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Production Engineering Manager Stilwell, OK, US ID#16353

Cherokee Nation Businesses is looking for a Production Engineering Manager for its businesses in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector. This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s leadership ability and experience in business development.

For more than 40 years, CNB's Engineering and Manufacturing companies have provided on-time, on-budget aerospace and defense services for commercial and government clients. Each business serves its clients with award-winning excellence and responsiveness. Working with these tribal-owned companies offers government agencies the option to award sole source contracts, providing flexible and efficient means of allocating resources for projects of all sizes.


The Production Engineering Manager is responsible for leading all manufacturing engineering, process development, installation, maintenance and improvement of production lines to meet KPI’s. 


Includes the following:

  • Oversees the production engineering team regarding projects, task and operations.
  • Manages the planning and designing of the methods to improve or enhance existing programs.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times and process improvement through lean techniques and value engineering to increase efficiency.
  • Reviews, evaluates and implements engineering changes and specifications requirements.
  • Analyze and review budgets, schedules, production requirements and headcount to determine the most cost effective methods of obtaining necessary resources.
  • Prepares engineering documents including cost estimates, appropriation requests, project schedules, design specifications, inspection procedures, instruction specifications, labels, purchase requisitions, operating manuals and technical reports.
  • Support all safety rules, procedures and standards.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Supervises/Manages a department and have authority over hiring/firing/performance decisions.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 6 years of experience in production/industrial engineering and 2 years supervisory/management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, drawings and technical descriptions.
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering concepts, manufacturing, production standards and efficiency optimization tools; process oriented.
  • Knowledge of various software applications:  database, design, inventory, and Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to properly manage and prioritize resources, people and projects.
  • Ability to work in high production environment and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines, have a defined sense of urgency as required.
  • Interpersonal skills; telephone skills; patience.


This position is primarily performed in a warehouse environment involving moderate exposure to unusual elements as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes and loud noises.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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