Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Engineering Okarche, Oklahoma

Position at Nortek Air Solutions

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


About Nortek Air Solutions


Our Company’s mission is Making the World Safer, Healthier and More Productive. We achieve our mission 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 employees commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. 


Position Summary: 


The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the Manufacturing Engineering team. 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. 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 Air Solutions Oklahoma Facilities. Work closely with the Director of Operations and team with the planning and execution of plant business strategy.


Position Responsibilities:

Develops and implements best practices in manufacturing, including: sheet metal fabrication, welding, and assembly processes.

Collaborates with Design Engineering to successfully introduce new products, while providing input and ideas to improve manufacturability of products (DFM).

Manages various projects related to equipment acquisition, plant expansion in a cross-functional team environment.

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 Operations.

Increase equipment availability by implementing Total Productive Maintenance program.

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 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


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.

Nortek Air Solutions offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website:


Nortek Air Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does 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.