Director of Manufacturing Engineering

TotalTek Engineering

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Client Overview:
Our client is the world’s leading manufacturer of diaphragm compressors and hydrogen re-fueling stations.  They have been manufacturing diaphragm compressors for use in the specialty gas, oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, research and renewable energy industries.

TotalTek is a Technology Company focused on managed services specializing Engineering and IT solutions.  We are a minority owned company with onshore and offshore capabilities that originated in northeast Wisconsin. Our workforce solutions and customized delivery in Project Outsourcing, Managed Resource Program and Staff Augmentation have expanded our capabilities to better serve companies in these niche industries. Our core value is Improving Lives for Clients and Consultants alike and is why we believe TotalTek is a simple solution to your complex Engineering and IT problems.


  • Responsible for designing manufacturing processes and production layouts, documenting procedures, installing and implementing new equipment and evaluating the procedures and equipment involved in the manufacturing process.
  • Responsible for “hands on” leadership of the Lean Continuous Improvements functions within the plant with a key responsibility of analyzing the current manufacturing state and formulating action plans through known Lean techniques that drive increases in productivity, quality and reductions in costs and equipment downtime.
  • Develops, designs and modifies manufacturing methods, test equipment, fixtures and tooling to improve to improve productivity, quality and safety.
  • Performs work flow analysis and lays out facility to maximize safety, output, quality, profitability and efficiency.
  • Implements product design changes, new product introductions
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design for manufacturing, assembly, and test.
  • Manages capital expense budget.
  • Develops work instructions for production processes.
  • Trains employees on new processes and equipment utilization.
  • Review and calculate labor content to set standards to allow proper calculation of production costs.
  • Evaluate quality control processes and make recommendations for improvements in quality control.
  • Coordinate preventing equipment maintenance and coordinate repair services when necessary.
  • Establish and maintain data collection and performance measurements to track performance.
  • Run kaizen Continuous Improvement sessions.
  • Perform “Lean Assessment”, 5-S, TPS, Culture audits and events
  • Work with other plant personnel to establish cost savings initiatives


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering is required; Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial degree is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience/Formal Training in Lean manufacturing.
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification/training preferred.
  • Good communication skills (oral and in writing) and the ability to work well with technical and non-technical people are essential.
  • Knowledge of Process flow and value stream layouts

All Qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  Qualified Applicants are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) who have the legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship and meet the Minimum Qualifications listed above.


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