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Engineering Manager

Company: JC Ford Company
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

JC Ford - Tennessee is seeking top talent to take our organization to the next level! We are actively seeking a Sustaining Engineering Manager, to join our team.
Since 1945, JC Ford Company has committed to providing automated equipment and service to the growing tortilla and tortilla chip industry. With the increasing popularity of flatbread and tortilla chips worldwide, JC Ford is helping the industry meet today's challenges with greater automation and product knowledge. This combination of state-of-the-art equipment and product expertise has allowed JC Ford to meet the challenges of the tortilla and tortilla chip industry head-on. Located in an 80,000 sq./ft. manufacturing and design center, JC Ford is aggressively pursuing its capabilities with new design software and automated machining centers to provide these solutions with greater reliability.
The Engineering Manager leads the Engineering staff through hands-on design, validation, and technical development of automated food processing machinery. This high-energy leader leverages effective teamwork, negotiation skills, and sound judgment to translate product specifications into technical solutions using excellent verbal and written communication skills, an orientation toward details, and effective analytical problem-solving. Located in Columbia Tennessee, Sustaining Engineering drives product ownership from design release through end of life by addressing manufacturing issues, customer field concerns, and continuous improvement initiatives. This is a multidisciplinary role requiring knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, and Manufacturing engineering.

  • Leading, mentoring, developing, and managing the work of the Engineering team.
  • Designing components to be manufactured via CNC machining, sheet metal CNC laser cutting/bending/rolling, welding, and other related processes using Autodesk Inventor CAD models and drawings.
  • Continuously improve designs to drive the most effective and efficient manufacturing processes.
  • Validating designs to assure compliance with product specifications, regulatory requirements, international standards and best practices.
  • Creating and modifying product Bills of Materials.
  • Performing tolerance analyses.
  • Leading Design and Drawing Reviews.
  • Drive and support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Updating product requirements and specification documents.
  • Supporting the development of project schedules and budgets.
  • Solving field issues by performing and documenting Root Cause Analyses and Corrective Action Plans.
  • Growing and maintaining engineering knowledge base through training, benchmarking and industry best practice.
  • Traveling to customer locations as needed to troubleshoot issues and ensure programs deliverables are met.
  • Working with suppliers to ensure components meet design requirements.
  • Delivering presentations on technical findings and project status to cross functional teams.
  • Contributing to Engineering process development.
  • Complying with plant safety procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
    • B.S. in Engineering from ABET accredited university required
    • M.S. in Engineering preferred
      Experience and Background:
      • 10+ years of relevant experience.
      • Strong leadership background with a proven track record to build and grow teams.
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with high level of autonomy.
      • Advanced technical writing and documentation skills.
      • Ability to analyze complex data.
      • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Deep understanding of mechanical engineering principles and methodologies.
      • Advanced problem-solving skills.
      • A high degree of initiative and self-motivation.
      • 3D CAD modeling and drawing creation, preferably using Autodesk Inventor.
      • PDM experience, preferably Vault.
      • Ability to assess structural finite element analyses to accurately predict performance.
        Preferred Experience:
        • Design of Heavy machinery, preferably food processing equipment.
        • Design of electromechanical assemblies and linear motion-driven mechanical systems.
        • Design of combustion devices.
        • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5.
          JC Ford Company is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (mental or physical), pregnancy, status as a parent, family medical history, genetic information, political affiliation, military service/protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. We will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state, or local agencies.

Keywords: JC Ford Company, Murfreesboro , Engineering Manager, Engineering , Columbia, Tennessee

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