Manager, Continuous Improvement And Manufacturing Engineering

Illinois Tool Works Norwood , MA 02062

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Manager, Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Engineering - Norwood, MA

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

The Opportunity

Engineering Management role that straddles the line between R+D and Operations. Focus is on both continuous improvement of our existing static product line as well as driving operational excellence into the organization through the manufacturing engineering team. Leads a multi-discipline group of 10-12 engineers supporting new product launches, continuous improvements of existing products as well as support of the existing products in manufacturing. This role will report to the Director of Operations and interact directly with management in all departments across the organization.


Successful candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Applied Science with at least 5 years in an engineering leadership role with a capital equipment manufacturer. Additional requirements include:

  • Support all released products and manage product design changes for the entire product life cycle (from launch through obsolescence).Assign resources to engineering projects, and develop a system to evaluate the priority of projects

  • Ensure that new designs meet acceptable Design for Manufacturability (DFM) through close engagement with new product development teams.Manage pilot builds and provide feedback to the design teams that seek to improve the quality and reliability of new products

  • Establish and maintain the factory production layout using sound Lean manufacturing techniques.Develop, maintain and improve production documentation, manufacturing equipment, and product testing methodology

  • Support the customer escalation process to ensure that customer problems are resolved in an effective and timely manner

  • Structured Problem-Solving Expert.(8D, Critical Thinking, Fault Tree, 5 Why) Drive effective root cause and corrective action (RCCA) for any non-conforming material or products.Trains and mentors the organization in the effective use of RCCA tools

  • Process Driven with the ability to create and modify critical business processes to meet the ever-changing business needs

  • Implement the ITW toolbox in manufacturing and lead continuous improvements with a focus on quality, cost reduction, and efficiency

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with a great match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program. Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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