PPC Engineering Manager - IPT Lead
Pay Range: $90K - $100K
The Production Planning Control & Manufacture Engineering Manager (PPCM-EM) manages the planning activities, budget and schedule of the Production Planning/Control and Manufacturing Engineering Departments. The PPCM-EM is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the manufacturing processes/tools, production shop-order development & planning, production floor/feeder shop layout and tool design.
• Provide leadership, guidance and direction to Manufacturing Engineers and Production Planning and Control staff.
• Understand the product and produce-ability requirements and provides oversight to the use of mathematical/analysis methods and DFMA tools to meet project’s requirements.
• Ensure team’s use of DFMA tools to effectively transform SolidWorks 3-D models into production work packages and/or instructions.
• Coordinate PPC activities with tier 2 & 3 organization IPTs: Engineering, Manufacturing, ILS and Test Departments.
• Ensure timely & successful completion of all project activities/tasks assigned.
• Develop management control systems to optimize production activities and ensure product quality/scheduled performance.
• Evaluate team’s make/buy analysis and recommends solutions to Program Management.
• Supervise the development of an efficient & effective plant layout design for repeatable production of light weight, highly engineered, welded, aluminum structures; layout inclusive of physical distribution of components, support/feeder shops, subassembly stations and robotic welders.
• Prioritize resources, and resource assignments to solve production problems.
• Facilitate the detail design effort by providing oversight and assigning resources to resolve issues pertaining to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, tolerance build up, heat treating and hardening processes and guidance for the use of NC /machine shop/tube shop capabilities.
• Collaborate with peer IPT teams to assist the needs of the engineering design group, material planners, supply management, ILS and production.
• Address all concerns related to the effective producibility, product testing, and understand the needs of the production workers and identify solutions to address their concerns.
• Provide guidance and direction to SWBS level IPTs regarding produceability of the product and its discrete components.
• Administer & coordinate assignments for new or change work proposals of the department when requested by management in a timely manner. Proposals consist of material, labor, ODC estimates and schedule impacts.
• Participate in program reviews, configuration control boards, and risks management activities via preparation and presentation of Power-Point material as requested by the Program Office.
• Lead development and implementation of production cost reduction initiatives and strategies, including driving Six Sigma, lean/continuous improvement activities, and make/buy decisions.
• Manage the cost and schedule status of tooling design/fabrication development/progress and work package development & release.
• Communicate the common understanding of program objectives, milestones, challenges, corrective actions and risks to team.
• Provide oversight to activities of the Production Planning and Control Department – scheduling and issuance of shop orders.
• Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by management.
• BS in Engineering (Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering desired).
• 10 plus years of related Production Planning Control and Manufacturing Engineering (PPC-ME) experience.
• 5 years of supervisory experience managing PPC engineers responsible for developing & planning shop orders, plant layout, tooling fixtures and manufacturing processes using DFMA tools.
• Complete understanding of DFMA principles and producibility influences/implementation into a product detail design in an IPT environment.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate DFMA principles and tools into the product design and manufacturing system.
• Experience with application and effective use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
• Proficiency in SolidWorks design software and Microsoft office suites.
• Experience with implementation of automated and semi-automated manufacturing methods.
• Demonstrated experience managing tool design of fixtures for constructing close-tolerance aircraft/marine aluminum structures.
Familiarity with lightweight aircraft/shipboard construction and subsystems.
• Experience resolving manufacturing problems, evaluating root cause and corrective action.
• Ability to plan and manage team to accomplish program objectives, milestones and risks.
• Keep Program Management apprised of all significant issues that could impact the manufacturing process, during both product design and manufacturing phases.
• Self-starter; supervisor skills to motivate and engage staff in project.
• Excellent communication skills - written and oral presentation skills.
• Willingness to travel as required, estimated 10%.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Employer participates in E-Verify.
Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
FPCNational - 22 months ago