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BURGER and BROWN ENGINEERING, INC. Automation Manager in Grandview, Missouri

Essential FunctionsOversee work related to product assembly, machining, cost-effective operations, and delivery of quality products.Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations and/or inter-department relations. Supervise machining operations, ensuring all work is performed accurately and according to quality and safety standards.Provide project direction and leadership to a team of 3-5 manual and CNC machinists. Generate quotes for automation projects, machined components, assemblies, and welding.Solicit quotes from new and established vendors (i.e. material, plating, heat treat, etc.).Suggest and implement recommendations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.Update and maintain weekly production schedule.Guide procurement of raw materials, hardware, and original equipment for incoming projects. Coordinate secondary processes for existing projects.Review equipment and tool requisitions created by the team. Inter-department communication regarding pertinent information with associates and leadership is essential.Maintain documents in a secure digital format (i.e. prints, models, quotes, etc.). Provide support to the General Manager, Sales, and Engineering teams. Be able to perform multiple tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously while performing various other duties as assigned.Establish and maintain preventive maintenance program(s) for equipment.Follow safety guidelines established by the Company, including proper use of equipment and procedures.Job SpecificationsEducational/Experience RequirementsBachelors degree in mechanical engineering, project management3+ years experience in a manufacturing and/or production industry(ies)3+ years as a lead, supervisor, manager, or other leadership role(s)Communication Skills RequirementsExemplary customer service, responsiveness and outstanding relationship buildingEffectively communicate with all levels of associates, suppliers and customers Excellent communication skills both; verbal and writtenAbility to lead/mentor, discipline if necessary, and further develop manufacturing associatesComputer/Technical Skills RequirementsCompetence in the operation and performance of manual tools: tool room and engine lathes, grinders, 3/4 axis mills, and bandsaws as well as CNC equipmentProficient in the use of computers and programs to include Microsoft OfficeAbility to understand GDandT tolerances and apply them where necessary in the processing of hard and soft metals and plasticsEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience (Globalshop)Solidworks (any CAD software)Problem Solving/Reasoning Ability RequirementsAbility to actively manage problem-solving activities with root cause analysis and other problem-solving tools and methodologiesAbility to apply logic to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or drawings/models form.Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.