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Andersen Windows and Doors Engineering Manager II in Des Moines, Iowa

Description Purpose: Assigned plant is large and complex with multiple value streams to support. Primary Responsibilities: * Aligns resources to the strategic goals and objectives of the organization through influence in the planning phases * Lead the continuous product improvement and cost reduction efforts with business partners (i.e. Process and Product Engineering) ensuring that a rigorous process is followed and that all efforts are aligned with Lean manufacturing principles. * Define and communicate performance targets established through policy deployment for safety, quality, customer service, costs and associate satisfaction/development with Performance Engineering team. Hold team accountable to those targets. * Lead the continuous product improvement and cost reduction efforts with business partners (i.e. Process and Product Engineering) ensuring that a rigorous process is followed and that all efforts are aligned with Lean manufacturing principles. * Provide plant level feedback for Policy Deployment targets * Aligns resources to the strategic goals and objectives of the organization through receiving information * Define and communicate performance targets established through policy deployment for safety, quality, customer service, costs and associate satisfaction/development with Performance Engineering team. Hold team accountable to those targets. * Work with business partners to determine appropriate projects to focus on, using available data from design reviews, internal/external fall down figures, etc. as a directional tool. * Lead the testing/analysis effort with business partners to determine root cause of problems. Lead plant level resolution efforts for Supplier and Customer corrective action process. * Interface with Advanced Design, Product Engineering, and other business partners on the design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new product or product revisions * Participate with business partners and customers in the Capital Expenditure and Engineering Change Control process with a focus on building quality assurance into the process. * Continue to build and sustain the role and responsibility model for the Performance Engineering team along with the educational/training model for career development. * Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with plant management and other business partners on the execution of policy deployment and establishing employee involvement programs (Kaizens, etc.) * Work with plant management on keeping performance engineering initiatives first. Promote Lean Manufacturing principles with a focus on creating value and eliminating waste. * Establish an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance. * Deliver performance to budget. Use participative approach in budgeting process. * Ensure alignment of activities and resources within the Performance Engineering team, and ensure cross-organization collaboration and associate involvement where appropriate. * Acquire the appropriate people, technology, equipment and financial resources necessary to meet customer expectations and implement the business improvement plans. * Provide coaching, information, ideas, feedback and encouragement to associates to promote the growth and development of the performance engineering team. * Continued personal growth and development. Support and encourage continuous learning within Performance Engineering team. * Be highly visible to associates and create a safe environment for participation. Promote going to Gemba to solve problems and also promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving. * Interface with materials management/vendors on quality issues that arise from any external/internal source. * Interface with groups responsible for methodologies, i.e. new product development, continuous product improvement, or process improvement * Interface with Maintenance/Operations on any preventative maintenance issues that arise where the operation of machinery interferes with meeting objectives. Direction of Others: * 1 – 2 Engineering team leads * 7 – 10 Engineers/Technicians ## Qualifications Qualifications: * 4 year degree in Engineering, Technology * Strong knowledge of engineering and quality processes and systems * Demonstrates strong knowledge of SPC and process capability * 3 – 5 years of experience in quality, engineering leadership role, or area of technical support * Background in product design or engineering, management and manufacturing preferred * Demonstrated knowledge quality programs and initiatives, SPC and process capability work. * Proven leader Job: Engineering Primary Location: United States-IA-Des Moines Organization: EMCO Enterprises LLC Job Posting: Apr 6, 2021, 9:54:50 AM Unposting Date: Ongoing Req ID: 28237
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