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Manufacturing Engineering Manager in New Bern, NC at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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JobID: 366854

Johnson Service Group is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer Manager for our industry leading client in New Bern, North Carolina.  This is a direct hire opportunity that comes with bonus and full relocation support.


The Manager, Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for managing the manufacturing engineering group which designs, controls, and improves manufacturing/assembly and quality processes on the plant floor. He/she will also oversee the Senior Quality Engineer/Lab Supervisor

  • Responsibilities
    • Lead the development and implementation of Plant strategy.
    • Define and own the productivity measurement system for the Plant.  Lead gap analysis, identification of focus, and provide forums for continuous improvement and implementation of countermeasures.
    • Achieve manufacturing/assembly equipment operational performance objectives through leadership of technical teams and effective use of engineering and maintenance practices and procedures.
    • Define and own the quality performance metrics and measurement system for the Plant.  Lead gap analysis, identification of focus, and implementation of countermeasures to drive continuous improvement and prevention.
    • Develop and apply the Quality Management Systems and quality principles in all operational processes.
    • Define and own standard work instructions for all operational processes. 
    • Define and own the manufacturing/assembly training program.  This includes development of training material for skills required in all operational processes, training requirements, criteria for certification, and training manufacturing/assembly representatives to be the process trainers for manufacturing/assembly. 
      Receive Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and tooling from the New Products group for new product introductions and own them for the life of the program.  This includes owning the standard work instructions, PFMEA and tooling for new product introductions to existing lines, capacity increases, and changes based on continuous improvement.
    • Maintain PFMEAs as live documents and implement solutions to ensure all PFMEA RPNs are less than 100.  This includes linking manufacturing/assembly and quality feedback to the PFMEA, monitoring RPN levels, documenting countermeasures, and creating associated updates to control plans.
    • Define the Lean roadmap and lead continuous improvement activities based on a mutually agreed upon calendar.  Commit to a fixed number of events with agreed upon results including template reduction, floor space reduction, quality improvements, and safety improvements.  Update standards based on continuous improvement results.
    • Establish design and construction standards, including safety and regulatory compliance, for both internally and externally sourced equipment, tools and fixtures.
    • Own and define layout, marking, cell, equipment, storage, visual factory, safety, and ergonomic standards.
    • Own the process and documentation for safety review and release of manufacturing/assembly equipment.
    • Own the development and execution of functional related CERs. 
    • Own the quoting of new and existing product for manufacturing/assembly.
    • Act as a liaison to corporate Quality, Design, and Global Strategic Development teams.
    • Lead and assist in developing plant safety strategy, culture, programs, and initiatives including associate engagement at all levels and technical compliance for all equipment.  Hold team responsible in achieving Zero by Choice expectations.
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • 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.
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a technical or manufacturing discipline is required.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years in a progressive manufacturing environment, preferably with experience in an environment focused on the design of manual and semi-automated manufacturing/assembly processes.
    • At least five (5) years of leadership experience. 
    • Possess an understanding of OSHA and other relevant standards as they pertain to manufacturing.
    • Possess advanced manufacturing experience, including assembly processes, automated equipment, and Lean methodologies preferred.
    • Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. SAP experience is preferred. 
    • Demonstrated record of increasing responsibility for complex projects and management duties.
    • Proven record of successfully leading technical teams.
    • Effective communication skills required – written and verbal.

Qualified candidates, please submit resumes to Annette Rinslo, Technical Recruiter,  *Client is not able to provide sponsorship for this role*