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Engineering Manager

Company: Sun Hydraulics Corp.
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will lead and support the manufacturing engineering team. This role will manage a team of manufacturing engineers and technicians in order to support daily production, process improvement, and identifying the necessary equipment and process to produce quality products. They will analyze and interpret technical data such as engineering drawings, specifications, purchase orders, etc.


  • Provide leadership for the day-to-day direction of the manufacturing engineering team
  • Based on requirements from customer orders, plan sequences of operations for manufacturing, assembly and testing of production products
  • Ensure efficient and effective manufacturing methods are used that are compatible to product requirements such that OEE, Scrap, and Process Yield KPI's are consistently met
  • Effectively champion the Manufacturing Change management process such that changes are properly implemented in a timely manner
  • Specifies, design and/or procures special tooling or equipment required to attain product per customer requirement within budgeted cost and time.
  • Facilitate robust, cost efficient, safe manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with standard methods of work utilizing lean manufacturing principles.
  • Manage departmental and capital budgets.
  • Participate in the Company's Corrective Action and MRB Boards.
  • Assuring product and process quality by designing, proofing and validating manufacturing methods, including assembly, process, inspection and test; establish standard work procedures, process capability and process control.
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Analyze and resolve fabrication and tooling issues to avoid problems.
  • Value engineer existing products and processes to reduce cost, lead time and cycle times.
  • Establish partnerships and relationships with internal customers, stakeholders, peers and direct reports

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Models and supports organization's goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • CAD/CAM software use
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness;
  • Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.
  • Versatility, flexibility and a wiliness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.
  • Passion for data, analysis, trends, reporting and technology. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write clearly and informatively routine reports, correspondence, and designs workflows and procedures. Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Practical application knowledge of Kaizen, 8D, Lean Six Sigma and other common continuous improvement methodologies aligned with a lean high performing manufacturing operation
  • Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 / AS9100 Standards, Statistics and Root Cause Analysis
  • Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, Solidworks, CATIA and other applicable tools.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a technical field
  • Minimum of 7+ years' precision machining or manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 3 + years' supervisory experience

Keywords: Sun Hydraulics Corp., Sarasota , Engineering Manager, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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