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Principal Manufacturing Engineer, Contract Manufacturing

Company: Hunter Industries
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that can be seen all over the world, from residential landscapes to national landmarks, stadiums, parks, hotels, and municipal buildings. Although were global, were family owned, and our casual, fun, and caring company culture is what makes this a special place to work. As we grow, we are dedicated to preserving our unique culture that makes our employees proud to work here. Whether youre pursuing a career at our headquarters in Southern California, or an opportunity at one of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, or something somewhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you to Hunter Industries and our Family of Companies.
About This Role:
The Principal Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the management and strategic alliance between Hunter Industries and worldwide Contract Suppliers. S/he manages a multi-disciplined Engineering Team responsible for identification and implementation of manufacturing processes, procedures, and projects focused on minimizing product cost, improving product quality, and maintaining product availability. S/he acts as the liaison between corporate Product Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and Quality Assurance to support the global supply chain.Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the companys values of Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Family, and Social Responsibility.
Essential Job Functions/Tasks:

  • Manages the department and programs for manufacturing and quality excellence: establishes overall sourcing strategies [approves and qualifies suppliers], manufacturing cost models and bill of materials. Participates in engineering design reviews and product development proposals. Coordinates quote packages and proposals. Delivers new product release packages. Develops and manages engineering pilot runs, product testing and qualification, and new product introductions.
  • Establishes direct communication and strong relations with contract suppliers. Manages contract supplier performance creating and maintaining performance metrics of product quality, product availability, and cost reduction programs.
  • Responsible for the judicious resolution of manufacturing issues, for assigned product lines, that affect product quality or availability. Performs and coordinates required process and sustaining engineering support necessary to contain and correct manufacturing production problems that impact ability to produce at desired build plan and required operational efficiencies. Creates and maintains all manufacturing related documentation, as well as, production reports that define key metrics and outline current activities.
  • Uses LEAN manufacturing practices and Six Sigma methodologies to evaluate and improve assembly line performance per established key performance indicators. Takes on leadership responsibility to implement improvement projects by evaluating project change justification and ensures the project is on schedule and within budget.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering support for complete integration of new products into full production per Hunters NPDI process. Provides focus on delivering a repeatable process with high quality yield. Supports the concurrent engineering efforts on behalf of Manufacturing as a member of the product development team.
  • Maintains updated capacity models for both injection molds and assembly equipment for assigned product lines. Submits capital requests as required to insure timely completion of equipment to meet forecasted production. Provides capital requirements for annual budgeting process.
    Education/Training Required and Preferred:
    • Bachelors degree in related engineering discipline.
      Experience Required and Preferred:
      • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive experience in an engineering position within a manufacturing organization.
      • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
      • Excellent knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. Knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing & Six-Sigma methodology techniques and how it can be applied in the manufacturing environment.
      • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English.
      • Excellent computer knowledge, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and problem-solving skills.
      • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work within time lines.
      • Excellent ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
      • Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Must have or be able to obtain a valid passport.
      • Experience with assembly of electronics and injection molded plastic components preferred.
      • Knowledge of SPC, FMEA, DOE and process capability studies preferred.
      • Experience with irrigation products or industry preferred.

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        Hunter Industries and its Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status or Jobble

Keywords: Hunter Industries, San Marcos , Principal Manufacturing Engineer, Contract Manufacturing, Engineering , San Marcos, California

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