Custom Profile, named Best Places to Work in 2015, is a privately held manufacturer of plastic extruded products with over $36 million in annual sales and 225 employees at its locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Juarez, Mexico. The company is an industry leader in the profile extrusion industry, currently ranked 78th on the list of largest plastic extruders across all market segments for 2016, up from 82nd on the list in 2015. The company is looking to grow organically and acquisitively with plans of $50+ million revenue in the next 3-5 years. Founded in 1992, Custom Profile has enjoyed consistent annual growth in its revenues and earnings in 22 of its 24 years in operation. Custom Profile boasts a blue chip customer base, including Herman Miller, Haworth, Hon/Allsteel, Steelcase, Whirlpool, Electrolux, GE Appliance and others.
Reporting to the CEO the successful candidate will be responsible for directing, prioritizing and coordinating the activities of the engineering department to support the company goals of Zero Defects and 100% On-Time Delivery in a cost-efficient manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develops recommendations accordingly.
Establishes standard procedures and systems for the engineering department.
Ensures the integrity of the engineering department of procedures and systems.
Manages the department personnel priorities, productivity, efficiency and performance.
Provides direction and examples for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures
to the engineering activities
Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or interdepartmental relations.
Confers with management, production, and sales to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products.
Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
Maintain a clean and organized work area; follow daily housekeeping and 5S standards.
Promote and maintain a culture and attitude of continuous improvement, working within the company team to make it more efficient, safety and an enjoyable place to work.
Qualifications and Requirements
Strength in the following areas required:
Experience in the following areas is preferred: