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Director of Engineering

Company: Jobleads
Location: Gunnison
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Director of Engineering (DOE) is a fundamental and crucial position for ensuring the success and profitability of companyprograms. The DOE role at the companybegins with the proposal process and ends with successful completion of each contract. This position leads both the development and production engineering group, and ensures proper and clear handoff (through the successful readiness reviews) between the groups.Responsibilities:Lead the development engineering department in two, primary roles; support proposals with accurate and timely proposal labor and material estimating and lead on the engineering and planning phase of all new programsDemonstrated strong leadership of the engineering department including the development, implementation and improvements of all manufacturing processes, tooling, controls, automation, and equipment to ensure best in class manufacturing processes are utilized for the companyHold engineering department personnel accountable to specific improvement goals, and to develop and maintain suitable metrics and controls to monitor production efficiencyMaintain cost management of engineering department ensuring all labor, software, travel and other costs are managed at, or below budgets where applicableProvides effective management tools to motivate and ensure full utilization of all engineering personnel and to ensure that all programs are adequately supportedMaintains a high level of competence, job skills and training which drives and supports the distinction between development and production engineering as well as for other functions in the departmentProvide manufacturing insight and project deliverables to new or modified product projects and insure timely transition into manufacturing, with consideration to robust design, cost effectiveness, and ease of manufacturabilityDevelops and leads a disciplined process in readiness reviews on all programs that are to be transition from development to full scale productionManage engineering department resources (personnel, equipment and software) to ensure resources are fully utilized and available to support the company's programsEnsure department compliance with all company policies and proceduresManage effective product designs, when applicable using best in class manufacturing processes and materials that meet customer expectations and ensure the resultant product maximizes profitsEnsure engineering department has adept, trained and skilled workforce by actively assessing department needs and ensuring suitable training and career progression of engineering personnelResponsible for ensuring that production planning and travelers are easily understood, clearly explained to reflect current practices, compliant with company and customer requirements, and are using adequate and effective documentation and result in repeatable and compliant productResponsible for providing adequate engineering support to all production programs, which includes at a minimum ensuring that tooling and processes are highly effective, designing and conducting production trend tracking using key performance indicators (KPIs) for each program that allows proactive management of the tooling and processes as necessary to ensuring the most cost effective and efficient processes are used that result in minimal product scrap and maximum program profitCreating an energizing work environment that supports the company's high performance culture while ensuring an efficient and flexible organizationEnsures that engineering master estimates of labor, materials and product work flows are current and accurately reflected in the company's ERP systemKnowledge, Skills & Requirements:Prefer a Master's degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalentMinimum ten years relevant experience in engineering leadership roles in an aerospace, manufacturing environment with focus on composites preferredExperience with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, breakthrough performance, high volume manufacturing preferredMinimum five years' experience and comprehensive knowledge of developing manufacturing procedures, developing tooling, developing manufacturing processes and a well-rounded cross section of standard aerospace industry materials and process experienceMinimum five years' experience with management of engineering personnel of at least 10 peopleDemonstrated success in driving continuous improvement into production manufacturing processesMinimum of a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification with demonstrated experience in Six Sigma applicationExcellent written and oral communications skills, along with the ability to interface well with all levels of company management, shop floor andStrong attention to detail, organized and self-motivatedAbility to manage multiple duties, set priorities and follow tasks through completionCapable of working in an environment in which demands and priorities change frequentlySuccess Factors:>98% on budget for labor and other department direct and indirect costs>98% on time with all department program responsibilitiesProduction scrap (as measured by overall company revenue loss) 1.0%Demonstration of accurate and current statistical process control on 80% of production programsDemonstrated year-over-year production efficiency improvement of 5% labor reduction on 80% of all production programsAlignment of engineering master to actual labor and BOM 98% accuracy

Keywords: Jobleads, Snowmass , Director of Engineering, Other , Gunnison, Colorado

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