Engineering Manager in Kent, WA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description

Manage strategic and day-to-day engineering functions by utilizing extensive knowledge of Carlisle IT and/or industry standards for cable and connector assembly practices to provide technical leadership and guidance to the Manufacturing Engineering and Test Engineering Teams. Manage and coordinate the work of engineering staff placing particular emphasis on process development and standardize cost estimating efforts with the objective of streamlining production lines to increase/expand capacity. Works closely with the Sales and Operations teams to ensure profitable competitive costing models, ownership of full cycle New Product Introduction procedures and use of analytics to improve margin performance through improvement initiatives


• Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of Manufacturing, Test Engineering processes, tooling and methods
• Provide guidance regarding design/manufacturing concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques
• Maintain records and reporting system for coordination and evaluation of product performance vs. estimates in order to evaluate variances and drive improved alignment and profitability
• Conduct a continuous search of new materials, processes and procedures to enhance and improve core production lines
• Responsible for the alignment of engineering personnel in releasing new products into production to ensure optimized performance
• Prepare budgets, schedules and justifications to maintain and develop new product lines
• Prepare Authorization for Capital Expenditure (ACE) requests
• Assist sales in presentations, technical requirements and general advertising literature
• Works closely with Project Managers, Program Managers and Inside Sales to ensure customer issues are identified and resolved and commitments are clearly communicated and accepted
• Maintains the appropriate Engineering Performance Metrics to ensure alignment with Plant objectives
• Communicates design concerns, drawing errors, interpretation issues and manufacturability enhancements to customer technical contacts as necessary. Able to fully understand CarlisleIT's production capabilities and data requirements and communicate professionally with customer personnel
• Assesses cost impact of customer changes to develop a cost estimate with Product Engineering for sales
• Provides Sales with technical support involving industry standards, military specifications, CarlisleIT production capabilities and material requirements
• Works with CarlisleIT New Product Development department when necessary to aid CarlisleIT and customer in developing a manufacturable solution
• Provides support to bid/no-bid business strategy decisions, new product implementation and feasibility studies
• Serves as technical lead to Engineering Teams. Provide training and expertise necessary to develop and groom personnel in department

• Combined sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
• Manual dexterity used occasionally with repetitive finger motion
• Occasional lifting of 25 pounds and in a few cases up to 50 pounds
• Occasional pushing, pulling, and stooping to accomplish tasks
• Hearing and speaking required regularly
• Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision and the ability to identify colors and adjust focus
•Other duties as required in support of the department and the company•

• Responsible for the direction, coordination and evaluation of engineering personnel. Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety and applicable laws
• Responsibilities include interview, hire and train employees; plan, assist and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems
• Provide ongoing training to applicable staff to develop and encourage their technical and operational performance. Meet with appropriate staff on a timely basis for performance evaluations and goal setting
• Ensure company standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all Engineering department functions
• Display effective leadership as defined by the Carlisle IT Model Manager guidelines

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

• Knowledge of wire/cable harnessing and/or electro-mechanical industry and Connector Manufacturing
• Strong understanding of Product Quoting, Manufacturing Capability Develop and New Product Development and proven ability to improve supporting processes and profitability
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Exercise sound judgment and leadership skills in making management decisions
• A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills
• An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive professional image
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Familiarity with Design Software preferred
• Knowledge of molding and over-molding preferred
• Knowledge Machine Shop and Machining Operations preferred

• Bachelor degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or related Engineering field or equivalent experience
• Eight to ten years' experience, including standard developments, equipment justifications, plant layouts and facilities design in manufacturing industries
Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739

• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

• Clear ANSI Z87.1 safety rated glasses are required for the job when in the manufacturing areas
This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
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