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Technical Services Leader

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

Job Description:

The Technical Services Manager will manage a set of diversified responsibilities in the Operations Technical Services organization, which include Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, Tooling, and Facilities. The role provides technical leadership for all facets of the manufacturing operations from incoming material to processing through manufacturing to shipment and all aspects in between. Responsible for significant leadership in defining the pathway to the ideal future state of operations working towards Industry 4.0 manufacturing capabilities. This role involves both strategic and tactical responsibilities that drive business results aligned with our business strategy.


  • Provide technical stewardship and assume the role of the site SME on all aspects of manufacturing systems and processes with Lean manufacturing principles at the core of how we think
  • Assume the role of the Process owner for all products manufactured at the site
  • Drive implementation of operational objectives by deploying resources appropriately to meet schedules, budgets, and overall project deliverables
  • Define the ideal future state for the visual factory and technology required to create this ideal future state
  • Lead implementation of pervasive use of Kaizen, 8D, Lean Six Sigma and other common continuous improvement methodologies aligned with a lean high performing manufacturing operation
  • Assess technical challenges, provide clear strategies for remediation and lead project teams to implement remediation activities
  • Provide clear direction to the teams on requirements to meet expectations of all stakeholders
  • Ability to interact from shop floor to Senior Management levels within the organization
  • Ability to manage individual and work team's performance to against work plan objectives to drive a high-performance mindset
  • Exhibit excellent communication, team building and time management skills to meet the expectations of the stakeholders


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Expertise in all aspects of high-volume precision manufacturing, assembly and test is a must. Experience with valve manufacturing is a plus
  • Strong track record of ability to lead large cross-functional teams to meet business objectives
  • Expertise in Lean Manufacturing Principles, Six Sigma, Visual Factory, End-to-End Materials Flows
  • Expertise in the development and deployment of 8D, PFMEA, DFM&A, APQP, ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001
  • Expertise in design, development, and deployment of automated mfg & assembly processes
  • Strong capabilities to support capacity analysis through analytics
  • Strong analytical skills to bring clarity of understanding issues and to bring resolution to common manufacturing problems
  • Robust verbal and written communications skills that align with our Core Values
  • Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, Solidworks, CATIA and various CNC machine programming & robotics languages
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in collaborating and influencing cross-functional groups
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in engineering or sciences required; MS preferred
  • Minimum of 10+ years technical operations leadership
  • Demonstrated hands-on expertise in Lean Mfg principles, Six Sigma and Kaizen Continuous Improvement Leadership

Keywords: Sun Hydraulics Corp., Sarasota , Technical Services Leader, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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