Automation Program Manager

Stackpole International - Ancaster, ON (14 months ago)

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This role will manage program timelines for individual assembly and equipment automation projects. Play a major role in managing all GAA projects. Monitor the phases of the project delivery from design/concept through to fabrication and implementation. Contribute to the overall growth of manufacturing activities by assisting in the continuous improvement of process capability through equipment design in all global regions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for preparing, coordinating and managing project timeline, open issue list and resource need and allocation
Key window and main contact for communications with “customers”, suppliers, GAA team members and management
Using MS Project and / or other tools create specific project tasks. Establish milestones and make adjustments as needed throughout the life cycle of the project
Ensures Project Targets are met (Quality, Delivery Timing, Budget, etc.)
Play a supporting role in the multi-disciplinary approach to equipment design / development
Work as a team member in order to complete the implementation of new or modified production machines in conjunction with new manufacturing projects
Manage project related open issue list
Create and manage Project SOR-s for internal use that is in line with customer and quality expectations
Create and manage quality check lists in line with the SOR and Machine Build Specification requirements to ensure equipment is fully tested prior shipment
Debrief Management on current progress vs budget and timeline
Develop CI ideas to improve the departmental systems
Coordinate continuous improvement initiatives
Perform other related duties as required

An undergraduate degree in Engineering and relevant experience
3 to 5 years experience working for an automation company is preferred
Good understanding of automated solutions and assembly processes
Good technical understanding of multi-disciplinary engineering research initiatives
Able to synthesize and communicate concept and design solutions to a broad audience
Mechanical aptitude
Demonstrated Project Management skills
Excellent communications, negotiating, conflict management, and problem solving skills
Proficient in FMEA and GD&T
Understanding of automotive systems and quality requirements based on IATF 16949/ISO9001 operating systems
Able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, at all levels of the organization
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation

What we offer...

Extended Healthcare Plan (Medical, Disability, Dental & Vision)
Out of Country Coverage
Group Life - AD&D - Critical Illness Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability Plans
Fantastic Pension Plan
Management Bonus
Paid Sick Days
Employee and Family Assistance Program
Employee Discounts
Awards - Gifts
Employee BBQ's and Events

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Stackpole’s Accessibility for Ontarians Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.