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Specials Engineering Lead

Company: Fleetwood Group
Location: Holland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Fleetwood's "Specials" capabilities offer a strategic advantage over competitors through our industry leading efficiency, accuracy, and operational excellence. This position will lead and develop the process of modifying existing products to meet the needs of our customers, dealers, and A&D firms.
Our Specials Engineering Lead will:

  • Facilitate a cross-functional team of Engineers, Designers, Manufacturing leaders and Sales coordinators to determine the feasibility and viability of special requests from customers, furniture dealers and A&D firms.
  • Discuss critical viability decisions with the Executive Leadership team.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Leadership team to make critical decisions regarding the viability of special product requests.
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding company specific Specials goals.
  • Continuously improve and shape our Specials processes and metrics.
  • Generate initial quotes for special product requests not yet won by leveraging:
  • Cost and BOM of similar products
  • Standard manufacturing costs
  • Estimated material costs
  • Estimated engineering time
  • Special upcharges.
  • Coordinate input from Purchasing and Manufacturing resources to gather up-to-date material costs, production process routing information, and labor rates to ensure quoting accuracy.
  • Assign and manage tasks, once special product order is received, for the cross-functional team. Kick off steps needed to generate Manufacturing Orders including:
  • Identifying nonstandard materials
  • Initiating tasks for manufacturing to optimize materials to determine amounts required
  • Assign purchasing of special materials
  • Assign engineering resources
  • Ensure Manufacturing Orders are produced to meet company metrics (time and margin)
  • Document metrics for continuous improvement Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field required
    • At least 3 - 5 years of experience in any of the following fields: Engineering, Purchasing, Furniture Manufacturing
    • Basic knowledge of Bill of Material and Routing operations.
    • Experience with INFOR XA ERP or related manufacturing software preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of SolidWorks preferred.
    • Comprehension of engineering drawings.
    • Understanding of purchasing and manufacturing processes.
    • Knowledge and practice of Servant Leadership strongly preferred. Position Requires Excellence in:
      • Verbal and written communication skills
      • Interpersonal relationships
      • Organization and attention to detail
      • Time-management
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Keywords: Fleetwood Group, Grand Rapids , Specials Engineering Lead, Engineering , Holland, Michigan

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