Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Posted October 25, 2023


Little Ferry, NJ – Full-time

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is in a mission-critical position.  They plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of the engineering department as it pertains to facilitating efficient manufacturing operations across the organization. They also apply their knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrates and improves manufacturing systems or related processes.

REPORTS TO: V.P. Engineering

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads Engineering team in the development, review, and improvement of manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluates and identifies potential failures related to operational processes, efficiency, and quality loss, identifies solutions, and remediates roadblocks using corrective and preventive actions.
  • Using available technology, defines and communicates design intent and engineering tolerances that help engineers and manufacturers optimally control variations in manufacturing processes.
  • Creates job methods utilizing engineering expertise.
  • Creates detail prints of fixtures and tooling.
  • Assigns engineers to implement improvements.
  • Provides operator training when introducing new processes.
  • Ensures compliance with health and safety laws, regulations, and guidelines, including EPA and OSHA requirements.
  • Conducts tests and or reviews feedback from operators when new fixtures or tooling are implemented to determine means of improving production.
  • Aids in maintaining fixtures, tooling, and other equipment.
  • Proposes and implements cost reduction programs.
  • Establishes and maintains production floor layout to improve efficiency of operations.
  • Authors Work Instructions pertaining to production processes.
  • Fulfills customer engineering or suppliers engineering requests as needed.
  • Completes quality system requirements as they pertain to specific job functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises up to 10 team members within the Engineering department.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Minimum 10 Years management experience in contract manufacturing.
  • Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or equivalent, or a minimum of ten years of related experience and training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of ISO9001 / ISO13485 QMS, and FDA requirements.
  • Knowledge of EPA and OSHA requirements
  • Experience with precision, low to mid volume machining and assembly equipment, tooling, fixturing, and gauging.
  • Experience with PFMEA, CAPA and GD&T.
  • Working knowledge in the use of Mastercam or equivalent software to program CNC equipment and model creation.
  • Computer skills required: E2 MRP Systems; Microsoft Office Suite; Project Management Software; Ability to write and send E-mails to peers, reports, customers, and suppliers as needed.


  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Occasionally required to stand.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Continually required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used:  CNC Machine Tools, Inspection tools, CMM, Comparator, ETC.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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