Industrial Engineer

JOB TITLE: Industrial Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Manufacturing

REPORTS TO: President

Responsible for the effective and efficient operations of assigned manufacturing plant, to include engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, materials, planning, production, quality, etc. Ensures plant performance meets goals and provides for the right skills mix and production processes to meet or exceed internal and external customer requirements and specifications.

Establish and maintain competitive production facility, a motivated workforce and a safe and healthy work environment with flexibility and minimum cost. Directs the indirect labor, direct labor, fixed and variable cost reduction programs, establishes and communicates specific objectives and goals for each subordinate unit; maintains a skilled and motivated workforce to meet the current and future needs of the plant. Works with plant management teams to plan, develop and control operations, budgets and resources to ensure the most cost effective production of high quality products for delivery to customers.

Proactively reviews and interprets plant performance against operating plans and standards; provides information and reports to subordinates on interpretation of results; recommends, solicits feedback for and approves changes in plans to address deficiencies and plan deviations to ensure plant goals and objectives are accomplished; presents reports on plant and project performance, changes, scope variations, and other related matters to senior management.

Assures the availability of material to meet manufacturing plans consistent with customer needs, inventory restraints and profit requirements by managing the materials function including purchasing, inventory control and planning. Directs all logistics function from inbound freight, receiving, warehousing, line stock, project inventory, work in progress, stock in progress, work order management through outbound freight, etc. for all functional areas.

Actively participates on Division short- and long-term strategic planning meetings and projects addressing issues related to labor, manufacturing process and material requirements based on forecasts of product demand, technology changes, and changes in productivity, supplier capacity, industry trends, performance measures, goals and results, etc. Leads or actively participates on plant projects, this includes but is not limited to: developing project plans, directing and coordinating activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters; managing all aspects of requirements, design, development, implementation and testing of assigned projects.

Proactively seeks ways to apply technology to business processes, researching and providing information on technical trends and competitors’ practices; stays abreast of industry trends, technology changes and “best practices”, proactively identifying opportunities to enhance production technology, process flows, operating and tactical plans to improve efficiency, product quality and manage cost.

Performs other duties as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering (Graduate degree preferred) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential function of the job. 10+years of progressively responsible job specific experience that includes:

Experience working in a manufacturing environment overseeing multiple production functions simultaneously.

Eight plus years in a leadership/management role in an environment of comparable size and diversity. Strategic planning and analysis and management consulting with strong emphasis on relationship management. Resource management to meet goals and objectives. Business process re-engineering or process improvement experience, utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change and to develop efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems. Project management experience that involves organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from vision through implementation, with diverse stakeholders such as internal personnel, contractors, and vendors.

Proficient using a PC and other department specific databases and/or systems.

Working knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices and procedures as it relates to employee relations, hiring, terminations, benefit and compensation plans and administrative guidelines.

Demonstrated experience and understanding of product development life cycle, dynamics of manufacturing environments, operational and tactical plans and processes and techniques.

In-depth understanding of and advocates for OSHA and other Health, Safety and Environmental regulatory guidelines, practices and reporting requirements that are safe, efficient and effective in the work environment.

Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan, implement and control expenditure while maintaining and improving quality standards.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively interact with Senior Management; internal and external customers, vendors and the general public; ability to communicate with others in an antagonistic situation using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards.

Ability to present and explain information in a way that establishes rapport persuades others, and gains understanding.

Ability and willingness to accept responsibility to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions, including the persistence and willingness to take calculated risks and sell new ideas.

Ability to achieve results through team efforts, to persuade, lead, counsel and coach a diverse work group.

Ability to act as a managerial advisor on professional and technical issues with a goal of reaching strategic decisions. Ability to manage conflicting demands for resources through negotiation.

Organizational ability to redirect skills to support new technologies while maintaining current commitments; ability to perform in a high pressure environment and/or crisis situation and render good decisions to resolve problems, maintain safety and ensure adherence to Corporate Code of Conduct. Consistently proven ability to manage/implement projects and contribute to concept development.

Ability to make independent decisions regarding the following areas of responsibility: Referral and or correction of critical issues; coordinating QC standards with staff; QC training of personnel from equipment to production assembly; communications to assure the continuous, smooth operation of the production floor.

Must be successful at multi-tasking while remaining professional and courteous in a fast paced environment.

Competency and Working Practice in the following Subjects
• Supply Chain Management
• Standardized Supplier Assessment Team Leader
• Enterprise Concepts & Fundamentals
• Design for Manufacturability
• Designing Products and Processes
• Six Sigma
• Change Management
• Project Planning & Scheduling
• Team Building & Mentoring
• Management Systems Design & Development
• Manufacturing Operations & Process Reengineering
• Budget Planning & Administration
• Internal Auditing
• Mechanical Engineering

General Operations
• Material Receiving
• Roll Forming
• Custom Fabricated Metal Parts
• Plastics (EPS) Injection Molding
• Assembly Operations
• Large Item Shipments
• Quality Control Operations
• Time Studies

Additional Information
Posted: August 9, 2013
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Manufacturing
Industries: Cold Formed Steel Framing
Supervisory Experience Required: Yes

Shift: Days (First) Duration: Regular
Workweek: Full Time – 30 hours or more per week
Language: English; Fluency – Excellent (Read, Write Speak)

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