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Manager Technical Assurance

Posted Date:  Nov 17, 2023
Requisition Number:  120539

Job Location:  Bluffton, IN




Responsible for the facilitation and/or implementation of capital and process improvement projects to resolve equipment problems, save costs, or improve effectiveness.




  • Responsible for the development and planning for such projects including setting and adhering to timelines, budgeting, ROI.
  • Coordination of activities and resources including internal resources and outside contractors
  • Assist with troubleshooting and root cause analysis of mechanical and electrical problems with equipment
  • Assist the Maintenance Manager on safe operating practices
  • Assist with plant floor for improved equipment efficiencies and uptime
  • Assist with safety committee improvements
  • Manage equipment improvements that directly affect efficiencies and reliability
  • Improve planning for training needs and compliance
  • Provide analysis of equipment reliability and recommendation of rebuild or replacement
  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service
  • Complete design and development projects by working with and guiding technicians
  • Researching and recommending new manufacturing technology by making direct observations as well as interpreting data from other technical and operating staff
  • Understand the required outcome of a particular procedure or process
  • Assess safety and sanitation requirements for new and existing equipment and ensure that these are integrated into the process
  • Work on various plant projects and capital equipment requests involving the startup of new operations, implementation of quality and safety improvements, and development of productivity improvements in existing products.
  • Work closely with other engineers and technicians on development and research projects as well as capital projects
  • Improve equipment reliability and life cycle for future production capacity needs by working closely with production and maintenance.


Required Skills/Abilities:


  • 5+ years electrical or mechanical experience
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC controls, focusing on ControlLogix, SLC, PLC5, PanelView, and PanelView Plus
  • SAP 3-5 years of experience
  • Proven leadership skills a must.  Strong decision-making skills with ability to show discrepancy and judgement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in Excel
  • Experience working with decision-makers on business strategies and objectives.


Preferred Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field or possess experience and education equivalent to such a degree
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Proven record working as a business partner in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Experience in working with decision makers on training strategies and objectives




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