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Engineering Manager

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South Bend, IN
$90,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Sep 13, 2017
Job ID
Engineering Manager,  Polymer Products

The Engineering Manager will be a key player on a small executive team.  In this role, you will be responsible for all technical aspects of the business including product and tooling design, product enhancements and process improvements, equipment specification, and the tool shop. 

Responsibilities for the Engineering Manager
  • Manage of all key engineering projects.
  • New Product Development, product enhancement, material replacement/substitution.
  • Manage tooling design, tooling redesign, tool assembly and the tool shop; as well as trials and adjustments.
  • Product Enhancements or Improvements in  Materials/Colors/Finishes/Textures
  • Improvement projects related to engineering (improved throughput or improved physical properties, decreased scrap).
  • New or replacement tooling design and manufacturing (both internal and external) and managing the  timeline for tooling construction, tuning, development, testing, and approvals.
  • New Equipment specification and purchasing.
  • The Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing and growing the internal tool shop, its capabilities and staff.
Desired Qualifications for Engineering Manager
  • 4-year Degree in Engineering or closely related technical discipline is required.
  • 5 years of Engineering Management experience, with great team building skills managing an engineering staff (process engineers, design engineers & plant engineers) in the areas of process improvement, product development, print management, plant expansion, new equipment installation (or upgrades),
  • 5+ years of well-rounded experience in polymer products such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding, film or sheet  extrusion, profile extrusion. 
  • Strong processing, equipment, materials, tooling (design and manufacturing) with a preference of prior tool-shop experience in the plastics industry.  
  • Extremely strong project management skills, for equipment projects, tooling projects, plant expansion, process improvement, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and managing process improvement projects.