itec group

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Kitchener, ON N2P 2A5

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 8029

Job Description

itec group is recruiting for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer that will play a critical part in the successful launch of new products and the implementation of cutting-edge technology and automation.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. New Product Introduction:
    • Collaborate with product development teams to provide engineering inputs during the early stages of product design and development.
    • Evaluate the manufacturability of new products and make recommendations to optimize designs for cost-effective production and assembly.
    • Create and execute NPI plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and risk assessments, to ensure smooth transitions from design to manufacturing.
    • Conduct feasibility studies, process validations, and design of experiments (DOEs) to validate the manufacturing processes for new products.

  2. Technology and Automation Implementation:
    • Identify opportunities for the integration of advanced manufacturing technologies and automation to improve production efficiency, reduce cycle times, and enhance product quality.
    • Research and evaluate emerging manufacturing technologies and automation solutions relevant to our industry and make data-driven recommendations for implementation.
    • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automated manufacturing systems, including robotics, machine vision, and IoT solutions.
    • Collaborate with equipment suppliers and vendors to select and procure technology and automation components that align with company objectives.

  3. Process Optimization and Continuous Improvement:
    • Analyze manufacturing processes to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to increase productivity and reduce waste.
    • Utilize Lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement methodologies to drive process optimization projects.
    • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of process changes and automation implementations, and make adjustments as needed.

  4. Team Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers and cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop training programs and ensure the successful adoption of new manufacturing processes and technologies.
    • Foster a strong collaborative relationship between engineering, production, and quality teams to drive successful NPIs and continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • years of experience in manufacturing engineering, with a focus on new product introduction and technology automation.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading NPI projects from concept to full-scale production within the [industry/sector].
  • Extensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing technologies, automation systems, and Industry 4.0 concepts.
  • Proficiency in CAD software, process simulation tools, and statistical analysis software.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively to overcome engineering and manufacturing challenges.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

We are recruitment industry leaders committed to quality service, integrity, respect and equal opportunity.  Accommodation is available to all applicants upon request throughout our recruitment process. Please contact us at or 1-877-682-8889 x223 if you require accommodation.  We will work with all applicants to accommodate their accessibility needs.  By applying for this position you are consenting to receive electronic messages related to the consideration of employment through itec group and its clients.  Should you wish to stop receiving electronic communications at any time, simply let us know at

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