Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Adecco Direct Placement is recruiting on behalf of our client in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area for the position of Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Qualified candidates for this opportunity must have a four year engineering degree (Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical), at least 4 years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer in a regulated industry, as well as at least 2 years of Manufacturing Engineer supervisory experience that encompasses project management. Our client is offering a great starting salary + comprehensive benefits, a strong relocation package for qualified candidates outside of the area, and a wonderful company culture! Please see additional duties and responsibilities below:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Learn and understand all company products, systems and Manufacturing operations in all facilities.
Provide technical expertise for manufacturability, product cost, workflow, quality & safety. Apply fundamental Lean principles and tools including waste elimination, daily management, problem solving, 5S, visual management, standard work, and value stream mapping.Evaluate and resolve causes of manufacturing yield and quality problems.
Leads and motivates Manufacturing Engineering team whose primary responsibility is to define, implement, and improve complete manufacturing processes. Consult, coach, develop and train team members to excel in continuous improvement tools.
Arrange manufacturing engineering support to other departments as required.
Work with Marketing, Packaging Engineers, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Product Development to develop and launch New Products.
Provide tactical support and project management for resource leveling of the Manufacturing Engineering team.
Support and assist Engineering/R&D new product development/implementation projects.
Assure that procedures and work instructions are correct, efficient and applicable.

Maintain team project status and visibility; ensure open communication, flow defect tracking, and project scope.
Serve as liaison between personnel on projects and the engineering department.

Work with all departments and employees to coordinate improvement activities and encourage process ownership.

Devise and establish new solutions to existing manufacturing problems
Perform research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, and production equipment
Identify, and lead continuous improvement processes and projects with a focus on improving safety, quality, productivity, cost reduction and employee engagement.
Develop standards for each work center through time studies measuring Utilization and Efficiency.
Justify equipment purchases and capital investments to management with rationale and supporting data.
Perform other assigned duties as may be required in meeting company objectives
Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment.

Manage, lead and execute Lean, continuous improvement, work cell and equipment design that optimizes floor space plus other special projects.
Lead cross functional teams to drive projects from conception to completion.
Identify and prepare business cases for Capital Investments
Prepare key performance indicators (KPI's) and continuous improvement projects.
Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of material handling, manufacturing equipment and processes, automated packaging and manual work centers.
Knowledge of common manufacturing processes packaging and assembly line production.
Ability to exercise Lean Manufacturing tools, such as SPC utilization, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, KPI's and Kanban.
Demonstrated project management in a fast-paced environment with ability to re-prioritize as needed.
Ability to act independently and make independent decision when needed.
Strong sense of urgency.
Ability to solve engineering problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization may exist.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferably Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical.
Minimum of 2-4 years' experience as a Manufacturing Engineer in regulated industry.
Minimum of 1-2 years' experience in a functional supervisory role utilizing project management.

Minimum of 5 years' experience in a cGMP facility, including experience with Continuous Improvement and Project Management. Strong problem solving and applied statistics skills are required. Experience with FDA/FSMA processes and procedures including implementation and audits.
Technical expertise & application experience in manufacturing-based applications. Experienced in root cause analysis techniques and failure mode and effect analysis.
Certification in Lean manufacturing
Six Sigma certification ' green/black belt
Expert in CAD / SPC / Gantt Charts
ERP experience is a plus, preferably design, testing, and implementation related to manufacturing processes
Self-motivated worker with the ability to identify priorities and work independently.

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a Microsoft Word or PDF copy of their resume to for immediate consideration.

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