Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Modine Manufacturing Company
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Feb 12, 2024
Feb 21, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Manufacturer
Position: Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager Company: Modine Manufacturing Company Job Location(s): Lawrenceburg, TN Start Date: Employment Term: Regular Employment Type: Full Time Starting Salary Range: Not Provided Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Required Experience: 5 to 20+ years Required Security Clearance: None Related Categories: Engineering - General, Management and Supervision, Engineering - Mechanical Position Description Modine Overview: At Modine, we are engineering a cleaner, healthier world. Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 13,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (USA), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Modine, visit . Position Description: Responsible for ensuring that manufacturing processes, equipment, tooling, methods, and systems are in place to produce products that meet both customer and Modine internal requirements. In addition, the Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager ensures that engineering systems and process controls are in place to ensure that: EH&S requirements, risk management objectives, quality requirements, and standard labor costs meet required levels. The Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager reports to the Plant Manager, and as a key staff member is an integral Mentor of ME systems, principles, and practices to the plant ME team. The following functions report to the Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager: Manufacturing/Process Engineering Industrial Engineering Key Responsibilities: Nature and Scope: The Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for:
  • Maintaining a high level of core technology competence within the engineering staff. Support for the production department by providing necessary equipment, tooling, and process troubleshooting as needed. Direction and coordination of product and process launches using APQP procedures and principles. Ensuring that the manufacturing process is established with equipment, tooling, and process controls that can meet customer, risk, and operational targets. Ensuring that the engineering staff is trained and competent to apply effective project management skills. Managing, through direct reports, the implementation of the PM system and the maintenance and repair of the equipment, tooling, and physical plant. Equipment and tooling capacity monitoring and planning is in place. Oversight of all plant related capital expenditure planning and forecasting. Establishing a capital budget and expense budget for management approval. Ensuring that that applicable standard practices are understood and applied. Maintaining metrics on: equipment and tooling capacity utilization, regulatory conformance, launch conformance, process performance, process control, PM performance, and labor standards conformance. The Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager coordinates and communicates with the Director of Manufacturing Engineering regarding:
  • Capital planning and management Capacity planning Key product and process launches/changes Process capability/CF/RC conformance Emerging or ongoing process issues The Plant Manufacturing Engineering Manager supervises departmental interaction with the Product Groups regarding product/process launches, field failures, DV and PV failures, design review/technical feasibility, capacity, capability, capital equipment costs, tooling costs, and labor content. The Engineering Manager interacts with all plant department heads by providing and receiving advice/assistance on topics such as personnel policies, manufacturing, production, or quality issues, etc. Specific Accountabilities Improve/maintain technical competency via the hiring process and PDP process. Ensure equipment and processes within the facility meet all required safety and OSHA requirements for manufacturing facilities. Maintain launch plans and ensure that regular launch meetings with key Plant and/or Racine personnel are scheduled and held. Monitor capacity utilization to ensure OEE conformance and maintain 1 year and 5 year capacity plan. Work closely with production on capacity issues/opportunities. Monitor and ensure that all processes meet capability requirements per standards and prints. Establish and monitor labor standards for accuracy and issues. Coordinate with production on variance issues. Monitor key operational measurables - scrap, FPY, RC's, energy cost - and provide support for PIP and CI. Prepare capital and expense budgets and track conformance. Mentor/Support the ME team members in ME Systems and ensure continuing development and use the ME Tools throughout the plant. Required Qualifications: 5-7 years minimum experience as a Manufacturing Engineer working in a similar industry Launch management - demonstrated experience with structured APQP process project management - history of successful development and management of project plans for product launch in an "automotive similar" environment Capital management - history of planning, development, and management of large capital projects Process control - understanding and application of SPC Experience in metal forming and joining technologies - preferred experience in plant product materials and core joining processing - brazing, welding, etc. Working knowledge of labor standards Quality systems - preferred: TS16949, minimum: QS9000 Supervisory experience - technical and maintenance staff preferred Knowledge and understanding of CI tools and approaches (lean manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, problem solving, Kanban, process mapping, etc) Education Requirements: BSME or BS in related Engineering field required Travel: Less than 5% For California Residents - Privacy Disclosure Modine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Welcomes all Qualified Applicants! EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Modine provides a competitive benefit package, which could include paid vacation, short term disability, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life insurance, flex spending benefits, tuition reimbursement, Health Savings Account and much more. Human Resources will provide more detail upon your hiring.