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Engineering Manager

January 10 2020
Industries Retail
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Engineering, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial
North York, ON
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Job Description

We are seeking a high energy, hands-on Manager of Manufacturing Engineering to deliver a comprehensive maintenance systems program, lead manufacturing engineering projects, and set priorities across the site for new processes, equipment, and materials.

Summary: Provides organizational and technical leadership to the site Manufacturing Engineering Organization. Plans, organizes and directs the development of processes, tools and new and existing products. Establishes implements and supports manufacturing processes and equipment from concept development through implementation to ensure the success and longevity of production process. Directs and oversees the site machine and equipment maintenance department.

  • Manage, develop and mentor Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Lead and cultivate a continuous improvement culture within the engineering and maintenance teams.
  • Plans, organizes and directs technical work concerning new or existing products and/or processes.
  • Oversees and directs new products implementation.
  • Supports customer timing and quality in launching new products as it relates to equipment, tools, and process.
  • Oversees and maintains all processes presently in production.
  • Supports various corporate initiatives such as Level, LEED, ISO and Smart certifications.
  • Researches, recommends or implements strategic changes on present products, processes, or equipment to improve process capability and performance and over-all cost improvement.
  • Participates in process, product, and equipment cost analysis.
Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Toyota Production a plus
  • Experience in a lean environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of change dynamics
  • System Thinking
  • Team player working with leadership in all areas
  • Ability to prioritize goals
  • Demonstrated leadership in previous positions
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver key metrics & manage capital budgets
  • Comfortable working in a shop floor environment
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001/9001 a plus
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must be flexible to travel as needed
Required Experience

Industry Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience managing Engineering function in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering.
  • P.eng is an asset.

Technical Experience: Experience in continuous improvement activities will be required. This includes using tools such as kaizen events, mistake proofing, establishing standard work practices, problem solving, pull systems, 5S, setup reduction, TPM, etc.

We are an Equal Employment opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal or provincial law.

Job Location
North York, Ontario, Canada
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