Leads engineering team in developing, implementing, maintaining and improving optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Effectively deploys engineering resources to manage the process of identifying, assessing, developing and implementing improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Assigns, directs, and evaluates engineering team members’ work; oversees the development and maintenance of staff competence. Oversees engineering support for manufacturing launch of new or revised products.
Effective interface with management, production, quality and materials staff.
Collaborate with other staff to conduct cost / benefit analysis and make recommendations accordingly.
Identify needs and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for improving manufacturing methods. Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards.
Analyze technology, process, methods and current capabilities to assess the feasibility of and plan projects.
Coordinate and direct projects, from making detailed plans to delegating and directing through goal accomplishment.
Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating results.
Confer with management, engineers, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
Apply statistical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
Represent manufacturing/engineering on cross-functional teams.
B.S. degree in Engineering required.
Minimum 7 years of experience in leading an engineering team required
Experience in wind blade composite or other composite experience required
Project Management: ability to organize and manage multiple products through manufacturing process.
Ability to work with vendors, customers and employees.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to perform problem analysis and problem resolution.
Ability to be on the factory floor for long periods of time, working across all shifts.
Stamina to work 50+ hours / week to support plant performance.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to set and model high standards of personal integrity.