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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Company: North American Stamping Group
Location: Muncie
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

"An Equal Opportunity Employer" It is the policy of North American Stamping Group to provide employment, training, promotion, and other conditions of Employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or status as a qualified individual with a disability or other status protected by law.

Come grow with us---North American Stamping is expanding and looking to hire. We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join our team in Muncie, Indiana! North American Stamping Group is a privately held company founded in 1978. We continue to explore the most innovative processes and technologies to stay on the leading edge of the automotive industry. Our strategic locations within North America allows us the manufacturing footprint to cover you in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NASG is an industry leader in the manufacturing of stampings and automated assemblies. A Tier II supplier of components, systems and aftermarket products for the automotive industry with a core business market consisting of seating, ride control, exhaust components, heat shields, noise, vibration and harness (NVH), chassis and structural and window regulators.

Your success is our success--- Our sales have grown annually at a compounded rate of 18.0% for the last eight years, tripling our business, while making us one of the largest leading Tier II automotive stamping and assembly suppliers.

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager reports to the Operations Manager or designate. This position is to organize, supervise and manage new manufacturing processes and projects. To ensure our customers are afforded world class technology and processes. Ensure existing tooling and welding processes are performing to expected levels. Lead engineering department functions for manufacturing and assembly processes at assigned facility. Functions will include buildings, construction, new equipment (all), equipment maintenance, and assist with the establishment and setup of assembly, manufacturing, stamping, and/or welding processes. Leads departmental staff in all new product launch activities to meet customer and company milestones including budget, quality, and performance. Improves the efficiencies of the plant production facility and equipment layouts. This position could have up to 4 direct reports.

What you get in return ---The most competitive pay in the industry based upon your skill level, along with a full benefits package.

We are unable to provide Visa Sponsorship to Work in the United States.


  • Collaborates with operations to ensure successful launches of new and takeover product.
  • Develops and implements process and production preparation plans for new manufacturing or assembly components.
  • Establishes assembly instructions/visual aids to guide production team relating to specifications/processes.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of work instructions, preventative maintenance instructions, in compliance with IATF16949 requirements for all processes and equipment.
  • Sets up automation processes, train manufacturing staff, and hand over completed process to manufacturing teams.
  • Supports manufacturing engineering, program management, and new product launch meetings (e.g., design reviews, project status reports, key measure reports, handover, etc.).
  • Understands and analyzes production preparation issues in a timely manner to allow for countermeasures.
  • Communicates project status to other departments and NASG shared services group.
  • Manages suppliers in the design, construction, and installation of new tools and equipment.
  • Improves existing or develop new manufacturing or assembly equipment.
  • Actively contributes to machine design from the manufacturing/assembly engineer's perspective and liaise with other engineers in the team during the design and manufacturing process to ensure that the manufacturing/assembly process requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensures new equipment installations meet safety by design standards or codes including validating safety checks (e.g., Pre-Health & Safety Reviews) are completed.
  • Oversees maintenance activities on all manufacturing equipment, processes, building and utility systems to provide a reliable production platform.
  • Develops predictive and preventive maintenance programs in conjunction with shared services Manufacturing Engineering to ensure operability of all plant production equipment and facilities.
  • Conducts root cause analysis and problem-solving methods.
  • Assists in FMEAs pre-production planning and initial samples.
  • Leads associates in problem solving regarding production, customer, and supplier concerns.
  • Manages and directs assigned staff with a focus on equipment, processes, human resource allocation, cost management, setting priorities, and leading through problem identification and resolution.
  • Develops and maintains positive associate relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.
  • Provides direction and motivation to associates emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, safety and health, and morale.
  • Ensures further development of associates through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, coaching, and cascade training.
  • Updates associate training matrix and schedule any needed training.
  • Develops and maintains departmental capital budgets.Experience Requirements:
    • At least five years of metal stamping experience or related experience
    • At least seven years of Manufacturing Engineering experience in an automotive facility.
    • Process design, improvement and or verification experience
    • Five years of experience with welding processes in a manufacturing setting.Personal/Technical Skills:
      • Proficient with CAD software preferred.
      • Knowledgeable of OSHA general industry and press related standards.
      • Electrical controls/ systems knowledge.
      • P.M. systems and methodology.
      • Strong understanding for elimination of manufacturing waste.
      • Understanding of APQP requirements
      • Ensure safety, process capability, efficiency and standardization across NASG facilities through NASG machine standards and designs.
      • Troubleshoot problems at production equipment
      • Assist in upgrade of preventive maintenance program
      • Responsible for development of departmental capital plan and completion of divisional capital plan per budget
      • Ensure the company is on the leading edge in equipment and process
      • Focus over the next few years will be set-up reduction, welding, clutch, brake and feeder dependability
      • Responsible for facility's condition and maintenance
      • Work with production and quality assurance to ensure good, quality parts
      • Assist in FMEA's pre-production planning and initial samples
      • Assist in training of plant personnel
      • Responsible for future plant expansion
      • Responsible for on-going plant layout improvements
      • Assist in insuring a safe work environment
      • Assistance in preparation of strategic plan and budget
      • Participate in Associate involvement teams
      • Upgrade self with training as required for job responsibilities
      • Responsible for improving the ability and technology of the welding department to include Mig welding
      • Must be able to travel to other plants in U.S., Canada and Mexico
      • Participate in Problem solving and 8-D activities to ensure quality product to our customers
      • Regular review of downtime and plan for improvement
      • Ensure the manufacturing processes are constantly evolving with technological advancements.Education Requirements:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
        • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.Language Skills:
          • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language (English) used in the workplace.Computer/Software:
            • Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Internet, etc.).PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

              The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

              Although the primary job functions involve the ability to sit and work on a computer and in an office situation for extensive periods of time, the associate must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time. The associate is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and talk, see, and hear. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

              While performing the duties of this job, the associate is periodically required to work in the plant environment to manage and support manufacturing operations which includes the regular use of hands to finger, handle, and/or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The associate frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The associate is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The associate must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh up to 50 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level is generally moderate to high.

              North American Stamping Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

              This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

              North American Stamping Group is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Keywords: North American Stamping Group, Muncie , Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Executive , Muncie, Indiana

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