Continuous Improvement & Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Precision Castparts Corporation Gardena , CA 90247

Posted 2 months ago

Continuous Improvement & Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE: PCP) employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, "I've admired PCC's operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world's aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire's Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire."

"We are very pleased to be joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway," said Mark Donegan, PCC's chairman and chief executive officer. "We see a unique alignment between Warren's management and investment philosophy and how we manage PCC for the long-term. We believe that as part of Berkshire Hathaway, PCC will be exceptionally well-positioned to support our customers' needs into the future. This transaction offers compelling and immediate value for our shareholders, and allows PCC's employees to continue to operate in the same manner that has generated many years of exceptional service and performance to our customers."

Business Profile:

PCC Fasteners:

Since the early days of aviation, PCC has worked closely with our customers to develop and specify the best fasteners for their applications. We've created new materials, designs, and manufacturing practices to satisfy an ever changing industry. Today we manufacture nearly every fastener type used in the aerospace industry - all with the careful monitoring and control of specific manufacturing practices and thorough product testing that have been our hallmark.

Location Profile:

Located in Gardena, California, Permaswage designs and manufactures separable and permanent fluid fittings and installation tooling for aerospace and defense applications.

Position Summary:

The Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Engineering Manager oversees the entire process control function of the organization including Manufacturing Engineering, Continuous Improvement, and CNC Programming. This position manages the Capital Expenditure Budget for the plant and is accountable for annual cost saving improvements. This position resolves manufacturing problems using modern problem solving tools such as Six Sigma, Lean, A3, and Root Cause Corrective Action. This position is expected to be the subject matter expert on the organizations processing capabilities and technology.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Direct management of both Manufacturing Engineers (exempt employees) and Programmers (non-exempt employees) in performance of:

a. Creation and management of Bills of Materials and Manufacturing Routings

b. Creation and management of CNC Programs for use in both Tooling and Fitting manufacture

c. Creation and management of manufacturing Work Instructions (DWIs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

d. Creation and revision of Forging Dies, CNC tooling, CNC holding fixtures, and custom gages

e. Management of the Statistical Process Control system in use by shop-floor personnel
2) The planning, facilitation, and management of strategic projects throughout the plant and coordination or acquisition of resources to support these projects to meet corporate targets. This role includes actions such as:

a. Creation, submittal, and management of CAPEXs for the purposes of new equipment acquisitions, equipment overhauls, and new product or process integrations

b. Coordination of equipment installations, including layouts, managing vendors and contractors, supporting subordinates, and financial budget management

c. Management of the project pipeline with monthly escalation to corporate for review

d. Personnel management to achieve corporate goals
3) Identifying financial savings and supporting the various continuous improvement activities throughout the plant, including:

a. Cost-control projects such as consumable CNC tooling, raw materials usage in product manufacture, and variable costs including labor and overhead costs.

b. Process improvements through the use of both new and existing tools; including Lean, Six Sigma, the Kaizen approach, A3 problem solving, and Root-cause problem solving
4) Supporting various quality assurance and improvement initiatives from the standpoint of manufacturing processes, technologies, and Methods Engineering practices. This includes investigations related to internal discrepancies, customer corrective actions and returns, and in the application of both product and process knowledge
5) Support the management of New Product Integration with respect to the manufacturability, process control, equipment capability, supporting personnel requirements, and the completion of data (i.e. BOM, RTR, etc.) setup in ERP
6) Act as the subject matter expert for PCC Senior management relative to Permaswage's processes, core manufacturing competencies, and identified opportunities for future improvements
7) Create and make high-level presentations of both information and data to persons both internal and external of the organization, and be able to answer detailed questions pertaining to information

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to interpret and create Engineering drawings
  2. Ability to interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from complex data
  3. Ability to interpret technical procedures and governmental or inter-organizational regulations
  4. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  5. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  6. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  7. High comfort level with ERP systems
  8. High level of emotional intelligence when working with a variety of different individuals, including customers, vendors/suppliers, consultants, PCC Senior management, and shop-floor employees
  9. A basic understanding of project financials, product/process costing, and cost analysis
  10. A high-level of reasoning and problem solving ability

Education and Experience

Requirements:
  • A Minimum of a Four-year degree in an Engineering discipline

  • 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering experience in an Aerospace or similar manufacturing environment

  • A thorough understanding of manufacturing processes; including CNC technologies, forming/forging processes, painting/coating processes, ERP system interactions, and chemical surface-treatments.

  • A track-record of successful high-impact projects, including new equipment installations, Lean/Six-Sigma projects, Kaizens, and RCCAs.

  • Extensive project management and team management experience

  • Elevated skill level with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio/Process Flow Diagrams, and MS Project

  • Experience with Engineering modeling and drawing software, such as Solidworks, AutoCAD, CATIA, ProE, or similar.

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.


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