Engineering Manager

Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation San Antonio, TX
Job Title: Engineering Manager

Department - Location: Technical- San Antonio, TX

Reports To: Technical General Manager

Position Type: Full Time, Management

Environment: Plant

FLSA Status: Exempt

Physical Requirement: Lift up to 50lbs, bend, squat, kneel, and stand for long periods


* The Engineering Manager functions with a high degree of autonomy and is responsible for managing the maintenance engineering department strategy, operations, and staff members for Toyoda Gosei (TG) Texas (TGTX).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Makes decisions concerning strategic plans, budgets, equipment, as well as day to day operational needs of the departments

* Manage up to 10 employees; plan/assign/evaluate work, assess performance, address complaints/issues, encourage/motivate, and participate in disciplinary action

* Problem-solving/resolution and strategic planning to meet the business efficiency plan and business targets

* Collaborate on developing assignments, and internal audit processes and requirements

* Lead in application of TPS (Toyota Production Systems) 5S philosophy for TGTX; define and actively contribute to the accomplishment of the systems.

* Identify needs and prepare appropriate actions plans/responses to ensure successful completion

* Develop/support standardized work processes and procedure manuals to ensure best practices in employee training, scheduling, and customer output requirements

* Participate in training courses needed for better efficiency in production, timing & cost control

* Achieve safety, quality, cost & delivery targets by developing injection molding processes using scientific principles

* Design/implement injection molding processes: process/production design/plan, tool & equipment progress tracking; create follow-up & injection process condition references, PFMEA, standard/daily work instructions

* EOAT: Utilize AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Moldex 3D software for various projects including but not limited to mold design, cell layout design, mold plastic flow simulation, etc.

* Utilize quality tools (QC7) for improvement: FEA, DOE, FMEA, SPC, VA/VE activities.

* Drive productivity improvements through SMED and TPM activities

Qualifications and Competencies

* Minimum of ten years of experience in quality, engineering and maintenance management

* Bachelor degree in Engineering is required

* Working knowledge of Toyota Production System (TPS) is required

* Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred

* Demonstrable understanding and ability to apply quality, engineering and maintenance theories and best practices

* Demonstrable understanding of plant operations and processes is required

* Experience working in an automotive manufacturing organization is required

* Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suites 2007 or newer is required

* Ability support management initiatives and consistently meet deadlines is required

* Effective verbal, non-verbal, negotiation and written communication skills are required

* Ability to sustain a high degree of professionalism in interacting with internal and external customers is required

* Effective attention to detail, problem solving, analytical, statistical and organizational skills is required

Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive compensation and benefits package.