Director of Engineering
Job Opportunity at Welsh & Associates, Inc.

Posted on Jul 6    269-488-8836

Location: Battle Creek, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4137185

Plans, organizes and directs the engineering departments to meet company objectives for design, new product development, maintenance and improvement of existing product lines.

  • Manages policy deployment in the areas of lean manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction methods, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and other key performance indicators.
  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.
  • Works with the Manufacturing, Operations and Quality Manager to review and monitor quality and process improvements and new product development.
  • Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.
  • Insures compliance at all levels with the set policies and guidelines of the company chain of command.
  • Identifies, communicates and drives implementation of capital investments and improvement projects.
  • Manages compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Budgetary responsibility and control, includes initiating cost cutting activities/KAIZEN depending on departmental and company needs.
  • Determines problems that cannot be corrected with his/her assigned resources then contacting the appropriate personnel to obtain needed support to correct.
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management or related field.
  • 8+ years' experience working in a manufacturing setting with prior management experience.
  • Experience with metal manufacturing processes such as stamping, hot or cold forging, heat treating, milling, grinding, or CNC machining processes a plus.
  • Experience with robotics, vision systems a plus.
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