Technical Program Manager

This role will report directly to the Plant General Manager and will lead development, overall assembly process systems and be a subject matter expert in automated complex assembly.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Become and Function as a subject matter expert (SME) in establishing consistent practices and providing expertise to engineers working on automation projects.
  • Lead OEE improvement on equipment and automation for scaling business needs
  • Utilize problem solving initiatives utilizing tools such as 4-panel, Kaizen, A3, and/or DMAIC to drive improvements
  • Be a conduit between our engineering teams and our customer on collectively striving toward production goals.
  • Provide concept development, User Requirement Specification (URS) authoring, and quoting, sourcing, project management, and/or acceptance (FAT/SAT) of automation projects.
  • Serve as the design for assembly / automation SME for Global Innovation and development programs.
  • Work with manufacturing facility engineering & management to identify opportunities for automation and robotics to reduce cost and improve quality, with a focus on flexible automation.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to manage multiple projects and interface with teams at multiple facilities, including temporary assignments at facilities other than the assigned home base for this position.
  • Key contributor on Automation Council, focused on component standardization, education and exploration of new technologies, and development of automation best practices.
  • Actively participate in continual improvement, corrective, and customer satisfaction
  • Minimal travel may be required to other facilities to support business needs
  • Other duties as assigned

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Minimum eight (8) years proven experience in Automation
  • Experience with Project or Program Management
  • Strong interfacing skills with both internal and external customers

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Working knowledge of machining processes to compliment “design for manufacturing and assembly”
  • Previous experience in a regulated manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of mechanical devices, such as indexers, pick & place mechanisms, sensors, PLCs, stepper, and servo motors
  • Strong commitment to proper safety precautions in design and practice
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, be flexible and self-directing
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and Project
  • Demonstrated experience building an operations organization and culture consistent with company Guiding Principles that is laser focused on delivering safety, quality, delivery, and cost performance