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Johnson Controls, Inc.* Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11450027 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager United States of America, Kansas, Wichita



What you will do

Johnson Controls' Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian.

The Wichita facility houses not only manufacturing and its staff but also the residential product engineering staff, designers, technical services, warranty, accounting, supply chain and procurement. Johnson Controls Wichita also hosts and provides factory visits to thousands of customers, suppliers and local university students each year.

The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.

The Manager, Advanced Manufacturing & Technology is a critical member of a large manufacturing plant leadership team. The position requires a daily balance of hands on team engagement and high-level organizational leadership. This is a key plant leadership role with specific responsibility for all manufacturing engineering activities and plant facilities activities. This role is responsible for innovation, and improvement to the operation through equipment and processes.

How you will do it

+ Directs activities of manufacturing engineers in developing new technologies and equipment that keep Johnson Controls on the forefront of manufacturing excellence.

+ Directs activities of manufacturing engineers in developing labor standards, work instructions, operational method sheets, SAP documentation and product costing

+ Manages and implements an annual site capital budget

+ Key member of new product introductions and product design changes, and how those changes affect the manufacturing process.

+ Prepares plant capacity and capital equipment planning, including future site layout requirements

+ Directs strategic plan initiatives involving production, materials, quality, and design engineering personnel.

+ Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws to include but not limited to interviewing, hiring, and developing employees.

Qualifications - What we look for

+ University degree in Engineering or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ A minimum of ten years manufacturing and production operations and/or manufacturing engineering experience including successful supervisory experience.

+ Experienced leader of teams with demonstrated success fostering career growth and development for direct reports

+ Must have advanced knowledge and experience with Lean layouts and related flow strategy, cell automation and integration (especially robotics and conveyance)