Engineering Manager – Wytheville, VA

  • Fast paced manufacturing environment to include assembly, machining, plating, material handling, team leading
  • Manufacturer of steering and suspension components to the automotive industry
  • 15 Years in Wytheville – part of a Global company with over 100 years of experience
  • Stable and growing customer base
  • Extremely clean manufacturing facility
  • Excellent medical and dental benefits – low cost to employees – benefits are effective the first of the month after the month hired – additional tobacco free discount
  • Patient Advocacy
  • STD/LTD Insurance at no cost to employee
  • 401(k) contribution with company match
  • Life insurance at two times annual salary at no cost to employee
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year – eligible at hire
  • Vacation eligible during your first year
  • Sick Time
  • Parental Leave
  • Clothing allowance including safety shoes and safety glasses
  • Quarterly incentive bonus
  • Quarterly appreciation luncheon
  • Must have a solid work ethic and the ability to work in a repetitive, fast-paced environment

SUMMARY

The ideal candidate will direct and coordinate activities of the engineering department, develop cost effective production improvements, provide engineering support to the production operation, and prepare for new model starts. This position will directly supervise salaried Manufacturing Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyzes, evaluates and presents information concerning factors such as production capabilities, manufacturing problems, and development of new products for consideration by other members of the management team.
  • Suggests and debates alternative methods and procedures in solving problems.
  • Cooperates with other management personnel in formulating company policies, operating procedures and goals.
  • Develops initial and subsequent modifications of Engineering programs to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements and operational procedures within the program.
  • Evaluates contents of reports from Engineering department and confers with management personnel.
  • Conducts management meetings with Engineering department to establish, delineate and review program organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.
  • Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.
  • Confers with engineers about quality assurance of products to rectify problems.
  • Reviews technical publications, articles and abstracts to stay abreast of technical developments in industry.
  • Oversees and coordinates daily Morning Market Meeting with all engineers, production team, and maintenance. Follows-up to ensure that all issues are resolved on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for the Supplies, Repairs and Tooling costs as related to the manufacturing processes.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 10-15 years of manufacturing experience

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees
  • Planning, assigning and directing work
  • Appraising Performance
  • Rewarding and Disciplining employees
  • Addressing Complaints and resolving problems

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Must be Authorized to work in the US and willing to Relocate to Wytheville VA at your own expense.

To apply, send resume to Rena.Cater@somicamerica.com

 

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