Manufacturing Engineering Manager K
Boeing - Portland, OR

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This position will work in tandem with the existing M.E. Manager to lead and inspire a team of highly skilled techs and engineers. The successful candidate will:

  • Lead by example, demonstrating the Boeing Management attributes.
  • Ensure that business requirements and employee needs are appropriately balanced.
  • Implement plans to ensure business, technical and customer requirements are achieved.
  • Monitor appropriate metrics to ensure performance to plan.
  • Forecast resource needs and obtain/manage personnel, facilities, services, equipment and tools to meet project and daily
operating requirements. Acquire, deploy and schedule personnel to meet project and operational objectives.
  • Coach, counsel, mentor and provide developmental opportunities/job assignments to enhance employee performance and
expand capabilities. Provide on-going developmental feedback. Recognize contributions of individuals and teams to improve
employee satisfaction and retain a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Develop workgroup, project or operational goals, objectives and related metrics to ensure alignment with Company
vision/strategy. Measure progress, making adjustments as needed. Hold direct reports accountable for achieving goals.
  • Establish relationships with customers, stakeholders, peers and direct reports. Proactively communicate with employees, peers
(e.g., fellow first-level managers) and customers. Implements policies, procedures and documents to ensure consistent
execution of processes within workgroup in support of Boeing and regulatory requirements.
  • Systematically evaluate proper job classification of employees, set employee goals and objectives, manage and evaluate
performance to plan on a reoccurring basis. Assign employee salaries based on employee value and Boeing guidelines to
provide a fair and equitable work environment.
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to others regarding approved processes, tools, technology and skills for projects or
processes. Ensure workgroup products or processes meet customer, company, quality, industry and regulatory requirements.

Boeing Leadership Attributes

[ + ] Charts the Course

Starts with the customer ends with the customer. Translates strategy into actionable objectives and plans. Communicates clearly at one-on-one and group levels. Conveys sense of purpose and mission that motivates others. Maintains direction, balancing big-picture concern with day-to-day issues.
[ + ] Delivers Results

Keeps his/her promises. Does not rationalize shortfalls and is accountable. Demonstrates strong operational skills. Marshals the other Leadership Attributes in meeting commitments. Capitalizes on unanticipated opportunities and changing circumstances to meet commitments.
[ + ] Finds a Way

Continuously monitors customers and operations to spot issues. Faces reality and adjusts to keep commitments. Models confidence that sees change as opportunities. Uses Boeing complexity as leverage, not an excuse.
[ + ] Inspires Others

Energizes, excites, and motivates others. Creates and models a confident and winning atmosphere. Builds teams whose impact is far greater than the sum of their parts. Inspires in ways that are consistent with Boeing's values. Celebrates success and learns from disappointments. Creates an atmosphere where all see opportunities to stretch, take risks, create, contribute and learn.
[ + ] Lives the Boeing Values

Models, leads and is committed to the Boeing values, principles and business-conduct policies. Earns the trust and respect of all Boeing stakeholders. Ensures effective business, compliance and financial controls. Promotes integrity in all that we do. Demonstrates commitment to and takes advantage of diversity. Creates an environment of respect and inclusion. Does not use abusive or intimidating behavior. Bounds vigorous pursuit of individual and business objectives with overall interest and reputation of the company.
[ + ] Sets High Expectations

Sets high expectations rooted in ensuring competitiveness. Sets high expectations for him/herself first. Has courage to raise the bar continuously/routinely. Holds self and others accountable for continuous improvement. Communicates expectations directly, openly and effectively. Shows people and teams how to reach (acts as a coach).



[ + ] Adaptability

Understands changes in own and fellow K level managers' work and situations; explains the logic or basis for change to employees and/or fellow first level managers; is seen as an expert first level management resource on information about changes affecting own and fellow first level managers' jobs. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to fellow first level managers and external customers. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.

[ + ] Building Organizational Talent

Determines and advises own team and other K level managers on the mix and level of capability required by the business to support current and future objectives; assesses the key strengths and development opportunities of own and other groups. Consistently and proactively identifies developmental assignments and the potential learning within the assignment; consistently and proactively matches assignments with individual developmental opportunities. Provides high visibility to individuals with potential; offers challenging managerial assignments that build confidence and credibility; provides such individuals with a personal vision for this future. Collaborates with other K level managers in aligning support systems, accountabilities, and incentives, which ensure a learning environment. Proactively supports and advocates deserving individuals; actively pursues appropriate recognition, rewards, and resources for strong performers; when necessary, defends strong performers, even in the face of challenges; collaborates with other K level managers in establishing organizational systems to encourage talented individuals to remain within the organization; addresses individuals' needs for flexibility within the organizational structure; provides a clear career path for talented individuals that provides challenge and career satisfaction.

[ + ] Business (Operational) Acumen

Understands the business issues related to operation of own projects and processes. Understands Boeing products and services and how own project or process fits within the larger value stream. Demonstrates general awareness of competition. Understands how to accomplish tasks both through formal channels and the informal network.

[ + ] Communication

Consistently and proactively clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Consistently keeps the audience thoroughly engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection; consistently frames the message in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Consistently seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Attends to both direct and indirect messages from others; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately. Advises fellow K level managers and other internal employees in effective communication techniques

[ + ] Project Management

Oversees execution of project schedules developed by others. Provides K level management direction to direct reports in the management of project schedules that may require interfacing with multi-regional or international activities. Provides guidance to direct reports in identifying project resource requirements and aids in integration of multi project elements into a single collective overall project plan. Ensures collaboration of direct reports with others on the tasks assigned. Maintains communication with direct reports, fellow K level managers, and others to identify and resolve any issues and ensure the successful completion of the project.


[ + ] Analytical Skills

Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the department level. Serves as a resource for exempt team members.

[ + ] Engineering Processes

General knowledge of responsibilities and tasks performed by various Engineering departments/disciplines. General knowledge of the interaction between departments/disciplines and how their products/processes affect one another and impact non-engineering processes. Provides advice and support to other management personnel.

[ + ] Engr Knowledge/Comprehension

General knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.

[ + ] Influencing Others

Demonstrates basic ability to state what is needed to persuade and convince others without causing defensiveness and to inspire others to take action. Begins to build relationships to gain support and commitment from others, promotes ideas with enthusiasm and conviction. Ability to provide rationale for arguments and use appropriate level of persistence on activities of moderate scope and complexity.

[ + ] Process Management Skills

General ability to determine the process to be used to accomplish goals, properly document processes, support people and activities, understand how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow, identify opportunities for synergy and integration, and simplify complex processes.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Do you have direct experience in at least two engineering and/or manufacturing disciplines?

Do you have experience leading a multidisciplinary team in implementing a new product, process improvement, or material improvement?

Typical Education/Experience

A BS/BA in an Engineering field is required with 12-15 years experience in an Engineering function. A PE license, and MBA preferred.

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