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Engineering Manager

Hartford, Connecticut
Responsibilities:
 -Direct and monitor the technical activities of assigned Engineers 
-Review and approve manufacturing processes as required 
-Assure that all manufacturing processes and tooling will produce a technical product which meets all customer requirements (quality and delivery) as well as internal goals (ease of manufacture and profitability) 
-Full responsibility for all new products’ technical requirements/issues including concurrent engineering interface with the customer to facilitate design/process changes which lower product cost 
-Conduct process improvements through leading Six Sigma projects, design of experiments, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and design review events to improve manufacturing process efficiency (continuous improvement), reduce cost, improve profitability and reduce product lead/cycle time 
-Research, develop and execute, with the team, the plans required to meet business metric cost requirements to maximize product profitability 
-Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts research as required -Recommends alterations to product development and design (concurrent engineering) to improve quality of products and/or procedures for producibility -Provide the required direction and leadership to the team as necessary in order to create, develop and perfect manufacturing processes which are cost effective and conducive to ease of manufacture 
-Investigate and recommend machine tool and equipment needs to accomplish or improve the required manufacturing process capabilities or capacity 
-Identify related processing and manufacturing problems and identify/initiate corrective actions as required. Provide technical direction and leadership in recommending changes in design, specifications, drawings and procedures that will eliminate manufacturing problems, improve productivity, or reduce scrap/rework related cost and/or lead-time
 -Ensure the timely review of NMR activity is completed 
-Provide technical support to Customer Account Managers to manage the customer interface required for concurrent engineering and product cost, quality and delivery communications -Visit supplier plants as required to assure that the supplier manufacturing process meets or exceeds all company and customer requirements (delivery and quality). Assure that the supplier manufacturing process will produce technical product in the required quantity and in accordance with the product delivery schedule -Oversee and lead product/key characteristic audits as required by our customer 
-Assist in shop floor personnel training as applicable and deemed necessary -Support bid and proposal activities for customer requests for quotes 
-Evaluate, train, coach and when necessary, discipline employees -Must support all EH & S (Environmental, Health & Safety) requirements within the facility and improve ergonomics of associated tooling relative to each process
 -Support the Customer Account Managers through negotiations, review and approval of product contracts 
-Develop and foster a team environment 
-Lead investigations relating to customer quality concerns and product escapes. 
 
 Qualifications: 
-Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related technical field, Masters degree is a plus 
-Minimum 10 years experience in aerospace with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role
 -Must have proficient computer skills in various design programs and Microsoft Office Suite 
-Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 6 sigma, complex technical product knowledge 
-Demonstrated leadership experience -Possess the ability to work well with people in a team environment 
-Demonstrated skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution are required
 -Must have sound judgment, decide upon a course of action and implement swift resolution for closure 
-Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks 
-Exceptional motivation, leadership, and team building skills required
 
Personal Work Attributes:
 ·         Strong team and communication skills a must
 ·         Robust business acumen
 ·         Energetic, willingness to learn
 ·         Candidate must be responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, assertive, and self-motivated
 ·         Candidate must have the ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines on time
 ·         Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
 
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