Welsh & Associates

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Director of Engineering

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Battle Creek, MI
$1 - $999,999
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jul 06, 2017
Job ID
Plans, organizes and directs the engineering departments to meet company objectives for design, new product development, maintenance and improvement of existing product lines.

  • Manages policy deployment in the areas of lean manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction methods, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and other key performance indicators.
  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.
  • Works with the Manufacturing, Operations and Quality Manager to review and monitor quality and process improvements and new product development.
  • Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.
  • Insures compliance at all levels with the set policies and guidelines of the company chain of command.
  • Identifies, communicates and drives implementation of capital investments and improvement projects.
  • Manages compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Budgetary responsibility and control, includes initiating cost cutting activities/KAIZEN depending on departmental and company needs.
  • Determines problems that cannot be corrected with his/her assigned resources then contacting the appropriate personnel to obtain needed support to correct.
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management or related field.
  • 8+ years' experience working in a manufacturing setting with prior management experience.
  • Experience with metal manufacturing processes such as stamping, hot or cold forging, heat treating, milling, grinding, or CNC machining processes a plus.
  • Experience with robotics, vision systems a plus.



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