Engineering Manager
at Lasko Products

Date Posted: 5/9/2021

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Lead all manufacturing engineering, encompassing capital and process development projects, providing superior technical knowledge. Responsible for providing leadership, outstanding people skills and management to a team of Production Engineers. Responsible for installation, maintenance, and improvement of production lines, managing contractors and ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. The role has full budgetary responsibility for the department. Implement and manage continuous improvement principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Development

 Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice production engineering; planning vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

General and Task Management

 Design, prove, implement, and maintain production systems to deliver product on time, to quality requirements and to cost

 Drive functional excellence of the production engineering team

 Drive continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, process improvement, machine availability through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste

 Drive validation plans to ensure robust and comprehensive technical solutions

 Provide technical inputs to bids for new business and facilitate successful outcomes

 Develop and maintain project plans and budget profiles to ensure delivery of milestones to agreed cost targets and timescales

 Identify and justify capital equipment investment

 Analyze and improve material usage

 Analyze downtime, identify trends and develop solutions

 Ensure accuracy of Production Engineering procedures and documentation

 Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

 Produce written reports and make presentations

 Undertake continuous training and development

 Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

 Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization

People Management

 Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability

 Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday allowances, recruitment, training, development, appraisal, attendance, disciplinary issues and daily supervision to maximize efficient productivity

 Motivate and coach the team to operational success

 Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

 Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them

 Review, implement, and update company records e.g., training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments

 Lead the team in new product and process introduction

 Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports

 Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware

 Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required

 Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

 Provide technical expertise to the team

Financial Budget and Control

 Hold responsibility for departmental budget

 Responsible for achieving budget and forecast

People Management

 Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability

 Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday allowances, recruitment, training, development, appraisal, attendance, disciplinary issues and daily supervision to maximize efficient productivity

 Motivate and coach the team to operational success

 Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

 Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them

 Review, implement, and update company records e.g., training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments

 Lead the team in new product and process introduction

 Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports

 Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware

 Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required

 Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

 Provide technical expertise to the team

Relationship Management

 Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

 Work collaboratively, negotiate, and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the manufacturing strategy

 Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on manufacturing design and development. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost

 Stay current and up to date on any technology changes that may affect manufacturing design and development and advise others of any impact

 Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on manufacturing activities

Self-Management

 Support, comply, and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures

 Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

 Support encourages and develops team

 Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere

 Anticipates and overcomes obstacles

 Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions

 Embraces personal challenge

 Confident, rounded thinking

 Takes ownership for team cohesion

 Is self-aware

 Is resilient, optimistic and open to change

 Has an Adult: Adult, collaborative approach to others

 

Competencies and Abilities

 

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using own drive or initiative.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Education and Experience

 Mechanical, industrial bachelor’s degree, Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred

 10 - 15 years minimum able to demonstrate experience of working within a manufacturing environment , Plastic Injection , Electric Mechanical assembly , Packaging in good consumers 

 Strong working knowledge of 3D CAD, solid works

 a plus knowledge and experience of Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Six Sigma

 Experience of New Product Introduction, reworking design changes and upgrades through to production

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Job Snapshot

About Us

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Mr. Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Over the years, the product line was adapted to capture changing consumer needs. As America moved to the suburbs in the mid-20 th century, Lasko expanded into small appliances, fans and household portable heaters. From there, company growth continued and American manufacturing locations expanded to Tennessee and Texas where production continues today.

For more than 100 years, Lasko Products, Inc. has continued its growth and leadership in home comfort and convenience products, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and creative atmosphere generally associated with a small company. Through innovation, flexibility, and this entrepreneurial attitude, Lasko responds to the continually changing needs of today’s consumers.

If you are a hands-on team player and would like to join a company where each individual makes a significant contribution to, and shares in the success of, the team’s efforts, please contact us. Human capital is one of our most valued resources.

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