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Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Elyria Full-Time
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Posted Job Title:

Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Internal Job Title:

Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we’ve been doing it for nearly 90 years …setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! URL blocked - click to apply

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading all Advanced Manufacturing Engineering initiatives for Bendix and interfacing with counterparts within KB.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop Strategic Manufacturing Foot Print across the US
  • Oversee Facility startup and expansions
  • Apply advanced engineering manufacturing leadership techniques across a diverse Operation, including Lean Enterprise and other Business Excellence Strategies
  • Explore opportunities for lean manufacturing
  • Explore opportunities to optimize equipment and facilities
  • Perform M&A due diligence with rapid site assessments to identify opportunities to optimize resources.
  • Develop equipment and machining line strategies, including modernization strategies
  • Maintain and design in safety and ergonomics
  • Conduct Systematic Layout Planning (SLP)
  • Oversee contractors and service agreements, projects involving Advanced Product Engineering, line design and modification, and workplace design
  • Accountable for the flow down of product safety related requirements, CCs and SCs to the PFMEA for new lines
  • Partner with Executive Leadership Business Units to satisfy advanced Engineering Services needed to achieve Goals and Objectives

Required Skills:

        • Demonstrated strategic and operational thinking skills
        • Ability to manage large project portfolios.
        • Ability to manage and develop Strategic Manufacturing Footprint
        • Assembly line design with strong technical capabilities
        • Leadership in a matrix organization
        • Change agent to invite engagement from Executive Leadership
        • Has strong engineering & business presence
        • Ability to influence executive leadership, direct, and non-direct reports
        • Structured and organized planner
        • Experience implementing new production lines, robotics and automation preferred

Required Experience:

        • 10 + Years of manufacturing engineering leadership experience

        • Multi-Department Leadership experience providing Engineering Services
        • Demonstrated engineering support for complex manufacturing facilities of at least 100,000sq ft
        • Large project and/or program management experience
        • Experience in automated assembly
        • Experience in electronic components assembly
        • Due diligence and mergers and acquisition experience
        • Strong Automotive or Aerospace experience
        • Machining knowledge desirable
        • Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and robotics assembly knowledge preferable.
        • General International and more specific experience in Mexico a plus

What does Bendix have to offer you?

        • Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
        • 401k Plan with Company matching
        • Retirement Savings Plan
        • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
        • Wellness Program and incentives
    • On-Site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:
  • Company-Paid Benefits:
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
  • Medical and Prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
  • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
  • Long Term Disability
  • Accident Plan
  • Critical Illness Plan
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
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1869: Westinghouse Air Brake Company established in Wilmerding, Pa., to manufacture air brakes invented by George Westinghouse.

1924: Westinghouse air brake system including Broussouse compressor applied to International Harvester Coach in Akron, Oh.

1927: Bendix Corporation formed by automotive engineer Vincent Bendix. Company produces "Safety Servo" vacuum brake under the Braggs-Kliesrath name.

1930: Bendix-Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake Company established following the merger of Bendix Corp. and Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake. Headquarters located in Wilmerding, Pa.

1934: Bendix-Westinghouse takes automotive air brake worldwide by establishing licensing agreements with Westinghouse companies in France, Germany, Italy and England.

1941: Bendix-Westinghouse establishes new headquarters in Elyria, Oh.

1949: WWII accelerates developments, and air braking becomes standard on all heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, fire trucks and off-highway vehicles.

1960: Automatic slack adjusters, air dryers, dual brake valves and first generation antilock braking systems are under development.

1969: Bendix Corporation acquires 100 percent ownership of Bendix-Westinghouse.

1973: Bendix-Westinghouse becomes Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, a division of Bendix Corporation.

1975: Bendix dual air brake system becomes standard for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121.

1980: Bendix establishes worldwide parts distribution center and remanufacturing operation in Huntington, In.

1982: Bendix Corporation merges with Allied Corporation and the division becomes an operating unit of Allied Automotive, an independent supplier to the worldwide automotive industry under the brand names of Bendix®, Fram® and Autolite®.

1986: The Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group of Allied merges with Bendix Limited European truck air brake operation establishing Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group-Europe. Allied Corporation acquires Signal operations establishing AlliedSignal Inc. as the division's parent company.

1989: Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group-Europe acquires truck air brake operation of Magneti Marelli, strengthening European operations.

1999: AlliedSignal merges with Honeywell International. The new company continues to offer Bendix® brand name air brake and control systems and components under its Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems unit. Honeywell operates Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems as a joint venture with Knorr-Bremse AG of Munich, Germany. Honeywell owns 65 percent of the unit. Knorr-Bremse owns 35 percent.
2002: Knorr-Bremse assumes 100 percent ownership of Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems from Honeywell International Inc. The company changes its legal name to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC.

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