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Manager, Engineering (Functional Materials)

Location US-VA-Newport News
Company Canon Virginia, Inc.
Requisition ID
Research & Development
Position Type


We are looking for a highly Technical Engineering Manager to oversee the technical staff who are developing new core technologies that solve real world problems! This individual will manage the Functional Materials group within our Business Development Engineering division at Canon Virginia. They will support the ongoing growth and expansion of BDE and Canon and establish a technical foundation to manage the development pipeline of technology around Functional Materials. This position will be responsible for the projects/themes that go through the Functional Materials focus as well as the budget and manpower to fulfill the program.
This Engineering Manager coordinates and is responsible for department activities involving design and implementation of major capital projects/improved production techniques, maintenance and repair of current equipment, rationalization of capital investments and/or machine shop operations.  They also actively seek improvements and cost savings.


- Assigns or delegates responsibility for specific projects, tasks or assignments. Gives work directions, resolves problems, prepares work schedules, establishes objectives and timelines to ensure completion of operational functions.
- Confers with management, production, and purchasing staff to determine engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness of projects.
- Reviews and analyzes reports, records, and directives to determine department performance relative to stated goals and objectives. Utilizes the data to plan department activities, such as new departmental commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered.
- Evaluates current procedures and practices for accomplishing the activities and functions of the department in order to develop and implement alternate methods designed for the improvement of work. Seeks out, generates, and recommends/implements profit-making and/or cost-saving ideas.
- Develops, reviews, and/or revises specifications for purchasing new equipment, machinery, tooling, fixtures, and test/inspection equipment for improvements in manufacturing current products and for start-up of new product lines.
- Prepares presentations, reports and/or records on departmental activities for Directors.
- Counsels and advises subordinates concerning performance. Directs training of members to improve performance and acquaint members with company policies and procedures.
- Initiates and/or recommends/approves personnel actions such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and corrective or disciplinary measures.
- Coordinates Production Innovation related activities of subordinates, including training, encouraging small group activities, and generally moti-vating employees to participate in activities.
- Ensures compliance with all safety regulations and ISO standards.
- Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
- Provides technical direction by reviewing designs to ensure compliance with external and internal standards, and good design practices. 


PLEASE NOTE: We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, orders and mandates, including those we may be required to follow as a federal government contractor/subcontractor.  We are required under federal law to invite you to voluntarily self-identify in various categories. Relevant forms will be included at several steps in the recruitment process.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience, and 5-8 years’experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment and 2- 5 years supervisory and/or project coordination experience.
- Requires technical skills in chemical engineering, chemistry, material science or equivalent to lead and manage the technical team.
- Able to effectively manage teams.

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products. Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer. Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services. It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations. Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.

Workstyle Description

Hybrid - This position is full time and offers a hybrid work schedule requiring you to be in the office two company designated days a week and an option to work from home the remainder of the week (unless a specific business need arises requiring in office attendance on other days). Note that work schedules and office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.


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