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Company : PGT Custom Windows and Doors
Location : Nokomis, FL 34275
position : iLab Manager

Description :

The Innovation Lab (iLab) Manager for PGTI is responsible for all business and operational processes required to launch custom, niche, engineered to order fenestration products. This individual will work collaboratively with the design engineering team and leadership to design and manage flexible manufacturing processes needed for new product development. Manages and coordinates activities of manufacturing production personnel. Manages P&L for iLab. Reports directly to the Vice President of Engineering and Innovation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Customer Interface

Promote factory capabilities to solicit orders

Preparation of customer quotes, including; designs, timelines, and costs

Product / Project Selection

Organizes efforts through PGTI’s defined stage gate process to deliver innovative new products, serving defined target markets.

Lead review sessions with stakeholders and subject-matter experts to evaluate requests (or concepts) for production

Product Designs

Interface with New Product Development Team to develop detailed product designs to meet customer requirements and manufacturability within the factory

Design Activities: Work with Sr Design engineers to address product updates and support the creation of new product design concepts. Use creativity and ingenuity in product development and continuous improvement activities

Product Documentation

Responsible for maintaining and organizing all process documentation for each custom product and each sales order

Product Installation and Prototype Support: Build, install and test prototype units. Develop working prototype concepts for feasibility analysis

Certification Determination

Select appropriate certification levels for produced products (e.g., P.E. approved, HVHZ, NOA, etc.)

Order Placement with PGT Customer Service

Initiate orders with PGT to allow for customer order acknowledgements and customer billing

Supply Chain / Material Sourcing

Works closely with supply chain to ensure production material is available and inventoried

Tracking of costs

Maintain an accounting of product / project specific costs

Maintain an accounting of Factory budget and expenditures

Maintain P&L by product and project

Production Monitoring

Monitor product production to ensure on-time deliveries for customers

Ensure production equipment / tools are properly maintained

Fabrication / Assembly

Develop and maintain manufacturing process plans

Build products from design drawings

Program CNC / automated equipment

Quality Inspections

Verify products conform to design specifications

Ensure products are visually defect free (e.g., glass, frame finish, etc.)

Performance Reporting

Maintain appropriate records of factory performance to; establish baselines, monitor trends, and identify improvements opportunities

IT System

Implements and maintains information systems needed to build configurable product


Communicate project progress or issues in a timely manner with team and stakeholders to ensure completion of project is successful.

Production Support

Participate in product fabrication and assembly as required

Product Transitions

Work closely with manufacturing engineering teams to transition newly designed products into the appropriate manufacturing facility. Coordinates product launch, start up, and successful transition toward stable/mature product

Leads personnel responsible for the manufacturing activities of new product launches.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent – preferably Mechanical Engineering.
5± years experience in manufacturing engineering and project management, preferably in the Fenestration industry.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Hands-on mechanical skills required – working knowledge of tools such as CNC, chop saw, table saw, drill press, etc. required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
College-level mathematical skills
Ability to establish priorities, plan, document and monitor
Must be able to assess complex situations and make appropriate decisions
None required
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.
Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery.
Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

Ability to travel occasionally domestically, including other PGTI facilities.
Occasional: activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequent: activity exists 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.