Job Vacancy Manufacturing Engineering Manager Dana

Job title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Company: Dana

Job description: Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world’s original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.


  • Develop new or modify existing methods to manufacture products ensuring that such methods meet quality and production standards as well as health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • Plan, prioritize and budget manufacturing engineering and continuous improvement projects for the plant.
  • Participate in objective setting, plan development and performance review of plant performance to meet or exceed annual business improvement targets.
  • Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage capacity planning.
  • Prepare, manage and control the department budget that meets or exceeds plant goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and lead responsible salaried staff in supplier evaluation, suppliers, accountability, capability, and on-time delivery; and in commissioning equipment determining its safety, capacity and capability prior to production acceptance.
  • Initiates and carries out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Participate in scrap reduction focusing on reducing part-related scrap, working with product engineering, production, suppliers and quality.
  • Determine optimum plant layout and process flow to achieve optimal output.
  • Develop relationships with equipment suppliers to improve customer service, response time, etc.
  • Determine manufacturing scope and requirements in new-business quotes, APQP and product launches.
  • Maintain and manage a trained qualified capable staff able to execute the design, modification, vendor-selection, purchase and installation of new or upgraded equipment or plant facilities.

Experience Required/Preferred:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 5 years of management experience in manufacturing and process engineering (union experience preferred).
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems, manufacturing design, error-proofing, and ergonomics, health & safety and APQP
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to influence, escalate issues and ideas, and persuade team and positively manage conflict
  • Thorough understanding of process engineering principles
  • Proficient in TS16949, AIAG, and Customer Specific requirements
  • Thorough understanding of process engineering principles
  • Business Acumen with strong organizational skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated people management abilities and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Product launch experience preferred.
  • Possess ability to recognize improvement opportunities and the ambition to make a difference
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proven ability to solve problems in a logical fashion that identifies and resolves true root cause
  • Familiarity with CMMS systems preferred
  • Knowledge of machining and assembly processes, equipment, fixturing and tooling

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per Dana policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Dana will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.​

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Location: Pottstown, PA

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 03:21:57 GMT

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