Engineering & Cont. Improvement Manager

Johnson Controls   •  

Middletown, DE

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 365 days ago

Primary Purpose: Manage and direct the activities of the Plant Continuous Improvement (CI) and Engineering groups   

Primary Duties:

  • Manage the plant CI Program to include supporting the JCMS initiative through managing and facilitating the maturity of the CI Culture objectives
  • Develop and direct projects to improve process efficiency, throughput, and reduce conversion cost.
  • Develop and maintain the CI annual Savings Plan as well as working with Engineering Manager on the Annual Capital Plan
  • Oversee capital projects from funding requests to implementation. 
  • Work closely with finance to bring all projects in on time and on budget while providing timely project updates to the Plant Manager and Group Director of CI.
  • Responsible for TPM implementation and continuation.    
  • Drive lean practices throughout the plant to include Six Sigma projects, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, 5s, and improvement workshops
  • Oversee maintenance and maintenance planning.
  • Track performance versus budgeted cost savings goals.
  • Track and maintain CI Training and Certifications for direct reports
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the Engineering Manager.   #external


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (EE or ME preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing setting
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with PLC troubleshooting
  • Minimum 3 years of engineering or facilities management experience
  • Previous experience with Six Sigma/Lean Initiatives (Black Belt certification required)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, leadership, analysis, and PC skills