Director - Engineering
Precision Castparts Corp. - Bothell, WA

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Position Summary :

Responsible for the design of manufacturing processes, procedures, and layouts for assemblies, processing, machining and material handling. Designs facility layouts to ensure efficient production. Designs operation sequences, tools, tooling, and other items that affect product performance. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. Oversees production plan quality inspection and test requirements, machinery, equipment, and tool performance to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides support to design engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

Primary Responsibilities :
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor, and update Directorate long-range plans by translating Executive Team goals and objectives into actionable programs and initiatives
  • Manage direct reports; Establish schedule, quality, and cost targets for their Directorate; Delegate to direct reports or teams with direct reports to accomplish goals
  • Work with other Directors/Managers to coordinate and align Directorate operations and activities; Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and resources to meet Division goals
  • Partner with HR and direct reports to resolve problems, complaints or grievances, and to plan and forecast staffing
  • Partner with Quality to align Directorate goals with Business Quality Management System (BQMS)
  • Champion Six Sigma and facilitate lean initiatives
  • Develop and deploy management metrics
  • S upport IT and Production with long-range resource plans
  • May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality controls, and costs
  • Understand/use techniques for effective control of delivered quality, cost, and schedule in the manufacture of Primus products
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models; Knowledge of machines, tools, and tooling
  • Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning and forecasting including people, material, and equipment resource allocation; corporate and human resource policies and benefits; leadership and teaming; and production methods
  • Familiar with lean manufacturing work area practices including 5-S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, work center metrics, and continuous improvement processes and able to instruct others in these practices
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Consider costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Proactive communicator who can clearly articulate results and needs across all levels
  • Able to establish and communicate clear priorities and to influence others to support and act on those priorities
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing deadlines
Required Experience Education :
  • Bachelors degree minimum required
Experience :
  • 7 + years experience
  • 3 + years in a leadership role

About this company
Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power,...