Engineering Manager

Streetsboro, OH

Alacriant Inc. is a manufacturer of stamped and fabricated metal assemblies serving both the commercial and defense industries for the past 17 years. We have three locations in Streetsboro Ohio; Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio; and Sanford, Florida, totaling 175,000 square feet of clean and safe workspace, along with state-of-the-art laser cutting, bending, welding, punching, and stamping equipment. With more than 125 skilled personnel, Alacriant’s goal is to consistently execute outcomes critical to its customers’ success.

As an ISO-certified company with an excellent training program and safety as our top priority, Alacriant employees are part of a team that pays the closest attention to every detail of every product produced and shipped from our facilities. We strive to be the first choice for customers seeking an outcome-driven metal fabrication manufacturer committed to excellence.


The manager of engineering oversees the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain proper product manufacturability, product quality and cost efficiency; ensures the engineering team and other manufacturing departments work together cohesively and is responsible for the development of equipment to aid in the manufacturing process; leads and directs the work of assigned manufacturing engineers, project engineers and process engineers in the timely launch of new products; utilizes the talents of the manufacturing engineering staff to identify and remedy inefficient manufacturing operations and processes.


  • Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.
  • Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of facilities, equipment and operations for better utilization of space.
  • Work closely with, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures.
  • Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.
  • Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.
  • Support all current and new product introductions.
  • Ensure vendors/subcontractors are manufacturing products according to product specifications.
  • Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.
  • Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.
  • Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.
  • Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.
  • Responsible for training vendors/subcontractors on new product launches to meet target date.
  • Hire, train, supervise and mentor engineers.  
  • Establish administrative policies, procedures, and standards.


  • BS degree in engineering and/or equivalent experience plus appropriate continuous training.
  • 4-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering. 
  • Management experience
  • Experience leading mid to large size manufacturing projects.  
  • Experience in a metal fabrication environment with laser cutting, press brake, machining and welding process technologies.
  • Experience in tool design and modifications.
  • A track record of successfully improving manufacturing process and reducing manufacturing costs.

Susie Kochy

Human Resources
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