Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Engineering Dyersburg, Tennessee

Position at Nortek Global HVAC

Position Title:           Manufacturing Engineering Manager 

Location:                   Dyersburg, TN


About Nortek Global HVAC

Nortek Air Management is comprised of three businesses, Nortek Global HVAC, Nortek Air Solutions, and StatePoint with annual sales of close to $1 billion across three market segments: Residential, Light Commercial and Custom Air Solutions.  Our Company’s mission is Creating a Better Tomorrow Every Day.  By living our core values of Safety, Integrity, Performance Driven Culture and Teamwork, we are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. 


Position Summary: 

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Design Engineering, and Technical illustration teams. This position will support all Manufacturing Engineering activities to ensure optimal performance of manufacturing operations, while achieving the highest level of safety, quality, and productivity in a world-class manufacturing facility.

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager Manages various projects in the manufacturing environment from the concept through production implementation. Exhibits skills for being a strong, team-oriented, employee able prioritize and perform multiple tasks as required. Identifies and develops solutions for improvements in safety, quality, productivity, and cost by utilizing strong problem-solving skills. Develops and implements manufacturing best practices for Nortek Global HVAC Dyersburg Facility.  Work closely with the Director of Manufacturing Operations and team with the planning and execution of plant business strategy.

Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value. 
  • Has integrity, works transparently, and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees. 
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • Ability to select and hire “A” players, continuously develops employees, coaches to maximize performance and manages underperformers.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements best practices in manufacturing, including Assembly, Fabrication, welding, and all other processes.
  • Collaborates with Design Engineering to successfully introduce new products, while providing input and ideas to improve manufacturability of products (DFM).
  • Ensures that engineering design information is properly translated into SAP for execution.
  • Manages various projects related to equipment acquisition, plant expansion in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Oversees the development of electronic standard work systems. (OMS)
  • Manages team to lead continuous improvement process activities to improve Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Cost.
  • Oversees the maintenance and development of manufacturing routings for standard costs.
  • Provides input and oversight related to design and fabrication of weld and assembly fixtures to facilitate repeatability and ease of assembly.
  • Support operations management to resolve production and quality problems, via root cause analysis.
  • Generate project status reports and reviews with Director of Manufacturing Operations.
  • Optimize the facility layout, line balancing, and process flow to improve production efficiency.
  • Assist in the coordination of new product introductions, confirming that new tooling and production documentation are in place.
  • Identifies and implements methods and practices to achieve operational improvements in efficiency, quality, delivery, and operating profits. 
  • Applies engineering principles to design, modify, or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment, or processes used in manufacturing products.
  • Provides technical information and recommendations concerning manufacturing techniques, materials, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and engineering planning. 
  • Evaluates work processes to determine strategies and programs that provide greater productivity and efficiency
  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine manufacturing processes and methods that increase efficiency and productivity. 
  • Analyzes process requirements and related technical data pertaining to machinery and equipment design.
  • Determines feasibility of purchasing new plant equipment or modifying existing equipment or facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors. 
  • Assists in the identification of continuous process improvement opportunities, researching the impact and presenting recommendations to management. 
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements and workflow and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Researches equipment and makes recommendations regarding capital purchases.
  • Prepares CER’s with justifications for purchase of capital equipment.
  • Advises management of new developments that may affect manufacturing processes, schedules, costs and profit. 
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety polices and OSHA regulations to ensure safe operation of equipment and ergonomically sound manufacturing layouts.


Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline
  • Experience with the implementation of Lean Principles:  Gemba, 5S, Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, etc.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, and overall computer skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to read and evaluate mechanical drawings and technical specifications.
  • Must be proficient in SAP, Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, AutoCAD drawing software.



  • Master's degree in Engineering or Business preferred.
  • Five years’ or more demonstrated successes in manufacturing setting, preferably HVAC-focused, delivering results by leading multi-disciplinary projects for high-performing, global, and complex durable consumer goods manufacturing companies.
  • LEAN/ Six Sigma certification


Nortek Air Management and its divisions offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Global HVAC, please visit our company website at

Nortek Global HVAC and Nortek Air Solutions are equal opportunity employers and do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.