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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Company: Mickey Truck Bodies
Location: High Point
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Are you an excellent problem solver with great critical thinking skills? Do you have strong program and project management skills? If so, apply to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager position at Mickey Truck Body today!

Mickey Truck Bodies is a premier manufacturer of state-of-the-art bodies and trailers and specially engineered vehicles sold in over 50 countries around the world. The innovative product line-up is prevalent in industries such as food & beverage, vending, propane, rental trucks, emergency & rescue, furniture, battery, oil & natural gas, and data storage. The company operates a total of 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and fleet services space among 6 separate locations (High Point and Thomasville, NC; Bloomington, IL; Ocala, FL; Freehold NJ; and Berwick, PA.) There are 410 total Mickey employees at these locations.

Since it was founded in High Point, NC in 1904, Mickey has remained privately-owned and operated by the Mickey family, now in its 4th generation of ownership and leadership.

Mickey Truck Bodies offers employees a competitive compensation and benefit package including:
Hiring Bonus $500
Productivity and Performance Bonus
Paid Vacation Time
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Employee cost share)
Wellness Plan with Incentives
Flexible Spending Accounts
Company Paid Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Company Paid Basic Life Insurance with AD&D Policy
Voluntary Life Insurance
401 K with Company Match
Supplemental Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance plans
Hospital Confinement Indemnity Policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Legal Shield

Assess / evaluate current business processes and align continuous improvement efforts across the facility with focus on strategy execution.
Lead and develop site employees to identify and execute improvement projects around reliability and efficiency improvements.
Instill a culture of continuous improvement across the business using Lean tools.
Align manufacturing engineering activities with continuous improvement efforts / activities

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Understand, support, and promote the Mission and Values of Mickey Truck Bodies.
Ensure that direct working relationships are established and maintained with colleagues and internal/external customers.

Lead the development and implementation of process improvements by eliminating waste using Lean principles.
Focus the organization on prioritized process improvement strategies and objectives.
Track continuous process improvement metrics & report to Process Owner, Stakeholder(s), and Sponsor(s) on progress.
Be the team's expert on lean principles, providing training to all staff on the methods and practices for improving processes, eliminating waste, improving customer service, and adding profit to the bottom line.
Direct the planning, coordination, delivery, and facilitation of improvement events using lean techniques such as value stream mapping, strategy deployment, Kaizen events, root cause analysis, SMED, and 7S.
Evaluate current processes & technologies for cost efficiencies and effectiveness, recommend appropriate changes and lead execution/implementation/validation of recommended and approved changes.
Responsible for tracking and reporting all project progress, successes, and failures.
Analyze quality test results and perform engineering analysis to ensure production meets quality requirements.
Develop manufacturing processes for new product launches from supplier to customer.
Lead projects that achieve the intended impacts on productivity, inventory, safety, and quality improvements.
Implement, communicate, and use Lean tools in designing fixtures, gauges, tooling, and equipment when establishing processes and assisting operators to meet customer demand.
Develop Capital expenditure CAPEX documentation to support policy deployment targets. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge & Skills:
Essential Criteria
Minimum of 8+ years' experience as a manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineer in a manufacturing environment.
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Excellent observational skills
Processed based, logical problem solver
Experience in conducting root-cause analyses into reliability or operational issues and developing sustainable corrective and preventive actions
Ability to return results on projects in a timely and cost- effective manner
Strong program & project management skills
Written and oral communication skills, managerial skills, and organizational skills to effectively deal with both internal and external customers
High degree of effectiveness in Change Leadership as many issues require individuals or departments to change behaviors or conduct their work processes differently than they have in the past
Hands-on experience and knowledge of metal forming equipment and welding (MIG & TIG).
Experience in assembly processes and line layout is required.
Demonstrated ability to continuously improve manufacturing processes.
Ability to engage others at all levels in the organization in a manner which facilitates collaboration in problem solving.
Demonstrated experience in the development of processes, work holdings, and tools to manufacture products from blueprint.
Demonstrated experience in determining machines, tools, processes for product manufacturing.
Demonstrated experience in conducting controlled thorough experiments, along with manufacturing validation run offs
Strong skills in CAD/CAM modeling, dimensioning, and drawing creation

Desirable Criteria
Experience in leading manufacturing process implementation (Line Start-up) preferred
Supervisory experience a plus
Experience in developing both short and long-term strategies that have resulted in process/business improvement and/or cost savings, etc.
Hands on experience and knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical and electronics.
Outstanding expertise in the use of commonly used measurement tools (such as micrometers, calipers, height gages, etc.).
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to communicate clearly
Requires ability to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lbs.
Requires ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, crawl, and kneel
Specific vision ability required includes close, distance, color, and peripheral vision with depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Manufacturing work environment that has frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, noise intensity level, proximity to moving mechanical parts and exposure to weather.

Mickey Truck Bodies and Subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Keywords: Mickey Truck Bodies, High Point , Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Engineering , High Point, North Carolina

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