Flawlessly develop, specify, qualify, and launch new automation equipment.
Lead sharing of best practices through Bill of Process (BOP) documentation and implementation of new technologies/processes including, but not limited to: equipment design, process parameters specification, preferred vendor selection, equipment standards list (Allen Bradley vs Siemens), lean principles in design lists (lubrication on outside vs inside), etc.
Identify and develop process experts for core technologies: laser welding, small parts feeding, printing, molding, extrusion, etc.
Enhance stage gate process to include key milestones for automation engineering: key steps and sign off from process experts and Automation Engineering Manager
Develop standard acceptance criteria for new automation equipment including MQ1, MQ2, QAP, & R@R. (Length of runs, FPY, Utilization%, Labor, Scrap, Cycle time, etc.)
Develop manufacturing system design strategy for new automation projects (material flow (delivery & storage), containerization strategy, process flow, takt time, poka yoke matrix, operator / machine balance chart, standard work documents, PM plan, spare parts list)
Develop system to review product designs prior to release to include Design for Manufacturability (DFM) to build in lowest life cycle cost and lessons learned into new products.
Develop Manufacturing Engineering competencies within Rain Bird Corp. focusing on capability development, mentoring, career development, and aligning the manufacturing organization to address strategic plan challenges.
Collaborate with Project Mgmt, SBU Engineering and Operations to launch new equipment.
Work as a team player with other functional departments and plants within the organization.
BS in Engineering.
Previous experience as a Manager.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical skills.
Five years of experience in engineering management, including demonstrated knowledge of new equipment launches and lean manufacturing principles.
History of increasing responsibilities with proven track record of achieving excellent results.
Graduate degree in a technical discipline.
6 Sigma Black Belt certification.
Experience in a seasonal business and high volume manufacturing.