Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 7/13/2019

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Job Description

Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Job Description

  • Main Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions of the Position):

    • Leads, supervises and directs the engineering department which includes tool design, manufacturing planning, and document control.

    • Key member of the management team.

    • Provide leadership and direction to the product development group where product issues are identified, detailed, improved upon or corrected early in the product development process

    • Provide leadership and direction in manufacturing lean processes as required in product flow, tooling and standard work procedures

    • Provide leadership to Bid and Proposal process for the site

    • Work with product marketing to assist in the product bid and proposal pricing process

    • Provide input for manufacturability, direct and non recurrent cost as part of the bid and proposal process

    • Provide leadership for engineering project management

    • Provide assistance to operation in meeting financial goals per annual operating plan

    • Provide leadership during technical information exchange with customers

    • Provide implementation of manufacturing that is process dependant

    • Product planning, scheduling and tracking of product development cycles and acquisition of needed resources when appropriate

    • Develop and write product engineering specifications that meet the vision set forth by the product/marketing requirements documents

    • Ensure customer requirements are met during the product development process and all appropriate requirements are incorporated in to product insuring that key features are tested and that products certified to be ready to ship; are in fact ready to ship

    • Work closely with in house and out of house developers; leading them to a successful product deliverable by cooperatively working together on product features and prioritization of software development change requests.

    • Train the product engineer’s tools such as 8D, PFMEA, DMEA, lean design concepts and ensure the engineering team uses structured gate review process during product development

    • Provide leadership to configuration management and design and drafting management by establishing drafting standards and standard components in design

    • Conduct skill set analysis of the group and identify methods to reduce the gap

    • Develop and mature an engineering culture and infrastructure for the company

    • Demonstrated knowledge of the engineering requirements with military and government programs

    • Reviews and makes recommendations on policies and procedures to maximize department operating performance

    • Team leader for cause and corrective action team, a cross-functional team that includes members from Quality and Manufacturing functions.

    • Participates in the annual strategic planning and budgeting process, with budgetary responsibility for the Engineering Department.

    • Supports manufacturing and other departments as an internal customer.

    • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•         Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering discipline or a technical field

•         Experience and/or knowledge of Unigraphics CAD/CAM preferred

•         Ten years experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

•         Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices

  • Aero space or Automotive industry related manufacturing, product development and project management experience highly desirable

  • Six Sigma, Lean Product development, Kaizen Activity are highly desirable

  • Must be proficient in the use of MS-Office tools

  • Project Management skills are highly desired

•         Management experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

•         Ability to lead a group of people in a constructive, productive and fair manner

•         Ability to manage numerous projects and meet deadlines as required

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars

•         Strong analytical and communication skills

•         Ability to drive relentless root cause analyses to gain from our mistakes

  • Pleasant personality, must interact with all levels of personnel, customers and vendors

  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies

  • Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing

  • Overnight travel as needed to support customer and manufacturing

  • Ability to keep confidential information

  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook

  •  Experience/Training/Education/Certification:

  • Experienced in managing document control, and customer design requirements

  • Experience in Design to Specification processes and Build to Print processes

  • Experienced with line flow, standard work, tooling and LEAN manufacturing applications

  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) experience

  • Implemented and managed engineering Phase Gate Development Process

  • Working knowledge of program prioritization process and work breakdown structures

  • Working knowledge of Estimation to Completion process

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build, manage and lead an engineering department

  • Computer proficient in the following:

  • MS Office including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word

  • AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Inventor (or Solid works)

  • MRP/ERP systems

  • Safety

    Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

  • Must be able to talk or hear.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift from 1 – 50 pounds.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or tools or controls.

  • Must be able to handle stress associated with management position.



    Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


  • Working conditions are:  75% office environment, 25% manufacturing environment.

  • Noise level is moderate in office environment.

  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat.

  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.

  • Fully enclosed shoes, leather construction, must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.


Management reserves the right to:  add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States