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Manager of Automation

Company: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
Location: Monroe
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Implements strategic plans and budgets as directed with division short-term and long-term objectives to upgrade and maintain all division facilities and the infrastructure capital assets. Lead initiatives, projects, and goals for Residential Division. Assist in planning for automation initiatives including site assessments, tracking of key metrics, and project oversight. Enhance internal and inter-divisional communication and alignment. KEY_RESPONSIBILITIES_(other_Duties_As_Assigned) * Translating strategic initiatives into implementation plans and function priorities. * Establishing measurement systems and metrics to monitor and advice on performance including the support of Business Plan monitoring activity. * Create a business aligned strategy and develop a technology roadmap. * Overseeing integration and implementation of cross functional initiatives critical to success. * Develop standards across division on automation, technologies used, robot selection, calculating justifications and savings leading to a common and interchangeable set of equipment. * Oversee the interface between Automation, Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, IT, QA and QC as required to support project goals, objectives and responsibilities. * Continue to develop technical skills and automation expertise. * Develop expertise within group and continuously drive for greater technical depth. * Assist talent management and development activities in the department. * Assist the new Automation Governance Committee established to provi a functional framework and context for the technological investments aligned with business strategies and processes. * Balance strategic cross functional initiatives that support goals and objectives of the organization with the operational realities of manufacturing and the global sites/functions it supports. * Adheres to budgets and schedules facilities modifications including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts, and contracts for construction and acquisitions. * Perform annual facility audits to support facility planning and asset management. * Works with Director of Automation to assure long-range plans, conceptual designs and capital outlay requirements and documentation for facilities. * Formulates and coordinates program specifications, requirements for proposals and contracts, and associated documents. * Reviews of Concept Drawings to assure functionality and accuracy. * Select and specify machines and components in automation equipment. * Inspects construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established specifications. * Oversees the infrastructure of communication services. * Coordinates with plant personnel involving equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventive maintenance projects * Review and implement preventive maintenance and capital asset management system for all projects. Scope_&_Impact The Manager of Automation provides leadership and support in creating, implementing and communicating strategic automation improvements. The strategic plan is developed by location and for the overall Residential Division. These plans drive the capital planning process, La-Z-Boy s competitive position globally and support meeting the company s financial objectives. Minimum_Requirements * Bachelor s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering or equivalent field with 6-8 years of experience. * 3-5 years supervisory/leadership experience in Industrial Manufacturing Automation * Significant project management experience. * Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and sustain creative output from a diverse technical staff. * Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team skills. * Proficient in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook). * Ability to travel up to 40%. Preferred_Requirements * Master s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering * Linear Actuators, Servo Drives, Index & Motion Control, Logic Programming. * Pick & Place, Hard & Soft Automation, along with Applied Applications. * Nesting, Tooling, Fixturing Design. * Pneumatic system design and schematic knowledge. * Basic hydraulic systems. * Six Sigma Green Certification SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None Physical_Demands/Work_Environment Often required to sit, use repetitive hand motion, hear, listen, talk, stand, walk and balance. Seldom required to bend, stoop, climb stairs, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, crawl, reach overhead, pull, push and lift over 50 pounds. Subject to inside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils and required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. Core_Attributes Communicate Transparently Lead the Team Impact and Influence Deliver Results Coach and Develop OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. An Equal Opportunity Employer La-Z-Boy Incorporated and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers that support and subscribe to a policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment. La-Z-Boy will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws.

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