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Manager, Engineering (Materials Development)

Company: Canon USA & Affiliates
Location: Newport News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWe are looking for an Engineering Manager to oversee the technical staff who are developing new materials and forms of materials! This individual will manage the Materials Development department within our Product Development division at Canon Virginia. They will support the ongoing growth and expansion of Canon and establish a technical foundation to manage development activity around a functional materials theme, as well as the budget and manpower to fulfill the departments initiatives. This Engineering Manager coordinates and is responsible for department activities involving design and implementation of major capital projects/improved production techniques, maintenance and repair of current equipment, and/or rationalization of capital investments. They also actively seek technologies that can be leveraged for scale-up manufacturing processes and act as a bridge to move a product from the development stage to manufacturing.The Engineering Manager coordinates activities of one of the Engineering departments. They are responsible for department activities involving design and implementation of major capital projects/improved production techniques, maintenance and repair of current equipment, rationalization of capital investments, and/or machine shop operations. Actively seeks improvements and cost savings.Responsibilities

  • Assigns or delegates responsibility for specific projects, tasks or assignments. Gives work directions, resolves problems, prepares work schedules, establishes objectives and timelines to ensure completion of operational functions.
  • Confers with management, production, and purchasing staff to determine engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness of projects.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports, records, and directives to determine department performance relative to stated goals and objectives. Utilizes the data to plan department activities, such as new departmental commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered.
  • Evaluates current procedures and practices for accomplishing the activities and functions of the department in order to develop and implement alternate methods designed for the improvement of work. Seeks out, generates, and recommends/implements profit-making and/or cost-saving ideas.
  • Develops, reviews, and/or revises specifications for purchasing new equipment, machinery, tooling, fixtures, and test/inspection equipment for improvements in manufacturing current products and for start-up of new product lines.
  • Prepares reports and records on departmental activities for Directors.
  • Counsels and advises subordinates concerning performance. Directs training of members to improve performance and acquaint members with company policies and procedures.
  • Initiates and/or recommends/approves personnel actions such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and corrective or disciplinary measures.
  • Coordinates Production Innovation related activities of subordinates, including training, encouraging small group activities, and generally motivating employees to participate in activities.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety regulations and ISO standards.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.Provides technical direction by reviewing designs to ensure compliance with external and internal standards, and good design practices.Qualifications
    • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial) with 5+years experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment and 2-5 years supervisory and/or project coordination experience.
    • Strong analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal).
    • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.Company OverviewAbout our Company - Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canons office and consumer products. Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer. Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services. It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations. Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination. ( )#LI-CVLocation US-VA-Newport NewsCompany Canon Virginia, Inc.Requisition ID 27197Category Research & DevelopmentPosition Type Full-Time

Keywords: Canon USA & Affiliates, Newport News , Manager, Engineering (Materials Development), Executive , Newport News, Virginia

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