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Danaher Corporation Manager Manufacturing Engineering in Lodi, California


  • Ensure department coordination with tooling, processing, production, quality, facilities, and other multi-functional team members to maintain compliance and maximize operational performance, quality, and availability.

  • Relentlessly drive a continuous improvement culture. Lead Kaizen activities to streamline manufacturing and qualification processes to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost through data driven methodologies

  • Drive varied troubleshooting of manufacturing issues (e.g., mold vs. process vs. press vs. material vs. metrology)

  • Supervise the creation and facilitation of multi-departmental SOP’s and Work Instructions; Provide multi-functional training so others are complaint.

  • Lead department engineers, technicians, and associates to execute mold component and manufacturing work-cell replacements, repairs, and re-qualifications to sustain production.

  • Work with vendors and corporate engineers to resolve design for manufacture (DFM) issues.

  • Utilize and allocates available resources, delegate tasks, assign priorities and lead the team to ensure project success.

  • Ensures team completes tasks that support manufacturing operations, such as performing historical data analysis, design, documentation, implementation, and validation of equipment and process changes.

  • Ensure proper feedback is provided to tooling and the tool component manufacturers with regards to quality concerns. Communicate and document lessons learned so challenges are not repeated.

  • Supervise verification of effectiveness, by way of trials and testing of various improvement activities.

  • Supervise tool health and status reports are updated and communicated to partner departments. Oversee and/or review work orders for tool component modifications.

  • Time Management of all Projects.

  • Manage the team’s ADP timekeeping.

  • Lead site troubleshooting and improvement activities including Kaizen, problem-solving, and CAPA projects.

  • Acts as liaison with engineering development in releasing new system platforms (NPI) and works closely with quality groups to ensure strict compliance with good engineering practices (GEP), good manufacturing practices [GMP], good documentation practices [GDP], and QSR guidelines.


  • Determine staff requirements for Manufacturing Engineering Department

  • Develop job descriptions and requisitions for new personnel positions

  • Perform performance evaluations and determine salary levels

  • Execute Employee disciplinary actions


  • Finish the assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.

  • Responsible for ensuring team members are up to date on required training.


Education or Experience (in years):

  • BS in Mechanical, Plastics, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.

  • 7+ years of experience in ISO/FDA regulated manufacturing environments (ISO13485 preferred)

  • 5+ years in a high-volume injection molding environment (tool/machine specifications, process development, automation, quality systems, etc.)

  • Experience with precision measuring instruments (CMM, Projector, Calipers, Indicators)

  • Experience with IQ/OQ/PQ qualification activities

  • Experience with injection mold component and work-cell design, repair, and modifications.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient understanding of mathematics and statistical operations, including Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments (DOE) methodologies.

  • In-depth knowledge of material properties, molding process development, and tooling design.

  • Knowledge of scientific injection molding principles (RJG or similar experience preferred)

  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency with Lean principles and continuous improvement tools including Kaizen, Problem Solving, Daily Management, 5S, Layered Audits, SMED, and Kanban.

  • Possess a successful track record of managing technical staff, demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, and is highly results and goal oriented.

  • Demonstrated high flexibility to adapt to changing business environments and effective at handling multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.

  • Knowledge of CAD software. (SolidWorks)

  • Ability to understand part drawings and specifications. Competent in GD&T, specifically in translating requirements into measurements and assessing results.

  • Proficient in statistical software (Minitab preferred)

  • Solid understanding of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulatory requirements.

  • Familiar with the operation of Nissei Injection Machines

  • Very Proficiency in MS Office software. (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to articulate difficult and/or critical information; works to build consensus.

  • Good organization and documentation skills. Have strong attention to detail

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs, stand, and coach for several hours.

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