Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this position will manage and support multiple complex capital projects and launching new customer products. Responsibilities heavily emphasize capital equipment project development and execution and managing these projects with the discipline and tools of a formalized project management process. Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Effectively manage activities with an emphasis on safety, quality, productivity, timing, and budget allowances of the project.
Follow a formalized project management process and employ the appropriate tools to support flawless execution of capital projects.
Develop robust project plans, gain cross functional alignment, and deliver per plan.
Work with Procurement and OEMs to properly specify, procure, accept, install and validate capital equipment.
Direct and manage activities of plant staff and external contractors to safely execute the project.
Support productivity and cost reduction projects. Assist with the implementation of best practices.
Work with the VP Operations, Maintenance Manager, Quality Manager, Plant staff, Commercial teams, and Finance staff to develop feasibility studies and mutually agreeable implementation plans which meet cost and timing criteria.
Communicate and resolve technical, timing, and budgetary issues related to projects as they arise. Publish weekly project status reports outlining projects status and issues to Director of Engineering.
Communicate with plant on a regular basis to understand short-term and long-term project performance and support resolution of plant issues.
Understand plant infrastructure, molding machines, and related equipment, as well as requirements for changes and upgrades to improve safety, quality, and overall efficiency.
Communicate and resolve technical, timing, and budgetary issues related to projects as they arise.
Develop and manage task lists, timelines, and resources for completion of projects.
20% travel potentially required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent experience in a technical or engineering field
Minimum of (5) years engineering and manufacturing experience, including formalized project management experience. Proven experience managing multiple resources and complex projects.
Previous experience with single, three and six layer Blow Molding. Accumulator and Continuous head Blow Molding Machine knowledge. Plastics manufacturing/engineering strongly preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate technical and financial information and to complete project assignments on time and within approved budgets.
Knowledge and demonstrated use of project management processes, tools & techniques.
Strong management, communication, and people skills.
Strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Experience using SolidWorks or Creo, 3D modeling.