Process Engineering Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(7/25/2023 1:25 PM)
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Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

The Process Engineering Manager will take responsibility for managing, mentoring, and supervising the Process Engineering Department.  They will also be responsible for all design of processes and assembly activities. The ideal candidate is expected to pro-actively identify where processes can be adapted and optimized to ensure cost effectiveness.  Throughout the design process, the Process Engineering Manager must possess the capabilities to drive the requirements into the development and continuous improvement of products and processes.  Specifically, the Process Engineering Manager duties will include developing an in-depth knowledge of our supply base; strengths and weaknesses of internal procedures and business processes of key personnel who contribute to the quality of the products and services offered by the organization.  The Process Engineering Manager is a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.  


  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of our supply base; strengths and weaknesses of internal procedures and business processes; strengths and weaknesses of equipment.
  • Leads the Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA / Control Plan) creation and updates (with supplier participation).
  • Leads engineering activities in the design, optimization and trouble-shooting of new processes and improvements in existing processes
  • Leads the technical transfer of new products from research and development to high volume product commercialization
  • Creates the assembly/process flow charts or supervision of supplier assembly flow charts recreation for manufacturing or rework activities.
  • Verify practices for efficiency and accuracy in order to implement processes that are safe and improve quality.
  • Ensure that all assembly processes operate within lean manufacturing principles (Value Stream Mapping, Five S, Kanban, and poka-yoke).
  • Identifies manufacturing process improvements to existing process at CM and tiered supplier base to include a cost benefit analysis to allow senior evaluation and approval.
  • Establishes and maintains work standards for product costing and productivity measurement.
  • Manage process documentation; responsible for maintaining up-to-date and accurate work instructions, process control plans and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain documentation compliance for the Process, Health and Safety, and Quality Department
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices
  • Supervises, mentors, coaches, and manages the Process Engineering Department




  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Process preferred)
  • 5 – 10 years of work experience in the industry
  • Project Management skills and experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in PFMEA techniques.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Experience of participation in a product development team from inception to manufacturing launch including evidence of the imposition of DFM/A into the design.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of IATF16949 and ISO14001.
  • Knowledge and execution experience of APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Process Flow.
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to produce succinct reports/presentations to communicate status of assigned projects/tasks.
  • Strong leadership abilities, able to lead effective meetings.
  • Quality Control background including problem solving and root cause analysis would be beneficial
  • Sound technical background (hands-on) with logical deductive reasoning approach.
  • Interest in developing technical skills through both internal and external training.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities with task prioritization, multi-tasking, use of timelines and time management techniques.
  • Conviction to improve personally and support continuous improvement in the department and company as a whole.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Statistical Process Control
  • Experience in design for assembly and manufacturing
  • Effective working skills of MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong CAD skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Motion Time study Capability


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance
• RRSP retirement savings plan
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer.   Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA.


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