Engineering Manager

Dallas, Texas, United States

Posted on 05/10/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Automotive


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


We have a great opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager for a Tier 1 & 2 automotive part manufacturing client located just outside Dallas, TX.  The 42 year old national company has a strong reputation in the aftermarket. We are looking for a leader to effectively organize and manage all plant engineering elements of the plant facility.  If you are looking for an opportunity to lead and mentor a great team to improve quality, expand market share and build strong relationships then this is your ticket.

Company relocation is provided to a family friendly area of Texas on the outskirts of Dallas, with a Cost of Living that is 11% below the US average.  Suburban living with quick big city access at it's best!  On the cultural side of things, the area provides a rich selection of entertainment, sports and recreation that are close by!    Company benefits include Medical with PPO / HSA Options, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short term / Long term Disability, and a 401k match





  • Manage, support and improve the following key function/processes owned by the engineering group.
  • Lead the engineering effort to translate customer requirements from the initial quote stage through qualification and implementation of robust production processes.
  • Direct the activities of the Manufacturing project Engineers responsible for developing, scheduling and coordinating all elements of manufacturing finishing and inspection plans.
  • Facilitate the development, documentation, implementation, control, and improvement of production processes.
  • Drive Lean continuous improvement mind-set and projects to reduce costs by applying methodologies to balance effectively asset and labor leverage.
  • Develop cost estimates for new and existing processes(i.e. machining, finishing, blasting, trimming, packaging, etc.) to support Sales department regarding customer RFQ business opportunities.
  • Lead and direct the activities of the tooling/Fixture / Equipment design, acquisition, repair, refurbishment and day-to-day technical Process Improvements.
  • Lead implementation and application of a robust (multiple-phased AIAG process) Program
  • Lead the cost reduction program including technical problem solving.
  • Recommend and drive the acquisition of new equipment or modifications to meet the process and production need of the business.
  • Develop and utilize performance metrics for all areas of direct responsibility
  • Plan for manufacturing growth as dictated by the growth of our business.
  • Communicate with customers when necessary to manage expectations, resolve problems, and obtain feedback.
  • Conduct shop floor problem analysis; propose solutions, simulations, and execute.
  • Launching landed projects through APQP process
  • Developing manufacturing flows and processes in conjunction with newly landed business.
  • Engineer Poka-Yoke error proofing into fixturing and gages
  • Engineer processes that are operator “Hands Free”
  • Auditing and monitoring existing processes/output/waste in relation to cost reduction and maintaining BOM/ROUTERS
  • Identifying and developing improvements for all operational functions
  • Work closely with raw materials suppliers to ensure costs are competitive, correct yields realized and new materials are reviewed for compatibility.
  • Work closely with and in support of the quality, manufacturing, and materials/planning groups
  • Communicate directly with customers




  • BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial engineering.
  • 8+years’ experience in manufacturing engineering
  • Previous management experience in manufacturing / assembly operations
  • Hands-on work experience utilizing APQP and working with TS16949.
  • Able to build costs estimates for manufacturing processes including robotic or cellular manufacturing concepts.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and prints
  • Skilled with manufacturing techniques and process development.
  • Program Launch and systems application knowledge necessary to achieve product and process stability and reliability robustness.
  • Skilled using Six Sigma tools to manage variation and Lean methodologies for operations excellence