Affinity Executive Search is looking for a Plant Engineering Manager

    Bowling Green, OH area
    Salary up to 130K + bonus potential…

    Fast-paced manufacturer is seeking a Plant Engineering Manager to work in their mass production manufacturing organization. As the Plant Engineering Manager, you will report to the Plant Manager and will oversee the engineering and maintenance teams. Daily you will be responsible for the following tasks:

    Lead, coach and mentor the engineering and maintenance teams and meeting company quality expectations
    Champion the established engineering capital budget and work with corporate team members to establish and track
    Understand and maximize plant capacity and machine utilization
    Lead Industry 4.0 initiatives for the plant
    Focus and initiate continuous improvement activity for the site
    Oversee the launch engineering team to ensure that launch activity is meeting scheduled deadlines
    Oversee and improve the plant preventative maintenance program
    Lead efforts to minimize downtime
    Monitor and improve engineering and maintenance KPIs and metrics
    Hold engineering and maintenance staff accountable to team and plant goals
    Ensure that the plant is laid out to maximize efficiencies
    Interface with customers as a plant technical expert

    Candidates should enjoy working in a team environment, leading and directing the engineering and maintenance staff, delegating engineering tasks, holding the engineering team accountable to goals and initiatives and improving established systems. The company offers competitive medical benefits (including dental and vision), short-term and long-term disability, 401K, paid holidays and vacations.


    1. Minimum of a Bachelors degree, ideally a technical degree, with at least three years of related manufacturing engineering management experience
    2. Experience overseeing manufacturing and/or process engineers
    3. Experience working in high-volume manufacturing environments
    4. Experience with continuous improvement activities, including scrap reduction, increasing efficiencies, etc.
    5. Experience with preventative maintenance programs
    6. Experience overseeing capital equipment projects
    7. A strong understanding of plant capacity and machine utilization
    8. Microsoft Office, specifically Excel


    1. Automotive supplier experience
    2. Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies
    3. Experience working with a CMMS system

    Candidates are preferred to be local to the Bowling Green, Ohio area.

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