Manager, Manufacturing Engineering (Power Electronics)

Palo Alto, CA /
Manufacturing Engineering – Manufacturing Engineering /
Full Time
·         Lead and manage assembly line equipment, automation and process projects from initial concept to full scale production. Responsible for successful project execution measured in terms of cost, safety, performance and delivery schedule
·         Ensure equipment and process compliance with applicable standards, policies, acts, regulations and codes.
·         Directly lead, manage and mentor engineers. Foster an environment where individuals flourish
·         Develop equipment and process specifications, assess vendor capabilities and make sourcing recommendations based on data
·         Provide in depth design for manufacture (DFM) feedback to the Product Engineering team to ensure that our assembly processes are cost efficient, robust and deliver high quality results
·         Solve technically complex problems using fundamental, data driven methodologies
·         Lead research and development activities for new manufacturing technologies that address assembly and automation challenges
·         Lead feasibility studies to aid validation of manufacturing strategies
·         Partner with and manage expectations between cross functional teams to ensure stakeholder engagement and satisfaction with the engineering solutions delivered
·         Develop standards and processes as a foundation for how the Manufacturing Engineering team operate
·         Provide technical expertise and support to enable the Operations team to succeed including training, documentation and trouble shooting
·         Identify and drive corrective actions for process quality and performance issues
·         BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics (or equivalent)
·         Hands-on experience in building/troubleshooting automation systems and acquiring experimental data
·         Minimum of 5 years experience in an automated manufacturing environment
·         1+ year experience in a high tech, non-automotive, industry to ensure that fresh ideas are brought in
·         Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges
·         Demonstrated success at planning for and project managing equipment or facility installations
·         Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning systems quickly
·         Communicate effectively with direct team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization. This includes exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
·         Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills
·         Experience in complex electro-mechanical system design
·         Experience transitioning automated systems from prototype to production
·         Experience with 2D & 3D software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Catia)
·         Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required
Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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