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JOB ID:: BHJOB8536_9759

Engineering Manager

CEO Inc’s Advanced Composite Group is actively looking for a Process Engineering Manager in the Plastic and Composite Industry. The company has seen impressive year over year growth and is interested in continuing to drive new business development efforts throughout the next several years. The company manufactures and delivers highly engineered finished parts for use in the manufacture of products in the automotive, agricultural, truck, transportation and marine industries. The company is offering market comparable salary, plus bonus, strong benefits and re-location assistance for the right person.

The Role

This role will lead a small team of engineers in the plant and report direct to the Site Manager.  The Engineering Manager will be accountable for all continuous improvements, process improvements, root cause analysis of issues on the production floor and use LEAN Manufacturing and problem-solving tools to remediate all production issues. 

The role will be highly instrumental in both current products and growing the facilities capabilities in production, tooling and assembly.  This role will interact frequently with the end OEM client when issues are detected and help prevent future production problems.        


To be considered for this role, you must have a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline that may include Mechanical, Industrial or other related engineering background.  You must have at least 15 years of hands-on experience supporting the process engineering functions within a Tier 1 supplier in the automotive or transportation industry.  The experience needs to be in an environment with raw material conversion, fabrication and assembly of components in a polymer and tooling environment.  This could be plastics, composites, closed molding or similar environment. 

You need to have strong familiarity with LEAN manufacturing and processes within a plant facility; experience trouble shooting issues, and experience with TS16949 QMS environment.  Excellent communication, management and leadership skills are needed to be successful in this role.

The Location

The role is located in the Spartanburg, South Carolina area.  The Greenville/ Spartanburg area of “upstate” South Carolina is one of the fastest growing areas in the Southeast US.  Spartanburg is the 2nd largest city within the “Upstate” area combining for over 1.3 Million people.  It has all the features of a small town while giving easy access to the Smokey Mountains, Coastal Carolina, Atlanta and Charlotte.  In the hills of the mountains, the area has year-round mild weather and all 4 seasons; very little snow and not too humid.  The area has continued to expand its economy by attracting and retaining high “technology” companies, automotive suppliers, and a wide range of manufacturing companies.  The area is full of museums, festivals and parks making the area an excellent choice for families, empty nesters and singles.  A low cost of housing, low crime rate and easy access to an International Airport round out the reasons this area is a top pick for re-locations of both companies and families.


CEO Inc. is an award-winning, full-service recruitment and staffing firm, that for over 22 years has specialized in direct hire placement for senior-level sales, operational and management positions for plastics, composites, textiles and specialty chemical companies nationwide.  CEO Inc. was recently named to the Inc.5000 “Fastest Growing Companies” List for 2016.  CEO Inc. has also been honored with the Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award for 4 consecutive years (2012-15) as well as their “50 Fastest Growing Companies” for 2015 and 2016.  For more information, please visit  Eric Murphy is our National Practice Leader in the Advanced Composite area and has actively consulted with the top firms in the industry for the past 8 years.

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