Engineering Manager

Europa, MI

Employment Type: Permanent Position Type: Engineering & Design Jobs Job Number: 31579

Job Description

Industry: Mining / Metals Job Category: Engineering - Industrial / Manufacturing Check us out at: (See what we do what it's like to work with us, benefits and the TV Shows we've been) Plymouth is a 95-year-old, 5th generation family business that is a global specialty manufacturer of carbon alloy, nickel alloy, and stainless precision steel tubing with 10 locations. We have a great family-based culture where the CEO cares for our employees vs. a number. We have 4 strong Plymouth Pillars we stand by; People, Customer Focus, Community & Environment, and Long-Term Sustainability which we make decisions based on living our Plymouth Pillars- It’s not lip service.

Excellent opportunity to join a family-owned manufacturing company in business since 1924, with a great culture where people are valued.


Responsible for site-wide process and equipment improvements. Defines, plans, organizes, leads, and performs activities involving production equipment and processes to support changes designed to improve safety, quality, equipment reliability, performance, and manufacturing efficiency. Serves as a liaison to customers, to the company, and to suppliers on technical matters related to products, processes, innovation initiatives and customer service.


  • Leads technical initiatives for all manufacturing processes for the site.
  • Serves as the “go-to” resource for all engineering related activities.
  • Leads yield improvement teams on-site and brings external resources to bear to see projects to completion.
  • Performs and oversees manufacturing process capability studies, as needed.
  • Performs Return on Investment (ROI) calculations for improvements associated with investments whether they are people, technology or equipment related investments.
  • Supports the shop floor during required activities and product launch periods.
  • Leads and executes equipment and process improvement initiatives including structured problem-solving methods.
  • Initiates and leads projects to improve equipment performance, reliability and cycle time, yields, including capital projects and project management
  • Manages workload priorities for the engineering team and communicates time and cost status and changes to management, as needed.
  • Manages and executes engineering change control processes within the guidelines of the existing quality system requirements.
  • Develops, maintains, and deploys work standards for processes.
  • Engages in lean manufacturing initiatives to improve safety, material flow, cycle times, productivity, and capacity.
  • Works with Safety, Quality and Production to help ensure operator training and proficiency.
  • Improves and develop competencies in core process technologies and maintains knowledge of equipment and manufacturing technology changes.
  • Leads 5s Events and Kaizen related events in conjunction with Continuous Improvement Resources.
  • Participates in or leads cross functional team meetings.
  • Provides support on complex and significant customer dissatisfactions.
  • Establishes quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management, production operators, technicians, and engineers.
  • Establishes raw material standards by studying manufacturing and engineering requirements; conferring and negotiating with suppliers; devising testing methods and procedures.

· Other duties may be assigned.

Core Responsibilities

  • Models Plymouth Tube values and behaviors as outlined in the Mission Statement.
  • Represents Plymouth Tube in a professional manner.
  • Follows all company Environmental and Safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • Follows all company Quality Standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities (If applicable)

Supervises Engineering staff.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or comparable technical degree; minimum of ten years’ experience in a technical or engineering role. Minimum of two years’ experience supervising engineering team preferred. Metallurgical Degree and past experience working with metals, preferred.

· Experience with Statistical Process Control and statistical analysis preferred.

· Experience with 3D modeling tools (such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Pro/E, CATIA etc.)

· Knowledge of Six Sigma Tools and/or Lean manufacturing principles.

· Knowledge of metal forming and analysis tools such as ANSYS, DEFORM, HYPERMESH, LSDYNA is an added advantage.


· Leadership. Getting the right people together with the right behaviors to make better, faster decisions, and achieve operating results.

· Team Building. Calibrating people based on their actions, decisions, and behaviors and matching them to the requirements of the job; getting competent leaders to coordinate seamlessly.

· Setting Goals. Determining the set of goals that balances what the operating unit can become with what it can realistically achieve.

· Setting Priorities. Defining the path and aligning resources, actions and energy to accomplish the goal.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Some travel is required.


Benefits effective 30 days from date of hire

Medical, Dental and Vision, HSA, FSA

401k Matching, Life Insurance, STD/LTD

100% covered tuition reimbursement (including books & reasonable expenses)

Wellness Program / Lifestyle Rewards / Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Paid Time Off & Holidays

Career Arching: Plymouth allows for a great depth & breadth of knowledge in which you can wear many hats and be exposed to several opportunities.

Whew! That's a lot of stuff! Oh yeah, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required] Bachelor's Degree 10 years experience in a technical or engineering role 2 years experience having direct reports Experience with Lean/Six Sigma (Belt not required) Statistical Process Control Statistical Analysis

Security Clearance Required: No Visa Candidate Considered: No

Job Requirements

achelor's Degree 10 years experience in a technical or engineering role 2 years experience having direct reports Experience with Lean/Six Sigma (Belt not required)

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