Program Manager

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Program Manager

Manufacturing Engineering
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Type: Direct
  • Job #1840

Program Manager, Plant Automation is a key team member reporting to the Director of Operations and is the single unbiased voice responsible for leading ROBOTIC plant automation expansion investments.  This position will provide world-class project execution, strategically managing a team of project and process owners while challenging daily standards to deliver project objectives without compromising design, product performance and quality.

The vision for the expansion along with the general road map is already in place.  The Program Manager will come up with the ROBOTIC automation plan to achieve the automation goals for the next 5 years.  They will develop that vision, manage through the changes that are required to be implemented, and will be the face of automation at that plant.

***90% of the time will be spent on robotic automation installation projects, potentially integrating 2-3 systems.  This isn't a hands-on programming position but the candidate will need to come from a hands on background because that skill set is needed to understand how to make the project more cohesive***

5+ years of experience in recent ROBOTIC automation installation project management, including process development and execution for high volume production manufacturing with fast cycle times
5+ years of experience in high level manufacturing management or leadership roles
Experience with implementing various types of robotic, automation and system controls
Experience with injection molding, blow molding and assembly
Experience with Six Sigma and Lean Principles
BS in Engineering, Operations or related

Experience working with plastic cooler manufacturing
Started career as a robotic programmer or controls engineer programming robots
Experience with Six Sigma and Lean Principles such as DMAIC, SPC, Cpk, Control Plans, DOE, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Visual Factory, TPM, Kaizen, JIT, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, SMED or other continuous improvement methods
Six Sigma or PMP certifications
MS or MBA in anything

Competitive compensation is available for this position.
Please contact us for additional details and to discuss position.

Worth Busbee – Senior Technical Recruiter
Direct: 1-904-239-4293
Job ID: #1840

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