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Technical Manager- is an integral to the overall development and success of their workplaces. Manage & Lead the Technical Side of the Operation. This Includes all Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Industrial) as well as Technical Support Functions (e.g. Maintenance, Tooling, Special Projects, etc.). This also includes but not limited to Current Production, Product Launch, Process Launch, and Technical Strategy. Responsible for technical related continuous improvement and all Engineering KPI’s listed in the Manufacturing excellence glide path. (Cycle times, PM’s, scrap, quality, material cost reduction, regrind implementation, etc.)Participate in the creation of the Operational Plan and will have specific areas of accountability in its execution.Responsible for reporting personnel evaluations; accessing effectiveness of technical abilities, team working skills, leadership potential while providing career guidance/ Smart Goals in-line with Operational Plans (Cost Reduction Goals, Quality-Delivery-Cost of Launch Performance, Safety, On-time Evals)Reviews, mentors and establishes contingencies / justifications for: CAR's, Capital Budget Expenditures, Personnel/Salary plans.Provides input for Business Operating System changes while; maintaining an active involvement in the auditing processModels an appropriate leadership behaviour (I.e.: Mentoring/Coaching through groups or 1 on 1's, influential within supporting groups and operations, walks their (well planned) talk, accepts and encourages diversity in skills / culture, maintains accountability consistently. Can effectively develop personnel in technical execution, planning and decision making which can impact the business financials.Follows established action plans for processes out of rangeSpecifies project management and buy off of new equipment Work with tool shops for all tool repair and maintenanceMaintains documentation closely following necessary timeliness on specific projectsEnforce safety rules daily. Noncompliance of safety rules requires support with HR on disciplinary action and/or termination.Actively intervene to correct recognized unsafe actions and conditions.Conduct daily observations of PPE use and safe work practices adherence and coach employees as needed.Ensure that all accidents including first aid are reported.Build credibility through continuous demonstration of safety as a value through their personal actionsAbility to complete employee development plans, organize, communicate, and motivate employees. Must be able to prioritize own work -day scheduleSchedules, coordinates and directs all necessary maintenance and construction work. Makes preliminary, intermediate and final inspection of maintenance and construction work to insure proper workmanship, materials and conformance to work methods and safety regulationsA technical manager meets with his senior management regularly and gives them his monthly budgets and project status. He may also meet with his counterparts, technical partners and customer.He conducts regular meetings with his teams, whether as a whole or through one-on-one discussions. They provide each team member an objective or goal that they will monitor progress or status on throughout the year. They then conducts performance reviews of team members and gives them feedback, as well as makes promotion recommendations or salary increases if and when applicable. The technical manager also posts job openings, conducts interviews and hires and fires employeesThis job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department and/or facility.Manages and leads technical team including: IE, PE, ME, tooling and maintenance teams
Bachelor's Degree in Plastics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience. Seven to ten years of experience in injection molding process engineering. Six Sigma Green or Black Belt, preferredAnalytical problem-solving skillsExceptional understanding of injection molding processesExceptional understanding of mold change requirements; experience performing mold changes and the use of SMED methodsExtensive hands on experience with injection molding equipment, robotics, and auxiliary equipmentProven mechanical aptitude for problem solvingProven process and tolling engineering excellence in the automotive industryApply online now