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Manager, Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00175
Location: Shirley, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Manager, Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Assembly Engineer Manager to join our team. The Manufacturing Assembly Engineer Manager is responsible for developing manufacturing methods toward high quality, low-cost assemblies with an emphasis on throughput. Establishing production schedules and delivery plans. Set up objectives and oversee progress as well as the soundness of all Assembly activities, including new products.

Responsibilities
• Prepare and establish the production schedule for in-house assembly, systems integration, and test, in conjunction with Sales, Production Control and Purchasing.
• Prepare the Assembly Departmental budgets. Administer authorization for expenditures within limits of authority and prevailing budget objectives. Alert superiors on potential deviations and foreseen impacts, preparing resource justification as required.
• Assist in the design, development, and implementation of assembly processes, methods, and materials routing, fixtures and tools required. Review and/or determine floor and work cell layouts for Lean operations. Determine and satisfy cross-training requirements.
• Provide pre-release analysis of new products, identifying and documenting manufacturing issues and proposing alternate solutions. Assist Manufacturing Engineering in the building of prototypes, in order to develop early and sufficient product knowledge to train direct personnel during product introduction.
• Define and develop Assembly processes to assemble products to blueprint specification, optimizing yield, cost, and throughput.
• Review cost variances and define root cause.
• Process development includes conceptualizing, designing tools and fixtures.
• Create and maintain operation routings and monitor resulting efficiencies.
• Review machinery and processes to recommend capital investments that would improve throughput and quality.
• Promote and conduct Value Engineering programs aimed to cost-reduce critical components as identified by Management via process improvements, alternate materials, finishes, etc., while maintaining form/fit/function. Apply Lean and Mistake Proofing techniques.
• Maintain and modify Manufacturing Operation documentation and Engineering Masters used in the assembly process.
• Ensure compliance with ISO 9000 requirements.
• Address non-conformances, define root cause and suggest corrective action.
• Review ECO's and take necessary steps to ensure implementation.
• Review DMR's and add gauging and gauging requirements to processes to prevent further occurrences.

Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline required plus a minimum of seven (7) years manufacturing experience are required, including interpreting blueprints, specifications and technical descriptions. Computer literacy on both PC's and Mainframe systems with working knowledge of MRP and CAD is essential. Basic cost accounting, word processing, and spreadsheet experience, as well as good communication skills, are also required.