Manufacturing Engineering Manager – KENALL

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. Kenall has an open position for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will be responsible for the manufacturability of new and existing lighting fixture designs to meet company goals related to safety, quality, and profitability.
  • Supervise daily activities of Mfg. Engineer(s), Technician(s), and CNC Programmers in support of custom production jobs, product value engineering projects, and manufacturing continuous improvement efforts
  • Research and establish the rationale for product or process change ideas. Gather presentation material for justification of project implementation and to demonstrate change where applicable
  • Seek to improve existing products by leading team responsible for identifying alternative methods, materials, and design changes to reduce cost and manufacturing complexity
  • Included in improvement ideas are the ergonomic/safety related concerns via product design improvements
  • Lead value analysis reviews of existing product lines to optimize cost/performance factors and to benchmark against competitive products
  • Generate make vs. buy analysis and lead implementation of changes to in house or outsourced production ensuring parts are produced with optimal quality and cost
  • Follow through on value engineering and continuous improvement projects through entire Engineering documentation process including change requests, change orders, notifications, etc.
  • Confirm manufacturing viability and specifications and industry standards are met for custom products released to Production
  • Review bills of material, assembly drawings, routings, and other production support documentation to maintain accuracy and work closely with Product Sustaining Engineering for changes and proposed improvements
  • Research, justify, and implement capital equipment for all manufacturing processes including metal fabrication, paint, and assembly
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or similar discipline
  • Significant manufacturing engineering experience in a goods manufacturing environment
  • Direct supervision experience with strong project management and leadership skills
  • Strong working knowledge of sheet metal design and fabrication processes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and CAD software (AutoCAD/Solidworks) required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resourceful and highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of self-initiative and dependability; must possess positive, "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and balance multiple tasks and work successfully within a team environment


Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you. 
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