Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Hubbell Inc   •  

Centralia, MO

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 44 days ago

Corporate OverviewHubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us. Division OverviewHubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and IndustrialTechnology.

Position Overview

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for direction and management of the following functions for the Construction and Safety Products Business Units in Centralia, MO: manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, environmental engineering, lean, and continuous improvement activities. This position is responsible for over-seeing capital projects, managing the capital budgets, implementing lean projects, continuous improvement and maintaining a pipeline of continuous improvement projects for the Construction and Safety Products Business Units. The Manufacturing Engineering department is responsible for supporting daily operations, improving manufacturing processes by removing waste, process documentation and ensuring safety of all operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage daily engineering support requirements and long-term planning of plant operations.
  • Coordinate activities with other management personnel. Must have broad view of the business and be willing to coordinate efforts in other areas as required.
  • Ensure process optimization, quality and profitability.
  • Must assist the New Products team to ensure timely and successful introduction of new products while ensuring the products are designed for manufacturing.
  • Keep management apprised of progress and obstacles that constrain attainment of company objectives. More importantly, must be able to offer proposals for overcoming said obstacles.
  • Must possess and exhibit good communication and leadership skills along with a good working knowledge of personnel practices including recruitment, professional development initiatives, goal setting, performance improvement planning, and administration of shop rules and regulations. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Determine and monitor departmental budget.
  • Attend and participate in production planning meetings.
  • Assists in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Total awareness of the plant policies and environment as it pertains to the safety of other employees, operation of equipment, handling of equipment/materials, and visitors required.
  • Critical to driving waste out of our production system through Lean techniques and other cost reduction initiatives

Skills and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 7 or more years of experience in manufacturing of metal and assembly environment. Must have practical knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP systems. Lean and 6 Sigma experiencepreferred.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.