Mfg. Engineering Supervisor - 1st shift

  • PUREM by Eberspaecher
  • 2035 Charles H Orndorf Drive, Brighton, MI, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Automotive Engineering Manufacturing

Job Description

  • Oversee:      8 Manf. Engineers
  • Reports:       Engineering Manager
  • Must Have:  Tier 1 experience,  7 - 10 years’ experience – prefer a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Must Have: Plant Floor experience,  We will consider a Sr. Mfg. Engineer that wants to be in the next level.

Objective of the Position: Directs and coordinates all manufacturing engineering activities at the plant for products, services or ideologies by performing duties personally or through subordinates. Approves all engineering/drawing changes and tooling design and improvements. Initiates and implements cost reduction and quality improvement projects.


Essential Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

    • Coordination of Manufacturing Engineering activities after product has launched for the plant assigned.
    • Researches and formulates new manufacturing & quality improvement projects that involve improved methods, standards, tools, practice
    • Communicates with company personnel and suppliers / vendors to resolve project /quality / customer issues, timing plans, equipment design and delivery strategies, project launch timing and details, engineering changes, etc.
    • Reviews and analyses proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived and possible application justify expenditures. Submits proposals considered feasible to management for consideration and allocation of funds. Conducts experiments and studies utilizing technology proposals to generate factual data on technology / process capabilities to support proposals.
    • Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures, progress reports in order to inform management of current status of projects
    • Initiates, manages and follows cost reduction projects to reduce manufacturing cost and the cost and consumption of consumables
    • Interfaces with production to coordinate / resolve daily problem issues, needed improvements and future plans for manufacturing
    • Ensure robustness of manufacturing data, routings, BOM, etc.

Secondary Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

    • Conduct all business related activities for, and on the behalf of, Eberspaecher within the limits of applicable local, state, and federal legal requirements.
    • Provide support to, and compliance with, all local and corporate Eberspaecher Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies, procedures and other HSE related requirements.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and follows all ENA polices related to TS16949 and ISO 14001; looks for way to improve and promote quality.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirement Profile:


Professional Background / Basic Qualification / Work Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Engineering or closely related field.
    • Minimum 5 years’ working as a Manufacturing Engineering in processing development.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience working for a manufacturing supplier preferably automotive.
  • Minimum five years’ experience supervising employees in a manufacturing environment.

    • Training in Lean Manufacturing Methods
    • Ability to travel domestically by car or plane.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office and SAP.


Technical Expertise:

    • Ability to analyze data and prepare reports and projections.
    • Ability to apply mathematical concepts and operations, including calculations, percentages, etc.
    • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos, and write correspondence.
  • Analytical- Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions.

    • Knowledge of continuous improvement of products for manufacturability.
    • Knowledge of engineering fundaments, mechanical systems, automotive systems, and exhaust systems.
  • Project Management- Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Strives to continuously improve expertise, knowledge and skills.


Methodical Competence:

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks smoothly in situations containing a moderate to high level of stress.
    • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

    • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
    • The ability to follow-up on projects and ensure all items are completed on time with all necessary data required and supporting documentation.
    • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Strategic Thinking- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Interpersonal Competence:

    • Ability to be self-motivated and to work with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to effectively present information to customers, supplier, coworkers and management.
    • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality.
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to work as a Team Member towards overall company objectives. Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

    • Communicate and present proper information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Customer Service – Ability to manage difficult customers Responds promptly to their needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Initiative- Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation- Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets other’s attention.
  • Interpersonal skills-Focuses on solving conflict.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions based on gathered facts; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process, Makes timely decisions.
  • Leadership- Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
  • Motivation- Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with dignity, respect and consideration.


Supervisory Competence:

  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Managing people- Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.

  • Supervise employees, Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of dept. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance.


Working Conditions:

  • This position involves working indoors around mechanical and hazards, fumes, irritants, with exposure to cold, heat and high noise levels under adverse conditions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.


Physical Requirements:

Sits: Frequently 2.5 - 5.5 hours daily

Stands: Frequently 2.5 - 5.5 hours daily

Walks: Frequently 2.5 - 5.5 hours daily

Drive: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 0-10 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 10-20 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 20-50 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 50- over 100 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Reach Above: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Bend/Stoop: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Use Hands for Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Use Hands for Manipulations: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Stress Level of Job: Moderate