Director of Manufacturing Engineering

Filtec - Torrance, CA 90505

Posted a month ago

Filtec is looking for a hands-on role, Director of Manufacturing Engineering to work from its headquarters in Torrance, CA. This position requires to be heavily involved in overseeing the launch of new products, to ensure design for manufacturability, and serviceability.

This role requires a candidate to roll-up his/her sleeve to personally work on removing production bottlenecks and/or streamlining the production flow.

Essential Functions Include:

Develop Strategy

  • Assist company officers and senior staff members in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
  • Develop the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
  • Formulate and recommend manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.

Contribute to Product Development and Implement Systems

  • Oversee transfers of products from design to production. Work closely with design engineering to ensure that new products are designed for manufacturability, serviceability, and profitability.
  • Support production in terms of technical issues and troubleshooting; direct technical questions to design engineering if necessary.
  • Generate process documents such as work instructions or product manuals to support product builds.
  • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Direct the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.

Manage Teams and Provide Training

  • Direct and monitor department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures. Act as liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results.
  • Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
  • Achieve optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.
  • Direct and coordinate various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
  • Initiate and coordinate major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).


  • Leadership
  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Presentation Skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred), business management, or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of leadership experience in a technical manufacturing environment.
  • Spreadsheet software (such as Microsoft Excel)
  • Manufacturing management software (BAAN)

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans; vision, short term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you! For consideration, please e-mail your resume.

For more information about the company, please visit

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Engineering: 8 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
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