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Engineering Manager - VA/VE in Ann Arbor at Masco Cabinetry

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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    Ann Arbor
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Job Description

Masco Cabinetry has an immediate opening for a Engineering Manager - Va/VE at our corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI!

Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry products have been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


Responsible for reaching targeted levels of cost saving through the timely, effective implementation of VA/VE initiatives. Conduct ongoing Value Analysis to identify and prioritize opportunities for new cost saving projects. Develop detailed action plans, milestones and deliverables for all projects.


  • Lead VA/VE Events designed to identify cost reduction opportunities from competitive benchmarking, internal benchmarking, and in-plant events.
  • Develop business cases for cost reduction ideas, gain approvals, and track progress though the implementation level pipeline.
  • Contributes to the creation of action plans for each approved VA/VE initiative and ensures they are maintained by the project owner.
  • Effectively coordinates Company-wide staff and related resources to implement VA/VE projects on-time and to the targeted cost saving.
  • Keep others (Colleagues, Supplier Partners, etc.) effectively informed/engaged throughout each VA/VE Project.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field, 5+ years of experience in field required.
  • Working knowledge of VA/VE process
  • Proven record of project and team management.
  • Manufacturing process experience.
  • Use of project management tools / software.
  • Strong written and verbal communications and must be comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization.
  • Proven leadership of cross functional teams.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Exceptionally productive, even in the absence of daily, direct supervision.


  • Experience in Woodworking or the Furniture Industry.
  • Lean and 6 Sigma experience.
  • Working knowledge of Engineering processes, Manufacturing and/or Product Engineering and Product Costing.