Manufacturing Engineering and Process Development Manager
Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC - Hastings, MI

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Company Overview:
For nearly a century, Hastings Manufacturing has been serving the internal combustion industry through advanced design and fabrication of world-class piston rings for OEM giants such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Harley-Davidson, and Polaris -- as well as for the marine, lawn & garden, compressor and industrial sectors. Recognized as a premier supplier to these industries, Hastings earned its reputation in piston ring technology by using engineering through nomograms, proprietary and specialty manufacturing/measurement equipment, 3-D modeling, laser technologies, and quality control systems.

Purpose of Job:
  • Providing technical leadership while working with Manufacturing and Process Engineers and Technicians
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with the manufacturing group to improve weaknesses in current processes
  • Manage the implementation of process development projects including new machine development, sample production & tooling development & design
  • Work with product design engineers to design highly manufacturable products, to required quality & capability standards & to identify new process or improved capabilities as required by Product Engineering
  • Effectively implement the launch of new products with the manufacturing team
  • Work with the quality department to review and develop corrective actions on current processes
  • Develop Capital plans pertaining to new or additional equipment which the Company may find necessary
  • Assist in developing machine production standards & expectations
  • Implement & maintain a routing database system for production released parts
  • Minimum eight (8) years of manufacturing process engineering experience working in a high volume make to order production manufacturing environment
  • Minimum four (4) years of managerial experience with demonstrable people management, project management, capital & budget administration experience
  • Strong technical background with an emphasis on metal cutting, grinding and shaping
  • Six Sigma or similar certification is an advantage
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-departmental teams
  • Must possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Hands on methodology, & strong leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of CNC programming and operation
  • Strong understanding of Internal Combustion Engine Technology, functioning & componentry
  • Bachelors in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • MBA or equivalent managerial experience is highly preferred

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About this company
Hastings Manufacturing is one of the automotive industry's ring leaders. The company's core business is making piston rings for...