Job Listing Description

Chief Manufacturing Engineer

Our client in Manchester, CT is seeking a Chief Manufacturing Engineer for a temp to perm position.

The Chief Manufacturing Engineer (CME) role is the technical leader for Manufacturing Engineering (ME) and is responsible for the manufacturing definition and ME related activities within the program/value stream through its lifecycle within Manchester, CT facility (MCR). The CME leads the Integrated Product Team (IPT) for the assigned program/value stream and acts as the primary representative for ME at program/technical reviews, internally & externally (with customer & suppliers). Will ensure the manufacturing system meets stakeholder requirements including; technical compliance; adherence to ME processes and standards and compliance business case (including quality; delivery and cost). 
Job duties and responsibilities
Delivery of a manufacturing system that fulfils all stakeholder requirements including;
Quality, Health & Safety, design, producibility, business case, etc.
Accountable for the ME metrics including;
Product safety
Quality (including right first time measures)
Delivery (completion of the ME related activities in line with the agreed schedule)
Cost (Non-Recurring Cost (NRC) & Recurring Costs (RC)) as agreed upon in business case
Product development including;
New Product Introductions (NPI)
Responsible for NPI through business learn out
Ensure targets are met during entire lifecycle
Selection of capable manufacturing processes
Validating the capability of the process and/or equipment
Including that all process / test requirements, relating to the manufacturing system, are suitably addressed
Introduction of new technology in line with the Program/Value Stream requirements
Supporting the Make v Buy & subsequent supplier selection process
Responsible for quoting of business case estimates
Ensure adherence to all applicable Quality processes and procedures including;
All regulatory laws and guidelines are complied with
Customer requirements (where mandated)
Export Control and ITAR requirements
Leadership of the IPT including;
Allocation of task in line with the agreed schedule / budget
Ensuring that all ME related reviews (internal & external) are completed to schedule and that the inputs/outputs are managed to the defined process
Inclusive of capturing / auctioning Risk and Lessons Learnt
Ensuring the successful transition of a program from one lifecycle gate to the next
Acting as the ME expert with;
The Program Management/Value Stream leaders
Other internal disciplines
The customer
The nominated supply chain
Support the Design Chief Engineers on their technical reviews (internal & external) as required
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering / related field.
Knowledge of NC programming and machining methods.
Proficient computer skills Microsoft Office and NX Unigraphics.
Advanced knowledge of manufacturing operations & strategies.
Strong time management and project management skills. Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
Capable of interfacing professionally with customers and suppliers.
Strong analytical abilities.

Additional Experience 
10+ years’ experience in related engineering field preferred.
Experience in aerospace environment preferred.
Experience with Vericut preferred.
Experience developing cost models for customer bids preferred
Able to demonstrate the ability to work, and deliver, under own initiative.
Good Technical English language and networking skills.
Prepared to work on the complete range of GKN Aerospace programs, both civil and military.
Able to travel internationally as required.
ME leadership roles within an Aerospace environment including;
Resource management
Budget control
Management of the ME related schedule
Periodic reporting
Acting as the ME technical lead / authority on aerospace programs.
Application of Continuous Improvement (CI) and Lean Management tools and techniques.
Experience working with diverse skill sets.
Good interpersonal team working skills with the ability to influence stakeholders.
Has the ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without direct authority.
Proactive in regard to new developments of expertise required.
Self-motivated, resourceful, strong minded and committed.
Innovative toward all aspects of the job.
Flexible and capable of working in a complex environment.
Job Number: 1810081168
Job Location: Stratford, CT
Duration: 3 months
Input Date: 05/16/2018
Attention: Dale Hightower
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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