Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Schneider Electric

January 02, 2014

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Manufacturing and Production
Company Overview: 

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider

Job Summary: 

Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Victoria BC

Join Schneider Electric and power your career! Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of all its people around the world. Every day, we empower employees to achieve more and experience exciting careers. Find out how our values and unique position make Schneider Electric the employer of choice.

The Operations Management Team requires a strong and enthusiastic leader to fill the role of Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

The mission of the team is threefold:

  • Serve customer demand
  • Support new product introduction
  • Continuously improve quality and operational efficiency

This position is accountable for managing the manufacturing operations for a variety of products and/or services. Oversees the implementation of manufacturing schedules, personnel requirements, quality control, production standards and safety programs. Develops manufacturing strategies to provide quality/profitable products that meet customer need and distribution schedules. Leads and coordinates the implementation of programs which support these manufacturing strategies

The Manufacturing Engineering manager will lead a team of 15 engineers and technicians with three key responsibilities:

  • The design, development and continuous improvement of automated and manual manufacturing processes
  • The design, development and optimization of specialized automated test equipment and supporting database / ERP system integration
  • Ongoing support and maintenance of automated equipment and the supporting IT infrastructure

In addition to working with the Operations Management Team, the Manufacturing Engineering manager will work closely with Design Engineering, Finance, Purchasing and Marketing.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks:

  • Set the vision and direction for the Manufacturing Engineering team in alignment with the overall Operations vision and objectives
  • Support Engineering and Industrialization functions with the implementation new products at specified cost, quality and capacity
  • Support and participate on interdisciplinary new product development teams
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to improve the quality, responsiveness and efficiency of the manufacturing plant per the Schneider Production System (SPS)
  • Manage the implementation of customer driven customization requests
  • Minimize against plant downtime through scheduled maintenance and timely response
    • Participates in the development and documentation of the manufacturing strategic plan.
    • Identifies specific strategic and tactical opportunities for significantly improving the competitiveness and productivity of manufacturing operations.
    • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop staff to ensure their work meets established targets and standards.
    • Assembles and manages implementation teams for execution of approved projects.
  • Evaluate the recommendations of engineers to ensure they are accurate and consistent with the organization’s short-term production plans.
  • Coordinates projects and strategies with other functional areas.
  • Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.
  • Implement Schneider Production System (SPS) across the Plant
  • Use Lean methodology and change management to support SPS project from implementation thru execution

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven ability to lead a large team, manage competing demands and facilitate interdepartmental cooperation
  • Experience with electronics manufacturing
  • Experience with Lean, six-sigma, kaizen, PFMEA, DFMEA, Short Interval Management, Line Architecture Design Methodology
  • Expertise with ERP/MRP systems
  • Experience with shop-floor data collection systems
  • Proven experience with new product introductions
  • Experience with project management
  • Understanding of supply chain operations
  • Engineering degree in industrial engineering or equivalent
  • 5-10 years experience in manufacturing and in engineering management
  • Undergraduate degree - 3 years

Care. Connect. Challenge. Commit.

Our values define our company. Who we are, our customer approach, how we do business, what it’s like to work here, and the kind of people we want to attract and retain. We care for our planet, our customers, our company, our team, and ourselves. We connect to customers and colleagues; we are open and respectful. We challenge others and embrace challenges ourselves. We commit to change by leading the change.

At Schneider Electric every employee has the power to take control over his or her career. Our comprehensive Total Employee Experience enables employees to manage their professional development and prepare for the next step in their career. This offer includes: a competitive health and wellness package, retirement plans, World Employee Share Ownership Plan, mentoring, internal and international mobility, technical, functional, individual and managerial development, and much more. At Schneider Electric, we’re working together to power the future.

How To Apply: 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please visit our careers website at and reference job number 000R04.

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