Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 830 million, the company’s 5,700 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Willis, US, TX 77378

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our Off-Highway business segment is a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of mechatronic assemblies, pedals, steering columns, and mechanical cables for the agricultural, construction, and powersports markets. We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer Manager to support our Willis Operations.


The Manufacturing Engineer Manager is expected to develop and implement World Class production (mostly assembly) processes & techniques. The role will design, implement, monitor and maintain production processes for new and existing products. Working closely with Product Development & multidisciplinary cross functional teams (XFT) to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective way of producing the highest quality product possible while ensuring full compliance with company and regulatory requirements.


  • Define and manage both capital and expense budgets for new equipment and projects
  • Work with engineering and other departments to produce cost estimates for new designs by estimating TAKT, tooling and fixture requirements and costs, etc.
  • Implement improvement and change activities to solve bottleneck problems and drive up the performance of production
  • Review manufacturing processes and efficiencies utilizing lean toolbox, with support from Lean Manager
  • Ability to manage personal projects and objectives while coordinating and reporting on those of the entire Manufacturing Engineering Team.
  • Improve existing operations, incorporating new methods and processes
  • Identify best practice (benchmarking) techniques and processes across facilities and implement as appropriate
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS from accredited college in an Engineering Discipline
  • Advanced Problem Solving (5 Why, Fishbone, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Engineering / technical experience
  • Computer, MRP, MS application and CAD literate
  • Background in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering
  • Commercially aware
  • Practical experience of lean manufacturing processes
  • Good working knowledge of legislation

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Keywords:  manufacturing engineer, industrial engineering
Application Id:  2230
Posting date::  Jun 14, 2022