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Multi-Plant Lead Automation Manager

Company: PointOne Recruiting Solutions
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our client is an $300M operating unit of the largest manufacturer of medium to high volume, medium mix stamped metal and injection molded products in the world, with applications in almost all industries. The company brands have been technological leaders in product innovation for over 350 combined years. This drive has led to some of the most trusted, advanced, and highest-quality mobility solutions available in the world today. New ownership is making the investments to insure the potential of the company will be realized. This is a high visibility position and a springboard for great things to come.The company is seeking a Global Lead Automation Manager. Based in southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, this position will oversee and support the execution of new manufacturing processes at company facilities. This role demands a high level of hands-on engineering background in manufacturing and continuous improvement. As a multi-plant Automation Manager you will lead the development of the automation plan for up to 6 facilities. This will be a leadership by direction role and require teamwork with both plant centric employees and the leadership team to innovate and create strategic business initiatives that align with the overall company goals.
To do this successfully this will require: establishing thecapital and expense budget estimates; determining impact to the existing manufacturing footprint; developing asupporting equipment supply base; defining and documenting potential benefits; determining the Return onInvestment; presenting project business case; and project management to completion. Key Areas of Responsibility:--- Leading organization in an automation strategy in planning, development, and execution--- Supporting Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and linkage to Product Engineering & NPI Programs--- Drive continuous improvement in key automation processes; at distribution centers and manufacturinglocations--- Leverage Lean principles to drive the design and execution of new manufacturing processes,methodologies and equipment layouts to improve overall equipment effectiveness and material flow.--- Build organizational competency in automation, and ensure step-level changes towards delivering globalstrategy.--- Develop advanced assembly machinery and techniques for both manufacturing and distribution locations tooptimize quality, throughput and quick changeover--- Establish a common system of engineered standards to be applied globally for established manufacturinglabor standards. Standards based on widely accepted manufacturing standards systems like MTM (motiontime measurements)--- Establish common standards for specifying, quoting and purchasing machinery and tooling to facilitatecommonality in like machinery, tooling and practices to be executed.--- Work with outside suppliers to source machinery, tooling and gages--- Accountable to acquire and manage the associated capital equipment for new or existing automationsolutions from conception through to formal production handoff at the selected operation locations--- Maintain communicationKnowledge/Skills:

  • 5-7 years' experience in an industrial manufacturing environment (stamping, welding, assembly) related to automation, robotics, Allen Bradley PLCs, HMI
  • Mechanical / Technical Diploma / Degree or equivalent experience in Industrial/Continuous Improvement Engineering.
  • Analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Significant knowledge in state-of-the art manufacturing process technology, product development, quality and continuous improvement methods
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to travel 60% of the time during specific project implementation periods

Keywords: PointOne Recruiting Solutions, South Bend , Multi-Plant Lead Automation Manager, Professions , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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