ENGINEERING PLANT LEAD 

LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3052 | JOB GRADE: 16 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

Manages all assembly 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 quality and delivery 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 quality level possible.
  • Support Facility Critical Challenges, with a strong focus on health, safety, & environmental requirements considering Product Safety initiatives.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement through the utilization of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Tools/KPS.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for facility expenditures, utilities, maintenance, supplies and department staffing.
  • Provide technical support to the Manufacturing Engineers in establishing operating instructions for the plant manufacturing processes.
  • Lead Product Launch and Transfers from/to other facilities, States, or Countries.
  • Maintain building, grounds and equipment, and provide engineering support for expansions and modernization.
  • Liaison with Group Engineering for new and improved products, raw materials, methods, production equipment, and processes.
  • Remain current on industry standards and practices to improve methods, materials and processes for cost reductions equipment modernization.
  • 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 Improvements related to Product Safety, i.e., Poka-Yoke, printing on demand and traceability.
  • Manages all manufacturing related actions for Product Safety Requirements.
  • 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 manager (WPO EE).

The Plant Engineering lead will be responsible for the direct supervision of the manufacturing engineers and maintenance leaders.  MEDP’s, Co-Ops or temp engineers may report to this position.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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