13 days old

Director, Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering

Kenosha, WI
As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. 
The Director, Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering is a highly visible, hands-on leader responsible for developing and implementing solutions for manufacturing and industrial engineering projects. This position will lead continuous improvement efforts which in turn yield high results throughout assembly, paint, fabrication and surface mount technology (SMT) departments.
  • Identify, justify and deliver significant manufacturing continuous improvement and cost reductions
  • Manage daily activities of manufacturing and industrial engineering team; Lead, motivate, coach/mentor and engage team to drive and maximize performance
  • Provide project management leadership through direct reports and others
  • Ensure manufacturing process optimization, capacity utilization, energy consumption and waste reduction
  • Analyze manufacturing process flows for continuous improvement opportunities for quality, cost and throughput
  • Provide leadership for lean strategies and activities 
  • Coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products
  • Partner with production and engineering areas to conduct technical training and introduce new processes
  • Drive the investments on new initiatives and other changes necessary to improve production efficiency, quality and operational safety
  • Participate in engineering design reviews; evaluate and approve drawings, routings, specifications and other documents
  • Support all efforts and implementation of ISO9001
  • Manage department budget and perform capital expenditure analysis
  • BS in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Operations/Manufacturing Systems; Masters preferred
  • Related experience in a Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering leadership role
  • Working knowledge of sheet metal design and assembly manufacturing methods, injection molded plastic design and manufacturing techniques (SMT preferred)
  • Previous experience working in a high mix, low volume vertically integrated facility preferred
  • Working knowledge of incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lighting fixture operation, solid state or LED lighting, circuits, electrical components, reflector design, schematics, photometrics, and related options and accessories preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with lean strategies
  • Proven engineering project management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and 3D CAD/CAM systems
Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you. 

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