The Process Engineering Manager will coordinate all engineering activities within the area of responsibility necessary to produce quality product and meet cost objectives. Responsible for overall management, direction and coordination of the engineering team and leading this team to meet product producibility requirement in support of the production plan. Works to improve overall plant function by working with the manufacturing team through continuous improvement processes. Works closely with the VP of Operations and the General Manager to meet throughput goals, yield objectives, and customer expectations for delivery and quality. Team responsibilities include definition of process requirements and limitations, process instructions, operator instructions, set-up requirements and procedures, process control parameters, standard processing times, and process improvements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for setting the engineering vision and strategy to meet overall long and short term company goals. This includes definition and communication of goals, key objectives, and metrics
Ensures that process engineering meets the business needs of the company as they relate to capabilities, processes, technologies, and capacity. Stays current with related manufacturing trends
Develops and enforces a culture of strong engineering discipline including robust process definition, extensive testing prior to production implementation, robust change management processes, clear and complete manufacturing instructions, statistical process monitoring and control, proactive error proofing, etc
Leads process improvement teams focused on scrap and rework reduction
Provides guidance to process engineers in the development of process control plans and the application of advanced quality tools such as D.O.Es, FMEAs and SPC
Develops and maintains tactical and strategic plans to achieve the proper balance of process development and process maintenance. Ensures metrics are in place to monitor performance against the goals and takes appropriate corrective actions as required
Ensures that structured problem solving techniques are used and that adequate validation is performed for any issues being address or changes being made
Develops and validates new processes prior to incorporating into the manufacturing operations
Develops and maintains an effective engineering organization through the selection, training, development, compensation and performance motivation of all personnel
Supervises, mentors and provides regular feedback to direct reports in the performance of tasks in their specific department(s)
Recommends and approves organizational structures and staffing requirements in support of company business objectives
Works with maintenance manager to create and execute equipment strategy to ensure optimal performance of all key process equipment
Works with VP of Operations to create and execute new product transition strategy that ensures capable and repeatable processes are in place for new products
Communicates to General Manager and VP of Operations areas for improvement and the plan to accomplish the necessary improvements
Complies with laws, company policy and procedures including but not limited to Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action, Business Ethics, EPA, OSHA and other federal, state and local regulatory agencies
May handle hazardous waste as outlined in departmental work instructions
The following RCRA training is required on initial hire and on an annual basis thereafter: Introduction to RCRA, Properties of Facility Waste, Waste Minimization Accumulation, Container Management, and Emergency Response Plan
Ability to develop plans to meet the producibility and overall yield goals of the factory and lead the engineering team to execute to these plans and achieve yield targets
Strong customer service orientation required
Strong communication skills to establish priorities, work schedules, allocate resources, complete required information to customers, support quality system, enforce company policies and procedures and utilize resources to provide the greatest efficiency to meet production objectives
Strong leader of people with the ability to define goals and inspire the organization to achieve them
Ability to provide clear, frequent direction to engineers and provide necessary resources to meet production goals
Demonstrated ability to motivate their team to achieve optimal results. Leverages each member's strengths, and provides recognition of accomplishments to maximize overall results
Strong structured problem solving skills including the ability to work with the operations to lead the production / engineering team to identify the root cause of issues which prohibit execution of the production plan and address the fundamental cause(s) in a timely fashion
Knowledge of factory processes including drilling, testing, lamination and bonding
Strong project management skills. Strong business sense and ability to make good decisions in the light of limited information
Extensive experience in designing and evaluating, implementing, and improving process control systems designed to minimize errors and detect any problems as early in the process as possible. Understanding of risk management tools and ability to develop and execute mitigation plans as they related to production issues
Demonstrated ability to set challenging targets for production yield and cycle time and meet them. Ability to adapt to changed dynamic work environment
Good understanding of the product's operation and key performance parameters, as well as the processes and materials used to manufacture applicable products
Basic understanding of the customer's application and key performance parameters
Working knowledge of statistical tools and ability to mentor engineers in establishing robust processes using statistical tools
Working knowledge of visual factory and visual process controls
Strong PC Skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering; Master's Degree is preferred
10+ years process engineering experience in an electronics manufacturing environment, including 3 years in the Printed Circuit Board or similar manufacturing environment.
5+ years of process engineering management experience, including 3 years of experience with direct responsibility for meeting production throughput and quality goals.
Significant experience defining and utilizing manufacturing systems, data, and metrics to plan and execute production plans.
Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies is preferred.
Must comply with TTM Export Control Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws including ITAR, EAR and OFAC including but not limited to: a) being able to identify ITAR product on the manufacturing floor and understand that access to these products and related technical data is restricted to only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents; b) recognition of Foreign Person visitors by badge differentiation; c) understand and follow authorization procedures for bringing foreign visitors into facilities (VAL); d) understand the Export and ITAR requirements for shipments leaving the US; e) manage vendor approvals for ITAR manufacturing and services.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
TTM Technologies, Inc.