Production Engineering Manager - Piab AB

  • Evolving ourselves. Evolving you. Evolving automation.|Since 2018, Piab is owned by Patricia Industries, part of Investor AB

Om vår klient

Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting, and moving solutions since 1951. We believe in an automated world where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured. With annual sales of ~2 billion SEK, 900 employees, and a global presence in more than 100 countries, we help our customers improve their operations for the better daily. Since 2018, Piab is owned by Patricia Industries, part of Investor AB.


At Piab we work with smart tech by creating intelligent solutions, a more efficient production climate, as well as a safer workplace within the world of automation. We provide gripping skills to robots, intelligent flow to materials, and lifting power to humans. We want to improve today's products and assembly for the better. This ambition is embedded into everything we do. It is in every idea, every product, and every interaction.

As Industrialisation and Quality Manager, you are part of the Operations Management team within the Piab Vacuum Automation division, leading a team of 4 direct reports.
You aim to create a scalable, reliable, and cost-efficient production with the right quality. You will be responsible for production setup of new products and for the quality assurance of our production and sourced components. You will:

  • Manage and develop a strong Production and Quality engineering team in accordance with the division and Operations strategy with clear plans and goals to ensure good customer satisfaction
  • Support new product launches
  • Develop and implement a global industrialisation and quality strategy for the Piab Vacuum Automation division, with scalability, cost, and quality as key focus areas
  • Develop production tools, methods, and work instructions for new products as a participant in new product development projects, with a high focus on built-in quality control and poka-yoke
  • Drive process improvements within the Production Engineering function
  • Provide support to the Supply Units when upgrading, trouble shooting and maintaining production equipment
  • Lead and drive coordination between the different Supply Units regarding production engineering issues
  • Process improvements and automation within the Vacuum Automation division
  • Proactively work on minimizing product quality risks with R&D and Operations
  • Drive improvements and implement tools and methods within the quality area
  • Manage team workloads in order to meet goals and deadlines

You will work closely with our Supply Units located in Germany, Singapore, China, USA, as well as with Sourcing and R&D. The role reports directly to the Global Operations Director Vacuum Automation. The position is located in our current office in Täby, Sweden, to start with, but will be transferred along with our Piab Head office relocation to new premises in Danderyd, Sweden, later this year.

Vem söer vi?

To be successful in this role we believe you:

  • Act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • Execute plans with commitment and determination to achieve high quality results and on time
  • Are systematic, plan ahead, prioritize and allocate resources effectively
  • Cooperate well and support others in the pursuit of team goals
  • Have the ability to develop and implement plans in a global, cross-functional environment with a holistic mindset
  • Have the ability and willingness to shift between operational hands-on tasks and more strategic thinking

Skills, experience, and/or educational background:

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in production engineering, preferably in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Higher degree in Engineering
  • Strong technical skills
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Fluency in Swedish is a merit


All employees at Piab have a strong hands-on mentality, exploring, sharing ideas, leading by example making those ideas a reality, and ultimately committing to our customers' success. As the world of automation evolves, so does Piab.


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