A Brief Summary of This Position:
This position manages the Manufacturing Process Engineering and Quality Assurance department for Global Irrigation. These departments are accountable for planning, organizing, controlling and supervising the activities of the Manufacturing Engineering, 5CC, capital equipment, facilities Equipment Maintenance, tooling and Quality Assurance for the Global Irrigation Division. Provides Manufacturing Engineering support for method improvement and cost reduction to all manufacturing sites. Provides Quality Assurance, 5CC (Core Competencies) support to all manufacturing sites. The candidate will work in close coordination with Operations, Product Engineering, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Plant Engineering, and Information Services to ensure a cooperative effort in coordinating the manufacturing operations. Candidate must possess the temperament to ensure the lines of communication are strong so as to achieve results through subordinate supervisors. The candidate is responsible for independent decisions and recommendations that are authoritative and have impact of manufacturing and related activities of the company. The candidate is responsible for justifying all expenses for capital and projects as well as be an active participant in sourcing decisions.
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Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in a plant or maintenance shop setting. The candidate is regularly required to regularly walk, stand and sit, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Travel, both domestic and international is a requirement for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office and manufacturing plant. Employee must be able to wear any and all required personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to steel toe, metatarsal boots, safety glasses, and high-visibility vest. Candidate must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds in working with boxes, parts, large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. This position may require walking, standing, lifting, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, and kneeling in rare instances.