Farwell, MI, US, 48622

Plant Technical Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a leader of the Engineering & Maintenance team, the Engineer Manager will be responsible to coordinate and direct the design, planning, construction, maintenance, project management and alteration of processes, equipment, machinery, buildings, and other facilities by performing the following duties personally through subordinate engineers and maintenance technicians. Oversees and responsible for the ISO14001 program.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Plan, budget, and schedule facilities modifications including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts, and contracts for construction and acquisitions.
  • Conduct feasibility studies for new products and expansion to existing product lines.
  • Inspect construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established specifications.
  • Oversee the coordination of building space allocation, layout, and communication services.
  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel and contractors engaged in installation and moving furniture and equipment.
  • Engineering and procurement of ergonomic assembly fixtures.
  • Develop plant manning and operation standards.
  • Control of all engineering, facility, and maintenance expenses.
  • Project management including automation cell design/function, quoting, vendor interaction and capital budgets.
  • Ability to understand and implement the use of machine vision for inspection and robot guidance.
  • Ability to implement and maintain industrial robotics including electrical, mechanical components, program setup and system troubleshooting.
  • Follow ISO14001 and IATF16949 procedures/processes.
  • Designates individual to serve as the Facility Environmental Coordinator (FEC) for the plant.
  • Actively participate in self-directed work team model.
  • Participate in plant recycling programs.
  • Contribute to the achievement of quality/management objectives by optimizing design (of layout, machines, etc.…) to produce quality product.
  • Manages Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, and Maintenance Technicians and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.

Advantages of working at Lear in the Engineering group:

  • Exposure to executive leadership teams.
  • Team collaboration will afford you the opportunity to draw from each other's experience and knowledge and further encourage communication and support.
  • Improved business productivity because everyone achieves and enjoys success once a goal is reached, or a project is completed.

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA); five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PLC ladder logic preferred (Control Logix, Micro Logix, Compact Logix & SLC500 – Rockwell Software).
  • AutoCAD
  • Experience with automation equipment (i.e., Industrial Robots, Automated Guided Vehicles & Vision Systems).
  • Experience with plant floor operations, including line/cell installations/rearrangements.
  • Experience with MOST
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


Bonus If You Have:

  • Robotics experience
  • Master’s degree in a related field




Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw