Operations Project Leader in West Bend, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 10/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 10/23/2020

Job Description

Operations Project Leader -- Hand Tools, Storage, and Safety PPE

The Operations Project Leader is responsible for managing multiple moderate to highly complex engineering and operations projects with minimal direction. Individuals in this position will provide project management and necessary technical direction to assure successful and timely implementation of projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership over moderate to highly complex design projects. Provides direction, guidance and engineering expertise to team members. Review work of engineers and other project team members.
  • Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering and operations projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines.
  • Communicates, both verbal and written, to assure all groups are working toward the goal of timely project completion. Communicate technical details, ideas, and concepts to engineers and non-engineers in multiple locations.
  • Drives operational readiness through a cross functional project team.
  • Analyzes, evaluates and selects from manufacturing alternatives to best meet objectives for capital, cost, capacity and timing.
  • Creates manufacturing cost models for new projects to analyze the best approach for operations business planning.
  • Accountable for technical elements of project execution including integration of equipment, tooling, capability reviews, manufacturing process and safety, regulatory and standards compliance.
  • Conduct design and safety reviews as needed to gain necessary approvals for product development phase progressions.
  • Identifies project risks and implements risk reduction plans.
  • Interacts extensively with manufacturing plants and outside suppliers to achieve project goals.
  • Complies with all METCo procedures covering new product development and design output in addition to procedures of non-engineering departments related to project flow.
  • Consistently visualizes entire scope of a project with very little guidance.
  • Schedules, develops agendas, facilitates and documents project meetings.
  • Tracks project schedule to ensure adherence to timelines.
  • Regularly makes presentations of project status.
  • May occasionally recommend changes to existing standards and procedures.
  • Maintains an awareness of competitive offerings and the general business climate in the tool and hardware industry.
  • Does not have formal supervisory responsibilities, although will provide input for performance appraisals for Advanced Manufacturing and cross functional project team members. Also oversees day-to-day activities of project team members.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Graduate studies preferred in the business areas such as Project Management, Finance, Marketing, or Organizational studies. Formal project management training preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years engineering experience in related field.
  • Experience successfully managing low-moderate complexity projects and/or subsystems of larger projects.
  • Must possess a high level of Manufacturing/Industrial engineering aptitude including a broad knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in several manufacturing processes should include research and implementation of manufacturing equipment.
  • Must have a working design knowledge of a wide variety of the technologies associated with Milwaukee products.
  • Must be able to personally conduct detailed analyses or recognize the need to seek the appropriate expertise to achieve the desired results.
  • Ability to draft compressive test plans and specifications.
  • CAD Skill Level: Basic 2D
  • Geometric Tolerancing: basic understanding
  • Tolerance Analysis: Statistical
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Project.
  • Willing to travel 10-25%


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