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Director of Operations and Engineering


Chicago, IL

Posted 3 months ago

Seeking to hire a Director of Engineering & Operations in Chicago, IL (60646).

Position Summary:   Manages and directs the company’s operational policies, objectives, and initiatives; responsible for improving the performance and accountability of the supporting staff of fabrication, assembly, and material logistics. Plans and directs all aspects of engineering activities within the company on a strategic level; manages and trains the engineering manager to coordinate the engineering department regarding activities related to design, processes, projects, and the development, production, improvement, and testing of components, products, systems, and services. This role supervises the Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Purchasing & Planning Manager, Quality Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Provides technical leadership and directs the engineering manager in product development and design

·        Directs R&D efforts in search of applying best technologies in creating new generation products to gain and maintain competitive edges in the markets

·        Manages product development by working with and maintaining schedules, budgets, and product cost estimates

·        Establishes priorities for utilization of engineering resources for new product development and sustaining support

·        Verifies the patent process is conducted as needed

·        Monitors engineering schedules and follows up performance against estimates.

·        Works with Marketing and Sales in the refinement of product concepts, features, forms, and costs of various products in different markets

·        Develops best practices and establishes standards, policies and workflow

·        Prepares and controls operations and engineering department budgets, forecasts operating costs of departments, and directs preparation of budget requests

·        Ensures the operational conformance to the company quality system in accordance with customer, company, and ISO certification requirements

·        Establishes and implements procedures for maintaining exacting standards of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability, and safety

·        Analyzes operating expenses; recommends and implements cost containment, reduction strategies and initiatives

·        Approves recommendations for the creation, justification, and implementation of all manufacturing facility projects

·        Works with the Production Planner to ensure the production schedule supports the highest levels of customer service and production efficiency

·        Directs the integration of product and inventory processes

·        Provides mentoring, training, and coaching to team members

·        Promotes company-wide improvement efforts

·        Promotes lean manufacturing

·        Review and perform routing submittals from production

·        Develop standards, metrics, and procedures that maximize inventory management efficiency

Contact the Recruiter:
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0621
(847) 692-0621
Kim recruited me for my current opportunity, and I could not be more impressed with her ability to identify such a strong fit for my background. I am settled into my new position and things are going great. I appreciate all her guidance throughout the process and would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for their next opportunity.
– Jose P | EHS Professional
Messina Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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