between WI, West MI and the Detroit area. The position will be based out of the Detroit area but will involve significant travel to the other locations. Therefore, this position could be located in WI or MI.

Position will involve:
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Engineering and Technology will oversee the operation and administration of all engineering activity, ensuring all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes meet established objectives. The Director of Engineering and Technology will utilize best practice engineering methods and provide expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives. Partnering with the Leadership, Sales, and Operations teams, the Director of Engineering and Technology will lead continuous improvement efforts, apply new technologies to increase efficiencies, and meet growth targets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead the engineering teams, setting strategic goals for standardization, managing successful implementations, and guiding continuous improvement initiatives
Provide counsel regarding appropriate course of action for company expansion, operations, consolidation, engineering layouts, equipment selection, ergonomics, technical training, and optimization of resource utilization to improve the companies competitive position
Recommend methods for improving efficiency and reducing waste, such as reorganization of workflow, relocating equipment, and restructuring job duties
Recommend new technologies, process improvements, and new techniques to drive continued reductions in manufacturing costs
Critically review technical and cost proposals to ensure feasibility and implementation of best options
Review and approve design and development of new product applications and conduct internal and customer attended design reviews
Lead and conduct readiness reviews
Oversee the project management process and delivery timelines to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget
Analyze and develop standards, statistical analysis and planning to improve productivity, quality, safety, and service levels
Maintain a high level of customer service and organizational support
Work closely with all organizational cross-functional teams
Special projects as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree in an Engineering related field
10+ years of Tier 1 automotive manufacturing experience
6+ years of experience in a leadership position
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with team members, peers, vendors and customers
Thorough understanding of engineering principles, functions, terminology, software systems, operating systems, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
Proven track record of developing and implementing engineering processes and best practices
Experience with lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement initiatives
Ability to effectively manage change

Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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