Engineering Manager

Location: Chicago

Engineering Manager

Position Summary:

This position is accountable for the planning, development, design, and coordination of engineering projects and manufacturing improvements in assigned facilities. Specific accountabilities include: evaluate manufacturing processes to improve product quality, process efficiencies and machine reliability; improve workflow; validate improvements and product design.


  • Manage a team of project engineers to ensure work is performed according to requirements
    • Manage activities of cost reduction projects – write AFE updates and develop project timelines
    • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of validation standards and regulatory compliance requirements and independently contributes to the development of new validation standards
    • Contributing to long-term strategic development of validation projects with the project engineering team
    • Participate in implementing safety improvements by working with internal and external resources
    • Evaluates and improves manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; incorporating new methods and techniques; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, tooling and materials; soliciting observations from operators; studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying and testing manufacturing methods and equipment
    • Assist in determining root cause and provide corrective action with customer product complaints
    • Participate in projects that support in reducing downtime and scrap
    • Organize, plan and commission new or modified production lines
    • Investigate operational problems affecting production in a systematic and methodical manner
    • Validate implemented manufacturing process improvements to ensure desired results and sustainability
    • Manages and provides leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
    • Responsible for the project and or work group expenditures vs. plan.
    • Implements and understands FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.
    • Ensures compliance with Quality System regulations and safe working practices.
    • Plans, guides, and reviews projects and or work groups under one’s control to produce the desired outcome.
    • Utilizes technical skills to evaluate proposed solutions, adaptations, and modifications to projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline (preferably manufacturing, mechanical or industrial engineering related)
    • Minimum of 10 years work experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, and/or Quality Assurance functions preferably within high speed manufacturing
    • Experience managing validation, quality, or engineering operations in a manufacturing environment
    • Working knowledge of high volume manufacturing
    • Strong interface skills in cross functional participation and influence, mentoring and acceptance of guidance, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross functional team members
    • Desired attainment of nationally recognized certification in manufacturing engineering, such as AME or SME
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone, or in a team environment with limited supervision
    • Excellent computer and data analysis skills. proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), SAP & Data Analysis (such as Minitab) experience a plus