Engineering Manager

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Engineering Manager

Exide Technologies

Manchester Iowa


The Engineering Manager is responsible for the development, support, and improvement of the manufacturing processes for the plant. Will lead a team of Process and Continuous improvement engineers.


  • Capital Expense planning and budgeting.
  • Realization and follow up of approved projects
  • Directs and accountable for all lean and continuous improvement activities
  • Provide technical support to other departments
  • Coordinate projects with other departments
  • Provide training and guidance based on the requirements of each project
  • Coach and develop each member of the engineering team
  • Calculate the capacity of the factory according to the production needs
  • Improve the reliability efforts of the Engineering department. Implement key reliability metrics such as Mean Time Between Failure and drive a systematic approach towards reliability efforts that will decrease down time and increase production throughput. Train managers on the use of these of these metrics.


Experience / Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering related field.
At least 5 years of experience managing engineering teams.
Understanding of manufacturing cost drivers and knowledge of continuous cost improvement processes
Investigations and benchmarking activities with all the departments in order to know other standards and technologies and propose improvements based on this. Work with suppliers on equipment issues.
Teambuilding and teamwork activities intra and interdepartmental to share, clarify and track targets and results. Mentoring efforts have positive affect on plants overall performance. Experience in work orders.
Experience setting and managing annual budget. Spend approval for engineering contracts with machinery and installations suppliers, look for improved prices for machinery, spare parts, etc. Cost estimating. Preparation of capital requests. Recognition and communication of both benefits and risks. Cash out preparation and managing.
Knowledge related to legal regulations and contractual relationships which can affect performance and applications in the workplace.


Proven knowledge and demonstrated skills in Project Management, use of a structured approach to project leadership, project status management and oversight. Plan and communicate the scope of projects. Lead collaborators’ team. View priorities and creatively apply different types of resources to achieve the agreed objectives. Tracking of plans, results and new improvement proposals to the team and top management. Ability to manage multiple projects / priorities simultaneously.
General technical knowledge in utilities, electronics, mechanical, chemical, pneumatic, hydraulics, installations designs, etc. General knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC software preferred.
Demonstrated ability to analyze data and metrics to create understanding, make sound decision making, problem solve and manage performance and progress over time. Experience in how to analyze the failed process.
Skills in planning, organizing and priority setting, including resource allocation and management.
Teambuilding and teamwork activities intra and interdepartmental, and with other factories and units in the company (and if possible with other factories to share, clarify and track targets and results).
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Fully capable of communicating, negotiating, making presentations and reporting in English, at a Business and technical English level and cope successfully in an environment exclusive of English-speaking.


Travel / Other Requirements:
Plant environment. Some travel may be required.

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