LEAD, ENGINEERING PLANT (S239) 

LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 5593 | JOB GRADE: 16  

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 

 

Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

 

Manages all assembly and machining engineering operations for the plant. Ensures that manufacturing processes are designed or re-designed according to Bendix standards. Ensures new product lines are introduced to meet safety, quality and productivity objectives. Recommends changes, reviews progress, and approves cost estimates or proposals.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Accountable to the Central Engineering Manager this position is responsible to establish, implement, direct, and maintain Engineering initiatives and procedures throughout the various stages of manufacturing to assure a finished product with the highest safety, quality and productivity levels possible.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement through the utilization of lean tools.
  • Lead strategies to proactively protect processes from potential assembly or machining errors leading to product defects with costumers.  
  • Ensures the plant engineering team is properly integrated to support: shop floor management, core activities, corporate projects and plant departments. Defines and maintains a management system to distribute and balance resources to keep all agreed actions synchronized.
  • Lead strategies to develop the next generation of engineers and technicians within the engineering organization.
  • Lead Product Launch and Transfers from/to other facilities, States, or Countries.
  • Support Corporate Initiates related to productivity, digitalization, safety, etc.
  • Remain current on industry standards and practices to improve methods and processes.
  • Develop labor standards. Analyze and implement improved layouts, flows, and procedures for process and labor productivity.
  • cross-functional relationships with other departments to support effective use of manpower, materials to achieve the level of quality of products produced.
  • Drive equipment modernization through the capital planning process.
  • Communicates the need for product safety.
  • Lead Manufacturing strategies to continuously improve assembly lines or machining cells output.
  • Manages all manufacturing related actions for Product Safety Requirements.
  • The employee has the authority to stop the production line, when he/she notices that the product has a quality problem or defect.
  • Support PSA activities and procedures with team members.
  • Performs all those activities that by the nature of the position are required.

 

Management & Supervisory Responsibilities:

Reports to the central engineering manager.

The Plant Engineering lead will be responsible for the direct supervision of the manufacturing engineers, machining engineers, technicians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge:

  • Familiar with New product introduction and project management (PDC Process, APQP or any other related)
  • Continuous Improvement leadership, KPS, DMAIC and PDCA
  • Financial budgeting and expenditure controls
  • Technical knowledge of cell design and systematic layout planning
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge.

 

Experience:

  • More than 5 years relevant experience in a high-volume production plant.
  • 3-5 years of project management or project coordination.
  • Supervision experience and hands-on problem solving.

 

Skills:

  • A result driven individual who has demonstrated the ability to work in a high performance-manufacturing environment.
  • Must have good attention to details, while managing strategic vision and direction.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and comfortably handle pressure on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid Project Management, leadership, and coordination skills.
  • Strong Bias for Action with high energy demonstrates urgency and fast pace.
  • Good understanding of business principles and practices to effectively manage manufacturing demonstrating bottom line result.
  • Focused on internal and external Customers.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
     

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mechatronics and master’s degree preferred

 

What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs
- Gym