Engineering Manager
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on May 21

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4148818

Position: Engineering Manager
Company: In business for over 55 years; we excel at complete art-to-part approach for design engineering and manufacturing of high-quality Plastic Injection & Cast Metal Molds for a diverse range of Industries and Markets. Always focused on innovation for all facets of Mold & Tool Building utilizing our cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment (design, engineering, simulation and automation) to deliver superior results for our customers. “If we can design it, we can build it”. Through the years we’ve had an adaptive and positive approach to adopting new technologies, streamlining operations and expanded capabilities and market exposure—adapting to change is everything for us to maintain the highest standard for quality. $30 Million in sales, privately held, and a second generation management team employing a very high performance culture of 150+ at our ISO 9001 certified, 54,000 sq. foot facility.
We appreciate our employees by providing:
  • Competitive base salary w/ bonus
  • Matching 401k & Profit Sharing Retirement Account
  • Full Medical Benefits
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Significant growth potential with promotion opportunities
Your unique role with us: Lead every engineering employee to achieve excellence in their work, including CAD modeling and tool design, while providing supporting documentation that promotes manufacturing excellence and maintaining a professional interaction with customers. Develop and implement strategies to maximize departmental throughput. Explore and implement innovative ideas to advance design productivity, and tooling functionality, longevity, and performance.
  • Assign and manage all FEA, Reverse Engineering and Mold Design related activities throughout the department.
  • Manages the department’s backlog, sets priorities, resolves timing and needs conflicts, and sets department hours.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain professional connections with all Carlson customers
Lead Project Launch meetings to establish design and interdepartmental expectations as
they relate to the successful execution of the job, review customer inputs, establish
required outputs, and sets required project date milestones
  • Keep current with design team’s strengths, vulnerabilities and opportunities for growth
  • Coordinate with sales team, project managers, manufacturing leaders, and quality
personnel to establish best practices that relate to our design services and the integration
with manufacturing
Community Information: Greater Milwaukee, WI Area
  • Desirable suburban community North of Milwaukee; population around 13,000
  • Close access to a variety of settings and scenic environments (urban, suburban, rural, wooded)
  • 20 minutes from downtown and minutes from the country
  • Easy access to Northern Wisconsin and Michigan Recreation areas
  • Very friendly culture; low crime rate; low unemployment rate
  • Home to an abundance of arts, museums, seasonal festivals and shopping
  • Moderate cost-of-living and excellent school systems
What we are looking for:
  • A minimum of 5 years of technical school, work experience, or apprenticeship
  • Shop experience in cutting metal on a variety of tool room equipment, i.e. milling machines,
EDM’s, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of plastic injection molding, how the mold design affects the
process, and has expertise with a wide variety of tooling technologies.
  • Is capable of performing and interpreting engineering calculations and simulations that affect
tooling performance including heat transfer, fluid dynamics, metal stress/strain/fatigue, plastic
behavior, corrosion modes, energy & power, and basic mechanics.
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