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Dayton, Ohio

Advanced Engineering Manager




Advanced Engineering Manager


An outstanding tier-1 automotive supplier has an immediate need for an Advanced Engineering Manager.  In this position, you will direct all new model engineering and operations functions as they pertain to coordination, testing, quality, die development, equipment, manufacturing cell development and installation.  The AE Manager will oversee a department of up to 25 people with 4 direct reports. 


This $500M+ company is known for their world class manufacturing, and they have been a dominant employer in Ohio over the last 15 years!  This position is based at the company Headquarters / Manufacturing Facility and offers a lot of visibility along with advancement opportunities!  Additionally, they offer an exceptional benefits package, including a car allowance and lucrative bonus program.  If you are looking for job security, this is the company for you! 


Core Responsibilities:

Directly manage the overall New Model & Advanced Engineering operations including a staff of up to 25 engineering and technical employees

Will coordinate plant activities through the planning with department managers to ensure total manufacturing objectives are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner

Develop and control business plans and the budget

Evaluate capabilities and the performance of all technical personnel develop action plans to drive improvement / training

Control and minimize labor overtime and repair expenses

Participate in the annual business planning process

Monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards

Partner with Product Engineering on all new model launches to ensure equipment is ready for mass production

Any additional projects as required


Essential Requirements:


BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

At least 10 years of experience leading technical functions in an automotive high-volume metal forming operation

Commitment to safety and the wellbeing of all employees

Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office products along with Project Management skills

Ability to communicate well, both written and verbally, along with exceptional problem-solving skills

Can manage in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities with a strong attention to detail

Dynamic personality that is not afraid to challenge others in a professional manner



Key words: Advanced Engineering, New Model, Automotive, Technical, Maintenance, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, High Volume, Metal Forming, Stamping, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, KPI’s, Non-Union, Japanese, Tier-1, Coordination, Testing, Die Development, Budget