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Manufacturing Engineering Manager 


Position Overview

Hands-on technical professional who develops and improves manufacturing processes to increase efficiency, quality, and safety. This position is responsible for providing the overall process design and suggesting measures for improvement of manufacturing, thereby increasing productivity and improving manufacturing costs.


Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities (*identifies Essential Functions)

  • Accountable for safety, costs and quality targets for assigned areas.

  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.

  • Write clear, detailed job instructions

  • Create and implement process control plans

  • Lead 1st article manufacturing validation activity for design changes

  • Work with Product Engineering to identify and correct product related issues on the line

  • Must have strong on-the-fly problem solving skills

  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency

  • Strong voice for new product design for manufacturability

  • Confer with vendors and engineering to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards

  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions

  • Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes

  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential

  • Research and purchase enabling manufacturing technology

  • Other duties as assigned




Education and Experience

  • BS in Engineering (mechanical, electrical or industrial) plus a minimum of 3+ years related work experience in automotive manufacturing environment

  • Green Belt/ Black Belt certification preferred

  • Design for manufacturing experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert level of understanding of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Strong functional “hands on” experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • GD&T knowledge required

  • Process design & layout experience

  • Knowledge of basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic, electro-mechanical systems required

  • Knowledge of APQP, PFMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan

  • Knowledge of ISO/ TS required

  • Self-starter and works with minimum supervision

  • Knowledge of Solidworks and Microsoft products is essential

    Essential Physical Functions


  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment.  (Exposure to extreme temperatures, chemical fumes and fiberglass.)

  • Must be able to wear steel-toe shoes

  • Must be able to work any shift as needed.  Hours will vary based on production needs.

Equipment Used

  • Computer

  • Power tools

  • Measuring tools

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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