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ENGINEERING MANAGER

ENGINEERING MANAGER

locationMorristown, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Engineering
Full Time


The position is dedicated to the technical leadership of the Process Engineering Team.  The position is additionally responsible for the technical support of manufacturing focused on providing a consistent product that meets customer specifications with additional responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Lead initiatives to achieve product yield improvements, variation reduction, and achieve cost reduction goals related to the manufacture of ceramic cores/parts
  • Direct and manage the activities regarding product part designs and standards
  • Manage the facility’s engineering budgets
  • Manage and direct the New Product Introduction (NPI) initiative ensuring product development in accordance with overall project timelines, budget, and quoted standards
  • Develop the overall plant scrap reduction plan and manage the initiatives and actions to meet the scrap targets
  • Work in conjunction with the Product Engineering Manager to achieve all plant financial and scrap reduction metrics 
  • Report status of scrap reduction initiatives to Plant Manager and other high level managers as required 
  • Direct and participate in the conception, evaluation and implementation of cost improvement, product improvement and production problem solving activities
  • Coordinate scrap reduction initiatives with the HRC and Corporate Engineering technical staff
  • Establish professional working relationship with Engineering Managers and Engineering Team at each casting facility and promote engineering team communication regarding product status and issues
  • Work directly with engine manufacturer’s engineering team in conjunction with the casting facility’s engineering team to optimize core design and producibility as required
  • Responsible for developing the future strategic engineering organizational structure with the Process Engineering Manager, the Plant Manager, and the HR manager
  • Responsible for creating an environment of engagement and fostering development of Engineering Staff
  • Manage training development strategies for the Engineering Staff

Job Roles

  • Accountability and follow-through--interacts within organizational matrix understanding the inherent interdependence of roles and functions; takes ownership of outcomes; acts in the best interest of the team, group, function and enterprise
  • Rigor--continuous focus on repeatable processes at scale; analyzes efforts; recalibrates as needed; considers multiple inputs from multiple stakeholders; exhibits detail orientation
  • Tactical agility--inspires team to proactive improvements while maintaining ability to react to issues as they arise; functions well under pressure of production and time expectations; able to manage the tension of speed and specification demands 
  • Practical and adaptive thinking--understands organizational capabilities and introduces solutions within existing frameworks while simultaneously adapting to changes, developments in technology and marketplace demands 
  • Versatile leadership--technically capable, yet able to detach to gain perspective; deploys resources strategically and works alongside team when necessary
  • Possibility thinking--proactively challenges the status quo and seeks to solve problems differently than we have in the past; explores the boundaries of technology and current practice; embraces and champions change including automation, smart manufacturing and progress in data gathering and interpretation
  • Relationship-oriented--establishes and maintains connections with team, peers and cross functionally; collaborates and compromises for the good of the enterprise; provides thought partnership; creates and scales best practices across enterprise
  • Prioritization--understands the business and its technical, financial and strategic direction and goals; prioritizes work accordingly and communicates rationale for decisions; advocates for customers within the context of organizational capability and goals; understands the implication of decisions on other facets of the enterprise
  • Communication--listens well and takes multiple perspectives into consideration; articulates priorities and future possibilities clearly and frequently; interacts with operators, managers and customers and customizes approach to each stakeholder group
  • Coach/Mentor/Manager--provides direction, review, reassurance, encouragement, challenge, recognition on an individual basis; promotes growth and development in associates; inspires risk; continually assesses and reassesses talent and fit to role based on individual and collective performance
  • Resource and expertise deployment--understands where to invest to ensure resolution; solicits and directs the expertise and involvement of others and enables their success


  • BS in either Engineering discipline - Chemistry or Material Science
  • 5 years' experience in an Engineering Leadership role
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position entails access to export-controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant's ability to lawfully obtain access to such items.


About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com