Lead Global Manufacturing Engineer



Maumee, OH, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Purpose

You will help develop Dana’s manufacturing processes, design equipment to be used in production lines, and help support Dana’s global manufacturing strategy for Machining & Assembly Operations. The primary focus of this role will be for Drive Axle Machining/Assembly Operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead design and development of new and innovative standard bill of processes (SBOP) for the Machining of components & sub-assemblies.
  • Implements equipment and facility strategies to support advanced process development in our Manufacturing Centers globally.
  • Leads the develop of process technologies required to support long term product technology roadmaps.
  • Initiates benchmarking activities to ensure Dana is assessing state of the art technology for all manufacturing methods & processes.
  • Develops capital plans for business cases, strategies & action plans for deployment of benchmark-methods for all core manufacturing processes.
  • Participates in stage gate design reviews for new customer programs and advanced development projects to ensure the design is following DFA/DFM.
  • Participates in the advanced development of manufacturing processes for Axle product deployment
  • Implements and creates smart, flexible manufacturing systems, and works with local engineering teams to deploy in manufacturing equipment purchases.
  • Lead process to share and deploy best practices for manufacturing and assembly processes across global locations and applicable business units.
  • Support facilities in development of long-range capital investment plan, as well as review and approve capital investment projects for global manufacturing facilities to ensure adherence to SBOP and SPOE.
  • Develop/ maintain standard manufacturing / quality documentation (PFMEA, Control Plan, BOPY, MSA Plan, Functional Safety, etc.) for core processes.
  • Lead & support activities associated with Manufacturing & Process Launch & Industrialization.
  • Travel as necessary to support operations globally.
  • Perform other assigned duties incidental to the occupation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing processes and capital equipment procurement – 10+ years of experience in Machining and/or Assembly operations
  • Must understand statistics, as it relates to manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Low and high-volume production experience.
  • Assembly, Machining and Welding experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods both domestically and internationally.
  • Willingness to work extended or irregular hours to ensure that key job responsibilities are accomplished.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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