Generac Power Systems

Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

1 month ago
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Ops Professional


Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Whitewater, WI is seeking an Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


The Industrial Engineering Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction regarding ongoing process improvement initiatives that deliver excellence across entire value chain. This position utilizes enterprise standards to ensure ongoing success of process improvement initiatives by implementing policies, procedures and process documentation related to continuous improvement directives.  Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating and leading engineering resources and employees to meet company business objectives.  The Industrial Engineering Manager is responsible for leading, coaching and developing a high performing team of Industrial Engineers.  This position works closely with cross-functional teams including Production, Supply Chain, IT, Sourcing, and Engineering. 


This position reports directly to the Operations Engineering Manager or the Senior Operations Engineering Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute and lead highly complex multi-year, multi-discipline, best practice strategic operational projects.
    Design, lead, and implement Generac Fulfillment System (GFS) across Order-to-Cash process (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Service).
  • Lead and coordinate the successful launch of New Product Introductions (NPI) within operations.
    Manage facility transformation, technology transfer and ongoing maintenance of mixed model lines or value streams.
  • Oversee, direct and assign activities and responsibilities that ensure the highest level of operating standards regarding facility appearance/cleanness/orderliness.
  • Ensure ongoing success of process improvement initiatives by implementing policies, procedures and process documentation.
  • Deploy demand driven principals and strategies that supports operational excellence and long range plans (Flexibility, Speed & Responsiveness).
  • Train, develop, motivate, monitor and lead a team of people to achieve established SMART goals and objectives.
  • Ensure product, material and information streams flow and are synchronized to produce maximum efficiencies and lowest cost of operation while meeting and/or exceeding customer expectations.
  • Oversee deployment of standard Generac tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes.
  • Direct efforts and objectives to include continuous improvement initiatives to achieve customer satisfaction and fulfillment needs.
  • Define resource needs and works within budget and staffing parameters to accomplish objectives for area of responsibility.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology OR 8 years related experience in the Operations function within a similar working environment;
  • 5 years of progressive Engineering management experience in similar work environment.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean enterprise;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Previous experience implementing lean principles and process improvements;
  • Strong project leadership skills within a collaborative environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams and individuals cross-functionally;
  • Experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions;
  • Experience operating in high mix, low volume and high volume, low mix production environments;
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions and the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions;
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.


Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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