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AM General Sr. Manager Manufacturing Engineering in Mishawaka, Indiana

Sr. Manager Manufacturing EngineeringMishawaka, IN 46545

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, IN., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, IN., Auburn Hills, MI., Franklin, OH., and offices in Arlington, VA., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes two wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer Powertrain Assembly Plant and automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products. AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Position Summary:

  • Manage the manufacturing processing & pre-production integration teams including managing, and developing staff.

  • Set and manage performance targets for direct reports.

  • Contribute to the development of the businesses to deliver stable products & processes.

  • Work alongside Service to deliver world class reliability.

  • Provide labor cost information for service orders.

  • Perform time studies on all operations as required to establish manpower.

  • Assist in resolving standards and work load related grievances.

  • Provide leadership in vehicle scheduling to stabilize plant manpower, material and increase quality.

  • Analyze direct, indirect labor based on budgets.

  • Review work orders and cost savings projects.


  • Supervise the Manufacturing Engineering Department.

  • Responsible for the development of equipment to aid in the manufacturing process.

  • Provide leadership for Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering initiatives for the HMMWV product lines.

  • Project management; cost studies and analysis results for plant management decisions.

  • Assist in developing and implementing cost reduction programs.

  • Establish and maintain labor standards.

  • Ensures management has correct information for contract modifications and bid packages to finalize cost and proposals for all product lines.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Minimum of BA or BS degree; preferably an advanced degree with experience in a technical area.

Minimum 5 years in an Engineering Management position

Physical Effort:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routine uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers/scanning, fax machines, and file cabinets.