Engineering Manager (EM - KY) Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Salary: USD85000 - USD95000 per year + bonus

Responsibilities - Die cast Engineering Manager

Plans, organizes and directs die cast engineering function to meet company objectives for new product/process development, production launch  and continuous improvement of existing product lines while ensuring compliance to the organizations quality system procedures.

 Defines, Develops and deploys procedures and methods to ensure compliance to the organizations quality system.

 Responsible to review quality issues and make recommendations to improve product quality through process and/or die changes.

 Ability to review and decipher solidification models (MAGMA, EKK) and direct staff to refine process changes to ensure proper solidification profile is maintained in the production environment.

 Provides engineering leadership/guidance in the areas of casting process, equipment, DC tooling, part prints and specifications development.

 Oversees and ensures engineering cost data is accurate for quotations and Supports Accounting department in development of product costing standards.

 Defines and develops DC engineering CapEX and Expense budget and oversees expenditure to be in compliance with approved budget.  Reports out to executive management on department spending and capital projects as required.

 Recommends modifications to processes, die designs, methods, materials and layouts for product/process improvement based on manufacturing needs and capabilities while ensuring overall financial metrics are not compromised.

 Builds, develops and manages DC engineering team capable of carrying out needed initiatives.

 Researches, recommends, develops and deploys new technology, as applicable, to enhance the organizations quality and production capabilities.

 Responsible for ensuring all projects are completed on time and in compliance with the quality and financial metrics.



Supervises members in the DC Production Engineering Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining members; addressing complaints and resolving problems/conflicts.


Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in engineering from four-year college or university and minimum ten (10) years work experience in OE automotive high volume HPDC production of which minimum five  (5) years managerial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


TECHNICAL SKILLS - Engineering Manager

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Requires working knowledge of GD&T, APQP, PFMEA, MSA, DOE, and other Automotive industry systems and procedures as applicable.  Requires  knowledge of die design, solidification modeling, HPDC DCMs, Robotic systems etc.


 Engineering Manager, TS16949, Die Cast, Machining