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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Req ID: J2264378

  • Ubicación
    San José, CA, California, United States of America
  • Categoría Ingenieria de Manufactura
  • Publicado lunes, 15 de marzo de 2021
  • Tipo Tiempo completo

Descripción del Trabajo

The ME Manager supports Operation’s business development effort with current and potential customers.

Responsible for the establishment of optional manufacturing methods and processes for the organization’s production lines. Lead and motivate a large group of Engineers whose primary responsibility is to define and implement complete manufacturing processes. Provides ongoing review of the effective utilization of equipment, production methods, equipment layout, personnel, and material flow. Provide exceptional support to customers, team members, and shareholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Recruitment and Retention:

  • Recruit, interview and hire Process, Manufacturing Engineers.

  • Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:

  • Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.

  • Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.

  • Coach and mentor Manufacturing Engineering staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.

  • Create and manage succession plans for Manufacturing Engineering function.

Performance Management:

  • Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results

  • Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on team member’s contribution to the Workcell team. Provide coaching and counseling to team member based on feedback.

  • Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.

  • Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.

  • Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.


  • Provide communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.

  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.

  • Ask questions; encourage input from team members

  • Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.


Business Strategy and Direction:

  • Define, develop and implement a Manufacturing Engineering strategy which contributes to the campus strategic directions.

  • Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Manufacturing Engineering.

  • Provide regular updates to BUM, WCM, and Operations Manager on the execution of the strategy.

Cost Management:

  • Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems

  • Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value.

  • Provide feedback to peers (BUMs, WCMs, Functional Managers (FMs) on cost and cost trends.

Forecast Development and Accuracy:

  • Prepare timely forecasts for the department.

  • Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.

  • Anticipate future headcount requirements based on projected business.


  • Knowledge of SMT and Mechanical Assembly considered a strong plus

  • Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management.

  • Assess the adequacy of data gathering methods utilized by the workcells.

  • Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.

  • Prepare quotes for new and potential customers.

  • Forecast future requirements and technical trends to drive gear suppliers in their technology roadmap.

  • Verify reconfiguration requirements and monitor line moves.

  • Lead equipment evaluations. Assure measurement criteria meet all Jabil site requirements worldwide.

  • Explore and monitor new processes and procedures to support customer’s expanding requirements on cutting edge technology and product densification.

  • Assist Manufacturing Engineers with Design for Manufacturability issues.

  • Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.

  • Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes that are “best in field.”  

  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.

  • Periodically “get down in the trenches” to rehabilitate troubled workcells or to help during product launch. Foster a “back to basics” mentality during these times. Lead by example; “walk the talk.”

  • Exchange knowledge and information with other Jabil facilities to ensure best practices are shared throughout the Jabil organization.

  • Ensure 100% adherence to all company policies and procedures (i.e. Health and Safety, Quality and Security).

  • Ensure all sensitive and confidential information is handled appropriately.

  • Drive Lean Manufacturing in a consistent, structured manner throughout the campus.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 3+ years of related experience in the electronics manufacturing industry

  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering philosophies and processes.

  • Proven track record in communication, leadership, business analysis, process development, administration, and change management.

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