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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.

 

As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.

 

We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Director, Advanced Manufacturing (Electronics)

 

IMPACT and OPPORTUNITY

 

Development of new processes, technology and equipment from advanced development engineering concept through serial launch for Electronics business and product lines.  Global capacity and footprint planning to support growth in electronics business.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead global engineering teams, responsibility for Industrialization Engineering (IE), Advanced Process Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering for Electronics product lines.
  • Lead and direct a team of engineers to deliver high quality repeatable processes and automated manufacturing systems to ensure the optimal engineered solution to meet the electronics business production goals.
  • Work directly with the Electronics leadership and development team to identify and prioritize improvement in design, process and equipment automation for next generation products.
  • Develop transformational process/technology/ automation roadmaps.
  • Partner and influence business leaders, operations and supply chain leaders, and manufacturing engineers to drive transformation in our electronics business through process and automation projects, ensuring strategic operational business results are achieved, and grow the capability of our manufacturing organization.
  • Provide an expert level of understanding of integrated system engineering and execution to all levels of the organization.
  • Provide technical expertise for detailed queries about means of production with manufacturers, suppliers, and executive leadership.
  • Facilitate the capital procurement process to execute electronics projects.
  • Develop and ensure global capacity and footprint planning to meet growth targets.
  • Communicating at all levels within Gentherm, as well as externally, tapping technical resources, forming teams and consulting with programs and CBU leaders.

OTHER CORE FUNCTIONS

 

  • Build and develop multi-year strategic plan driving implementation and innovation to achieve the vision and strategy.
  • Lead and develop multi-year process, equipment and facility upgrades within electronics manufacturing facilities.
  • Developing engineering (process, equipment, automation, integration and assembly knowledge) capabilities within the COE and manufacturing.
  • Planning and implementation of production process, equipment and assembly technologies, including initial capacity planning.
  • Develop and implement strategy for process optimizations based on LEAN principles. 
  • Implementation of large-scale process and equipment VAVE for Electronics
  • Lead the creation and adherence of global teams to industrialization strategy guidelines to support program and project launches.
  • Ensure availability of process and equipment specifications and release the documents in collaboration with Design, Purchasing, Quality and other departments.
  • Provide leadership and support for creations and processing of PFMEA with teams,
  • Lead and support product launches with Industrial Engineering at Electronics Production Plants,
  • Develop and provide leadership to pilot operations and New Product Introduction (NPI) in Electronics plants.

QUALIFICATIOINS

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 8+ years relevant experience in process engineering, NPI, and product launches
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Mechanical Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial, Engineering
  • 5+ years leading global teams in execution of process and/or product development
  • Business fluent English communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Automotive manufacturing and life cycle
  • Works actively across boundaries in a matrix structure and creates shared ownership
  • A skilled problem solver: works to understand root cause and develops sustainable solutions
  • Multi-site global experience

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • International experience in the industrialization of innovation products
  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Electrical assembly experience in high volume production
  • Six Sigma Black belt / Lean Professional is preferred

NICE TO KNOW

 

TRAVEL: Up to 50% globally

 

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Individual Contributor with 2 dotted line managers indirectly reporting to this role  

COMPETENCIES

 

  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results

 

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8165
Location: 

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 13, 2022


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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