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Plant Engineering Manager

Dura is seeking a Plant Engineering Manager to plan and direct the overall engineering function of a medium to large plant including coordinating engineering activities and providing direction, assistance and advice to other departments in areas of engineering to facilitate the manufacturing process and improve customer satisfaction. This individual will coordinate with corporate engineering personnel in the development or new or improved designs. Some of the responsibilities of the Plant Engineering Manager include:
1. Schedules and manages the work of highly skilled engineering staff including engineers, technicians and designers and provides technical direction towards the execution of engineering programs in accordance with company goals and objectives.
2. Oversees the preparation of quotations for new business as needed.
3. Provides direction, assistance and advice in the area of engineering to other departments to support and facilitate the manufacturing of the product and continuous improvement efforts.
4. Initiates capital appropriation requests.
5. Works with corporate engineering and sales in the development of new or improved designs to increase production efficiency, product quality and customer satisfaction.
6. Participates in the development and preparation of budgets and forecasts for engineering related activities.
7. Manages the maintenance of plant facilities and equipment to increase efficiency and promote a safe work environment.
8. Manages the maintenance and procurement of all tooling and machine design ensuring the use of cost effective and quality equipment.
9. May act as plant representative in dealing directly with customers related to engineering information, advice or problem resolution to meet customer standards.
10. Develops, implements and maintains engineering standards and specifications to ensure product quality meets customer requirements.
11. Administers direct supervisory activities for Engineering personnel including selection, hiring, training, performance evaluation, promotional recommendations and work schedules.
12. Provides personal counseling and keeps employees informed of policies, procedures and operational changes.
STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:
Education - Bachelors in Scientific Field.
Experience - Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience in automotive manufacturing, or Engineering in a manufacturing environment. Additional education may be substituted for experience and vice versa.
Working Knowledge: Envisions the future, customer focus, coaching, takes risk, builds teams, acts as a role model, champions change, values learning, builds employee effectiveness, fosters open communication, committed to customer, drives for execution excellence, drives for business results, effectively communicates using all designated channels, system and process drive but flexible and pragmatic to exploit speed to drive change opportunity.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Superior communication skills and can present his/her ideas in a clear, concise manner
Unquestioned integrity and values that the organization can trust without reservation
Consensus builder with strong persuasion skills
A highly motivated team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people collaboratively, enthusiastically and effectively produce results
A good listener with a strong sense of self
Must be flexible with the ability to change, adapt and grow
Exhibits passion for the mission of the company and the needs of our clients
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements of personnel as classified.
DURA Automotive Systems is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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