Title:  Manager of Design for Manufacturing & Automation


Schofield, WI, US, 54476

Company:  Greenheck Group
Date:  Sep 13, 2023

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Your Opportunity:

As the Manger of Design for Manufacturing and Automation with Greenheck you will support the organization by providing overall direction and leadership in the development and disemination of DFMA and 80/15/5 principles.


This involves working closely with Business Unit/Sales/Marketing/and Manufacturing teams to develop processes and best practices as they take voice of the customer input through an 80/15/5 lens and create product designs that support investments in assembly and manufacturing automation.


Provides vision and leadership for driving a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence that allows us to focus investments and resources on the products, processes, and systems with the highest volumes resulting in product line simplifcation so that design for manufacturability and automation can occur.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Creates vision & establishes best practices for DFM/A and 80/15/5 initiatives ensuring they are consistently applied throughout the organization.
  • Lead, mentor, coach DFM/A events (Innovation Labs) and/or value engineering projects throughout the organization to maximize manufacturing processes and improve the cost efficiency of design.
  • Provide/Develop training and guidance on 80/15/5 analysis to product design and manufacturing.
  • Ensure a culture of Continuous Improvement and provide technical expertise and leadership for manufacturing process improvements and equipment selection. 
  • Partner closely with the Automation Group.   Support evaluation of automation versus manual processes. Recognize and propose design changes to improve manufacturability.
  • Lead the Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis and manage its process.
    • Develop/Maintain “lessons learned” and best practices in regard to design techniques, manufacturing capability, tool catalog, and sheetmetal form guide (across organization).
  • Continuously research and identify industry market trends, best practices, new technologies and standards to incorporate and/or maintain quality DFM/A educational training solutions.
  • Evaluate new systematic processes (or software) to understand total cost from Design to Manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with purchasing personnel on the selection and specification of new purchased component parts for product designs in support of 80/15/5 analysis.
  • Lead and facilitate Pit stop (kaizen) events and Pit Stop Report Outs.
  • Instruct and develop DFM/A training initiatives to support engineering and manufacturing, including regional facilities.
  • Apply and communicate Lean principles to optimize quality, productivity, on-time delivery, and operational efficiencies resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Work closely with Engineering Managers & Plant Managers to coordinate and perform Lean operational assessments; provide recommendations and support for Lean initiatives.
  • Expected to complete internal Lean Champion certification.
  • Some travel is required for this role.


What you should have:

Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a regular four-year degree in an Engineering discipline. (Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering)


Minimum 5 -10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required; or similar experience in product engineering.


  • Experience in Design for Manufacturability and a passion for Innovation.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes; blanking, forming, tooling, stamping, plating and/or assembly.
  • Experience developing manufacturing process flow for mass production manufacturing.
  • Experience reading and interpreting product, tool detail and assembly drawings.
  • Experience managing projects: experience setting goals, managing competing priorities and handling multiple projects.
  • Experience explaining technical concepts to non-technical team members.
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Drive and passion to be a servant leader.
  • Coordinate the sharing and adoption of best practices throughout all locations.


Why you’ll love it here:

Hear directly from our team members about why they love it here! https://careers.greenheck.com/content/Why-Greenheck-Group/?locale=en_US


Benefits for you and your family:

Our benefit packages and salaries are among the best in our industry. Benefits may vary slightly by location, but usually include:

  • Health insurance
  • Prescription drug benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement savings plan
  • On-site clinic and fitness center (Schofield location)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical or dependent care expenses
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee Wellness Program




We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Nearest Major Market: Wausau