• Manufacturing Engineering Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Sycamore
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: "An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product." Becker's foundational principle represents our everyday commitment to you. It's the driving force behind our partnerships with the world's leading distributors, a state of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money. It means we're proud of the way we do business.

    IDEAL brings you products that make your job easier; products that you can rely on, with warranties you can trust; products that are available whenever and wherever you need them. Every IDEAL product comes with the promise made by our founder more than 90 years ago.


    The Manufacturing Engineering Manager provides overall leadership to the Manufacturing Engineering and Tool & Die departments in the design, development and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, equipment and tooling required for the assembly and manufacturing of new and existing products. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will also lead all Lean activities focused on streamlining processes and eliminating unnecessary waste from all aspects of the business.


    • Develops new and improved manufacturing processes. This may be completed by analyzing and improving plant layout, purchasing new and more efficient      equipment, and finding ways to reduce manufacturing costs.
    • Manages and prioritizes multiple complex manufacturing engineering projects, ensuring projects meet or exceed requirements, are on-time and within budget.
    • Leads/champions LEAN/continuous improvement within manufacturing that include equipment/fixture design and/or process changes.
    • Partners with design engineering to transition new products from product      development to a production environment.
    • Partners with Supply Chain and Quality in the performance assessment and on-going monitoring of our manufacturing suppliers.
    • Monitors and reports on items such as cost reductions, downtime and capital expenditures.
    • Prepares cost estimates and capital requests for proposed projects and evaluates cost factors.


    • Requires a four year degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering or related field.
    • 7 - 10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering with at least two years in a leadership role within a manufacturing organization.
    • Previous experience successfully leading and implementing LEAN tools and techniques within a manufacturing environment, with demonstrated positive results.
    • Solid background in design and manufacturing principles, with preferred      experience in machining and injection molding. 
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and project management      tools/software. Working knowledge of CAD software, Solidworks preferred.

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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