Engineering Manager


On Site
USD 110,000.00 - 140,000.00 per year
Full Time


Research and development
Design for manufacturability
Training and development
IT management
Design engineering
Continuous improvement
Lean manufacturing
Six Sigma
Portfolio management
Product design
Customer relationship management
Strategic planning
Goal oriented
Microsoft Office
Conflict resolution

Job Details

Location: Hastings, MN
Salary: $110,000.00 USD Annually - $140,000.00 USD Annually
Our Hastings, MN manufacturing client has an immediate need for an Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities: The Engineering Manager oversees all aspects of the engineering function, from planning programs to aligning engineering activities with organizational objectives. Leading cross-functional teams, they ensure successful product outcomes from concept to market introduction. Key responsibilities include:

Materials, Process & Technology Leadership:
  • Lead Design Engineering, Tooling Development, and New Technology/Materials Development efforts.
  • Formulate and lead cross-functional teams to enhance new product processes using Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Collaborate with Sales and R&D for successful launch of new materials and technologies.
  • Develop and maintain high-quality idea-to-launch and portfolio management processes.
  • Stay abreast of market benchmarks, best practices, and post-launch reviews to improve processes and product design.
  • Provide technical leadership in development processes, implementing Design for Manufacturability standards.
  • Identify and implement improvements in manufacturing methods and technologies.
  • Foster internal and external customer relationships to ensure effective utilization of components, materials, and tools.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans aligned with company visions and initiatives.
  • Evaluate, justify, and execute Capital needs per Strategic Plan.
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Extrusion Experience
  • Tool and Die Experience
  • Ability to foster a great team environment and culture.

  • Engage cross-functional teams at various levels within the organization.
  • Ensure team members understand their roles and execute them effectively, emphasizing design for manufacturability.
  • Set measurable goals and objectives, providing consistent performance feedback.
  • Regularly review individual progress and provide advice and direction.
  • Offer opportunities for skill enhancement through external training and development.
  • Stay updated on engineering technology and trends, fostering innovation within the company.
  • Collaborate with plant management on evaluating and purchasing manufacturing equipment.

  • Communicate with stakeholders to identify engineering and tooling needs and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Keep the department informed of overall company performance and objectives.
  • Meet with customers as needed to understand requirements and explore improvement opportunities.

Qualifications: Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant Engineering field, Master's preferred.
  • 5+ years of custom profile extrusion experience with increasing responsibility.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience of technical staff.
  • Thermoplastic materials technology development experience.
  • Demonstrated competence in Extrusion Tool & Die.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities to coordinate workflow.
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to continuous learning.
  • Strong decision-making and independent thinking.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, CAD/CAM programs (e.g., SolidWorks), and relevant software.
  • Proficient in conflict management, influencing, and negotiation.


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