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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Job Number:  10268
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma USA Group Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Detroit, MI, US, 48212

Magna

 

 

 

Job Number: 10268 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Cosma USA Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Detroit 

 

 

 

Group Description

 

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

 

 

Role Summary

The Engineering Manager is responsible for the program management of new launch initiatives; project management of existing equipment/machinery/process changes/improvements; setting project priorities; capital budget planning and spending; developing and meeting departmental and project budgets; employee relations; continuous improvement related to manufacturing/equipment/process functions; development of engineering staff; selection of contractors; and ensures compliance to customer/legislated requirements.  The Engineering Manager sets short and long term vision for projects and equipment. The Manager directly or indirectly oversees the functions of approximately 10 persons as well as contracted personnel. This position is for a new greenfield facility in southeast Michigan.

Key Responsibilities

• Degree in Engineering (or Engineering Technology Diploma may be considered) and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in an engineering capacity and 5 – 8 years of experience in a managerial role.
• Minimum of five (5) years of program management experience required (or significant project management experience or leadership/management experience may be considered), a certificate or diploma in Project Management is preferred.
• Strong understanding of assembly processes, APQP, PDP (CPMP), PPAP, GD&T, ergonomics, engineering practices, production experience, and other automotive related activities.
• Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following:  Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen 
• Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, financial, and time management skills.
• Skill gained with experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role with proven leadership practices.
• Must possess human relations skills and maturity of judgement
• Computer proficiency including; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) and literacy in CAD.

Support business development quoting activities in line with the Divisions Business Plan.
• Frequently searches customer web sites or other sources of information to receive and communicate customer requirements to department managers or designate for review.
• Processes and costs new jobs/engineering changes, through the quotation process including tooling/equipment costs.
• Orders supplies and deals with all sales personnel and subcontractors relating to department/plant activities
• Responsible for outsourcing and follow-up of new and existing jobs.
• Applies World-Class Manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement to the engineering functions including Engineering Change Notices (ECN).
• Maintains good working relationships with Cosma sales representatives and customer buyers.
• Participates in the development of the Company Goals and Objectives to support the annual Business Plan.
• Develops department action plan and leads their team to achieve strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives in alignment with the Company’s Vision and Guiding Principles.
• Prepares and supports the budget planning process and takes responsibility to meet the financial targets.
• Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery.
• Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve quality/productivity/cost to their area of responsibility.
• Makes decisions in the scope of their responsibilities that are in the best interest of the department, Division and Cosma/Magna.

Key Responsibilities (Continued)


• The Manager reports directly to the General Manager/Assistant General Manager and is responsible to provide communication and reporting of their Department progress/results in achieving divisional goals; and the regular operation of the department.
• Ensures confidentiality in all matters pertaining to both business and employee relations.
• Provides guidance and support to their department/team.
• Conducts monthly department meetings to communicate Safety, People, Quality, and Production information and to promote involvement in issues affecting employees or their work areas.
• Participates in manpower requirements planning, overtime scheduling, and assists with capacity planning to meet future objectives.
• Directs and distributes the work for their area of responsibility.
• Completes Payroll activities for employees.
• Ensures fairness to direct reports, and encourages and participates in the Open Door Resolution Process for employee relation issues
• Performance Management - Observe, understand, teach, coach and mentor direct reports for enhancement of knowledge, skills and succession planning.
• Effectively builds and fosters high performing teams by ensuring teamwork within the department.
• Conducts and/or ensures that all Supervisors/Lead hands Investigate all non-conformance to Company polices/procedures/rules/regulations and apply the applicable corrective action. i.e. coaching, counselling and feedback documentation, discipline, performance management, etc.
• Conducts performance reviews informally or formally as required and ensures performance reviews are completed for all employees.
• Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as required.
• Develops and maintains peer relationships.
• Managers ensure Supervisors/Lead hands follow the Accident/Incident Investigation Procedure.
• Ensures subcontractors are performing work safely while in their work areas/zones when applicable.
• Works cooperatively with HR Health & Wellness to return employees (STD/Workers Compensation) to work under the Return-to-Work program and ensures the leaders within their area of responsibility monitor employees to ensure they work within their R-T-W plan.
• Continuously develops their leadership skills.
• Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.
• Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback/information, whether it is positive or constructive.
• Supports and models the Divisions operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, Leader Guideline Booklet, Magna Employee’s Charter, and the Magna Corporate Constitution.
• Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (e.g.. TS16949, ISO14001).
• Required to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the OSHA.   Follows and ensures the Company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout their assigned area.  Ensures all Supervisors/Lead hands are adhering to all the above and problem-solving issues that arise in the area of safety and ergonomics.
• Implements 5S principles and in still’s pride in their team to keep their work area clean and tidy.
• Other duties as required.

 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Degree in Engineering (or Engineering Technology Diploma may be considered) and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in an engineering capacity and 5 – 8 years of experience in a managerial role.
• Minimum of five (5) years of program management experience required (or significant project management experience or leadership/management experience may be considered), a certificate or diploma in Project Management is preferred.
• Strong understanding of assembly processes, APQP, PDP (CPMP), PPAP, GD&T, ergonomics, engineering practices, production experience, and other automotive related activities.
• Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following:  Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen 
• Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, financial, and time management skills.
• Skill gained with experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role with proven leadership practices.
• Must possess human relations skills and maturity of judgement
• Computer proficiency including; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) and literacy in CAD.

Additional Information

Under the general direction of the GM/AGM, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager works independently and confers regularly with division, customer, and supplier staff specialists.  Some travel may be required.  The incumbent requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and adherence to confidentiality of information.  The  Manufacturing Engineering Manager works in an office environment but may be exposed to some elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant.  Must have a valid driver’s license and passport.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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