Manufacturing Engineer
All Weather Windows
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
6d ago

Job Description

I’m ready. I want a challenge. I want the chance to work in a successful company who lives their corporate values. I want the opportunity to work as a true Business Partner.

I want to inspire and influence, not just implement. I’m ready to make my mark.

Are you ready?

Founded in 1978, All Weather Windows operates Customer Solution Centres across Western Canada with manufacturing plants headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.

We are currently recruiting for an Manufacturing Engineer to join our Edmonton team. If you embrace variety and change and are looking for a growth environment favouring the development of competencies, then come join us!

Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing Operations, the Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the oversight of the production Manufacturing Engineering department.

This includes overall responsibility for maintaining documented manufacturing processes and continually working to improve the efficiency of these processes.

This position is expected to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to employees across departments in this regard.

This position holds people and budgetary management responsibility and is responsible for improving plant efficiencies. Supervision and guidance are provided to the Manufacturing Engineering Team by this position

The ideal candidate will have a high level of technical expertise and skill level. They will be capable of leading a team to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

The successful candidate can work under pressure, has strong analytical and problem-solving skills and can be and adaptable to handling change.

They must have superior time management and organizational skills, as well as, detail orientated.

Some of the responsibilities include :

Overseeing Manufacturing Process Improvement Activities across Manufacturing Facilities

  • Ensure Documentation of MFG Processes are maintained (Process Flows, BOM)
  • Creation and maintenance of assembly / process flow documentation for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Creation and maintenance of Work Instructions for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Proactively identify where processes can be adapted and optimized to ensure cost effectiveness
  • Ensuring that all assembly processes operate within lean manufacturing principles.
  • Conduct workflow analysis and make recommendations for improvement in material handling and floor layout.
  • Create implementation plans, including product launch, modifications to manufacturing layout, labour plan, or system configurations.
  • Recommend and plan implementation of CAPEX investments for plant efficiency and manufacturing growth
  • Oversee the non-standard (EA) approval process
  • Collaborate to refine and implement productivity and efficiency metrics for Manufacturing
  • Leadership and supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Team

  • Provide leadership to the Engineering team
  • Recruit, train, coach and performance manage employees
  • Provide mentoring of employees in support of process improvement activities
  • Set performance objectives for all employees and conduct performance reviews to ensure objectives are being met.
  • Ensuring Program & Project Management of MFG Improvement Projects and initiatives
  • Prioritization of Improvement Activities (Business Case, ROI, Program Management)
  • Ensuring manufacturing process improvements include a cost benefit analysis and realization.
  • Tracking of Return on Investment for Manufacturing CAPEX
  • Developing a positive workplace environment and culture that is characterized by good teamwork, open candid and constructive communication, collaborative working relationships amongst workers and between workers and the leadership team.
  • Planning performance year, including respecting and incorporating key performance indicators; conducting performance discussions in accordance with processes and procedure.
  • Managing the budget, including ensuring expenditures are within budget, seeking approval if a variance is required, and preparing any reporting that is required.
  • New Product Support

  • Interface with R&D, Manufacturing, IT, and Marketing on Product Design and new product launch
  • Conduct comprehensive cost effectiveness analyses of new designs to ensure that all costs are identified, including labour costs.
  • Define the implementation plan with particular emphasis on the timeline to achieving profitability.
  • Ensure practices for manufacturing efficiency and accuracy are addressed throughout the design process, in order to implement new products and processes that are safe and improve quality.
  • Work closely with R&D, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing and Maintenance to develop manufacturing parameters (equipment requirements, process flow diagram, equipment layout, labour plan)
  • Primary Qualifications Include :

  • Engineering degree in appropriate field, e.g. B. Eng (Mechanical or equivalent).
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as an engineer in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of taking at least one project through launch plus at least one year of subsequent production.
  • Expertise in Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Experience of participation in a product development team from inception to manufacturing launch.
  • Additional training as a supervisor or manager, plus at least five (5) years of supervisory and / or management experience within manufacturing is required.
  • Proven ability to communicate difficult or contentious information in a straightforward and respectful manner is required.
  • Ability to grow and develop a team to be successful, including the ability to guide / coach / mentor staff and provide direction and correction in a consistent, timely, and respectful manner is required.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive, while maintaining tact and a participative management style is required.
  • Ability to be open-minded, honest, fair, supportive, and accountable for own actions is required.
  • Ability to encourage collaboration, teamwork, and results is required.
  • Knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation is required.
  • Experience managing budgets is required.
  • Experience with the following : AutoCADSolidWorksMicrosoft Office (Excel, Word & Outlook) is required.
  • What we can offer you :

  • Competitive compensation
  • Jointly funded benefit package
  • A Business Partner in the true sense of the word; using your positive attitude and interest in the business to shape and influence the business
  • A team that works hard, but doesn’t forget to stop and celebrate its success
  • An exceptional company is founded upon exceptional people. At All Weather Windows, we invest in our people and are always looking for new opportunities for our employees to grow alongside our business, working together as part of a team to achieve success.

    We’ve been continually recognized by our attention to employee satisfaction and, as a result, the commitment and hard work of our employees has been acknowledged through awards and media recognition.

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