Head of Manufacturing Engineering

Requisition ID:  24814
Job Location(s): 

Utica, NY, US

Job Description

The Head of Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for providing day to day direction to staff on manufacturing process issues including quality and capacity. A successful candidate will be directing engineering resources to support product transfers or new product startups,  and new production equipment installations and qualifications.  This position performs a wide variety of duties to ensure quality and reliability of products produced on all production lines.  The Head of Manufacturing Engineering is a key member of the Management team that leads by example and promotes data driven analysis and decisions.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with peers in other Danfoss Silicon Power locations to transfer and qualify new processes and equipment that is consistent and compliant with IATF 16949. 
  • Act as the Engineering focal point for the Utica site, collaborating with R&D, and Supply Chain value streams in other Danfoss Silicon Power locations.
  • Provide day to day leadership and feedback to engineering staff, ensuring training and personal development for each employee
  • Provide guidance and leadership to group that emphasizes continuous improvement, especially in quality and productivity
  • Provide direction to staff to facilitate the transfer of new products from development, or other manufacturing production plants to Utica production.  Provide input and support for the Design Review phase gate process.  
  • Champion Lean Manufacturing activities through the Danfoss Business Systems (DBS) methodologies
  • Ability to travel internationally typically < 10%

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial engineering, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ Engineering Management experience  in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Project Planning and Process Development
  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Familiarity with electronics assembly equipment such as die attach, solder, cleaning, wire bond and gel filling
  • Analytical and organizational mindset together with effectiveness in building and implementing new processes and procedures
  • Proactive and dynamic approach in challenging existing processes and exploring new opportunities
  • Ability to foster teamwork within the group in an open and communicative style

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

 

Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

 

 

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 


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