Summary: In alignment with Summit Racing Equipment’s Core Values of People, Customer, Character, Performance and Community provide manufacturing direction and leadership to the Manufacturing group.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Full P&L responsibility with annual budgeting responsibility
Lead the design and development of new high performance automotive engine products with concentration on the manufacturability of the product.
Lead the development of new product goals, specifications, cost estimates, and sales projections.
Lead product improvement initiatives.
Work with manufacturing personnel in the production of tooling and fixtures, both prototype and final.
Work with Purchasing and outside vendors for the procurement of samples, pricing and material specifications. Assist with the evaluation of new vendors.
Conduct feasibility studies as needed.
Work with QA to improve product quality and processes.
Work on improving productivity and throughput in the manufacturing group with accurate production goals and time estimates.
Work with dyno operators to effectively test products for performance and durability. Knowledge of internal combustion engines required.
Travel to shows and events required
Manages supervisors and employees in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Total Engine Airflow areas. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; Coaching, counseling and employee discipline; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience:
4 year college degree with focus on mechanical or manufacturing engineering. MBA a plus. Hands on experience with internal combustion engines. 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment. Prior P&L responsibility. Experience with CAD / CAM software packages and CNC operation.
About Summit Racing Equipment
Summit Racing Equipment is the leading direct marketer of high performance parts and accessories for cars and trucks. Summit Racing offers the largest slecection, best prices and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, the Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquarted in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; McDonough, Georgia; and Arlington, Texas.