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IDEX Manager - Manufacturing Engineer in Vancouver, Washington

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Put your leadership skills to work at Micropump! If you have a desire to lead and work as part of a team and like to identify and solve complex problems our Manager of Manufacturing Engineering may be the role for you! This role reports to our Director of Operations. The Manufacturing Engineering Department is responsible for design, integration, and system and process improvements. This position reports to the Operations Director and is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Direct the work of Manufacturing Engineers and Engineering support staff to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department. Conducts employee one-on-one meetings and routing team meetings to align goals and expectations to achieve the overall objectives of the department and Micropump. Conduct performance evaluations, remove barriers to career advancement opportunities, and provide on-going feedback to staff members for continuous improvement.

  • In coordination with the Operations Director, develop strategy and vision for the overall manufacturing operation, process capabilities to support growth of the business.

  • Develop the strategy for executing improvement projects while owning the result of Productivity and Capex process; understand cost and impact to business and to customers. Direct administrative activities directly related to manufacturing engineering; lead and participate in root cause countermeasure and continuous improvement activities to determine root-cause of failures using statistical methods, recommend changes in design, tolerances or processing methods. Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations, ensure documentation is complete, and hold staff members to deadlines. Leads project teams and may perform project tasks.

  • Support Quality in ISO compliance and annual audits.

  • Partner with Design Engineering to support and industrialize NPI (new product introduction) programs.

  • Collaborate with Operations and Product Engineering staff to sustain high-quality precision parts and on-time delivery to customers. Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling, and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials, and parts.

  • Follow procedures and apply project management skills to complete established projects; move identifies and evaluates solutions for improved productivity. Moves product, tool, and equipment developments from initial concept through to final production. Provide technical expertise or support related to complex manufacturing challenges.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology including principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various parts.

  • PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • DESIGN – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and methods involved in producing precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

  • ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT – Knowledge and application of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • MECHANICAL – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, use, repair, and maintenance.

  • COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING; JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING - Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate course of action.

  • DEDUCTIVE REASONING – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL REASONING – Knowledge and application of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

  • NEAR VISION – The ability to see details at close range

  • PROBLEM SENSITIVITY AND SOLUTION GENERATION – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and select a solution that makes the most sense

  • ANALYZING DATA OR INFORMATION – Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

  • ORGANIZING, PLANNING AND PRIORITIZING WORK – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish your work and the work of the department

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering; plus 7-10 years practical experience; Master’s degree in Business Administration or other, preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a team

  • Knowledge of pump and small frame motors is preferred.

  • Practical knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite, ERP (JD Edwards), and Manufacturing Intelligence Software (Hertzler).

  • Regular and reliable.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and have lawful access to controlled technology as required for this position.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Micropump

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies

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