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Director - Manufacturing Support

BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of plumbing products for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Our Company's promise "Committed to Quality ‚€“ Driven by Innovation" is reflected in the thousands of high-quality plumbing products that are sold under the BrassCraft¬ brand. These include a wide range of 100% no-lead compliant water heater connectors, fittings, water stops and connectors that meet provisions of the Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act as well as a full line of gas connectors and valves, faucet and toilet repair parts and drain cleaning tools. Our strength in product innovations and product line diversity, in addition to a continual commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service, have made BrassCraft products the brand that professionals worldwide have trusted for over 65 years.
POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide manufacturing engineering expertise to define and continuously improve each plant's manufacturing processes along with designing, specifying, sourcing, approving and releasing plant manufacturing equipment. Aid in supplier validation and new product development.
PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide technical analysis and input for process and equipment changes to increase utilization and production quality, supplier development, existing process troubleshooting, and new product development.
Manage complex manufacturing projects, including equipment startups, equipment moves, site selection, etc.
Provide strategic input on make/buy analysis.
Lead cost studies and equipment recommendations.
Work with manufacturing locations to determine manufacturing capabilities and assists in the development of new manufacturing processes to increase overall profit for the company.
Assist in efforts to optimize manufacturing process, layout, or site designs; lead where-make analysis.
Coordinate with Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing Operations, Quality Assurance and other Departments as required completing the task/project at hand.
Able to travel up to 25%+.
Perform other related duties as needed and assigned.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Minimum 10 years' experience in manufacturing engineering disciplines, including:
Designing, evaluating, and drawing detailed tooling drawings, plant layouts, and machine set-up specifications using CAD software.
Ability to read and understand detailed product drawings.
Proficiency in analyzing and interpreting complex data.
Managing complex process startups, new equipment installations, and resolving manufacturing process issues.
Partnering with all levels of the organization including shop floor personnel, mid management, and executives, to solve problems and explain technical concepts.
Ability to organize and prioritize work to successfully meet deadlines, in a rapidly changing environment.
Bachelor's degree (BS) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or related field.
Very strong project management capabilities, including complex product moves between facilities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with cross-functional business teams.
Ability to function at a high level of effectiveness, flexibility, independence and initiative without daily interaction with management.
Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point, Excel and Word).
Comfortable making presentations to all levels of the organization.
Experienced with high-volume metal machining and automated assembly equipment; familiar with typical manufacturing processes including machining, welding, assembly, etc.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Knowledge of GD&T Positioning a plus.
Knowledge of multi-spindle screw machines and rotary transfer machines helpful.

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