Director of Manufacturing Engineering - St. Louis, MO (Hybrid) (Manchester, NH, Hamilton, OH)

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Fenton, Missouri, Greenville, Alabama, Hamilton, Manchester, New Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell 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.

Posting Address

This is a hybrid role and can sit in a Hubbell Light Industrial office in the Greater Cincinnati area, Greenville Alabama, Greater St. Louis area or Manchester, NH.

Position Overview

The Director of Manufacturing Engineering is an exciting, newly created role for the Light Industrial segment. The scope of the role is heavily focused on capital deployment, productivity implementation and tracking of both along with R&R and other project execution. There are opportunities with NPD/NPX projects, capacity expansion, technology advancements, and automation deployment. The person in this role will be expected to have a deep understanding in all of these activities across all Light Industrial sites and drive completion on time and on budget.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities below included for all Light Industrial locations, present and future:

  • Work with plant managers and site engineering leaders to propose annual capital budgets on a 3 year rolling cycle
  • Manage annual approved capital budget for on time completion at each BU and take action when necessary to adhere to the plan
  • Manage annual productivity budget to meet/exceed annual operating plan (AOP)
  • Work with Finance to ensure accurate reporting ties with BU Financials
  • Constantly survey manufacturing technologies and propose solutions for Hubbell’s BU’s where applicable
  • Responsible for SAP data integrity with respect to material routing times, both human and machine times
  • Determine appropriate manufacturing location, process and potential new equipment needs for all New Product Development initiatives
  • Support Lean initiatives such as Factory Master Plan, Kaizen 3E, Value Stream Maps, Lean Certification, etc.
  • Support due diligence activities for any potential acquisitions as appropriate
  • Responsible for increased deployment of the automation strategy within Light Industrial
  • Ensure each factory is appropriately staffed with Manufacturing Engineering Support based on current business conditions
  • Have oversight of all major non-capital projects such as capacity increases, insource/outsource plans, product moves within factories, and others as assigned
  • Represent Light Industrial internally on any R&R activities in conjunction with Segment/Corporate resources
  • Collaborate with Segment & Corporate Manufacturing departments to ensure consistency and alignment on standards such as equipment vendors (if applicable) and processes (i.e. MES solutions, consultants, software, etc.)
  • Identify, justify, and implement cost cutting and/or quality improvement activities using new/improved manufacturing technologies including automation and lean practices
  • Contribute in strategy planning sessions with senior management

Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (or greater) with any engineering/operations/manufacturing discipline
10 years’ experience minimum

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.

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