Associate Engineering Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

Basic Function Provides overall department direction as related to process development and control for new and existing processes/products. Responsibilities
Will develop and direct team resources. Including but not limited to:

May assist subcontractors in resolving manufacturing and quality related issues.

May assist customers in resolving product issues.

Plans, organizes and sets goals for the manufacturing engineering function to best utilize personnel.

Will train others on manufacturing systems and procedures.

Will submit periodic reports on areas of responsibility.

May have personal contact with customers. 

Manages directly and/or indirectly the activities of manufacturing engineers and Process Technicians.

Sets overall group goals and priorities and evaluates subordinate's performance based on those goals/priorities.

Coaches and develops Manufacturing Engineers, Process Technicians and and/or through subordinate supervision.

Responsible for manufacturing engineers complying with company policies and corrective actions.


Education/Special Training Required B.S. in engineering discipline. (Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial)Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

Excellent analytical skills.

Excellent interpersonal communications skills.

Demonstrated ability to operate small hand tool, inspection equipment, and common office equipment.

Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical problem solving skills.

Demonstrated outstanding organizational, industry, and technical knowledge.

Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate problem solving teams.

Demonstrated ability to develop detailed process plans using applicable tools (PFMEA, Fault Tree Analysis, and Safety and Efficacy reviews).

Demonstrated ability to implement qualified processes using applicable systems (Process Validation, Process Planning Tools, Design of experiments, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures).

Demonstrated ability to apply Design for Manufacturability concepts.

Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (Gantt and Pert Charts etc.).

Demonstrated ability to justify, procure and implement major capital equipment programs.

Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams.

Demonstrated skill in supervisory/managerial positions.

2+ years of related Manufacturing experience.

1-2+ years of Project Mgmt. experience (cross-functional preferred).

1+ years of supervisory experience.

Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet database).

Routing and Work center creation/maintenance.

Engineering Change Orders/Justification.

Shop Floor Management Training.

Development, Analysis and Implementation of Test Lab Tests/Support.

Group Problem Solving.

PM Systems.

Fixturing systems.

Supplier Audits.

Process Validation.

New product introduction system.

New product line extension system.

Statistical techniques.

Design for assembly/manufacture.

Product process reliability.

Customer complaint resolution.

Project management.

Leadership training.Physical Requirements
Light work : Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to communicate with large groups of people.

Must be able to review printed materials.

Ability to use common office equipment (e.g. calculator, PC, fax machine, etc.).Mental Requirements Must be able to generate and explain detailed proposals, guidelines and procedures.
Must be able to resolve complex process and/or systems issues using independent judgement.

Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations and may have a division wide effect.

Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple, concurrent tasks.

  • New employee recruiting
  • Development and maintenance of operating procedures and basic instruction.
  • Arranging resources to meet new product and production customer service needs.
  • Plan, organize, and implement training.  
  • Developing and prioritizing goals and metrics.
  • Development and management of department budgets.
  • Capital plan and development.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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