Engineering Director (Engineering)
Directs a team of engineering personnel assigned for the strategic development of products. Works in conjunction with Sales, Marketing, and other teams to drive strategic customer projects. Coordinates the daily activities of the group, recommends and implements standards and specifications relevant to the product area, provides strategic technical support to marketing in the evaluation of future the programs or products, and serves as the overall leader of the product group.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with appropriate marketing, sales and product engineering personnel to assess feasibility and advisability of new products, determine impact of new programs on engineering resources.
Support marketing and field sales colleagues by providing and coordinating requests for quotes, application and design assistance and customer visits; provide customer or in-house training; provide technical data in support of division advertising brochures.
Review, interpret and act on customer provided specifications and drawings and convert to divisional format; establish dimensional, mechanical and electrical performance criteria and parameters.
Recommend and implement standards and specifications relevant to the product area, provide support to marketing in the evaluation of new programs or products, and serve as the overall leader for the product group.
Apply basic engineering principles and analysis to the resolution of technical problems, perform development, design and analysis of new products; provide design validation testing for all new products; interpret design results and data; make independent judgments as to their validity.
Confers with establishment personnel to implement BU operating procedures related to New Product Introduction, PDM & CAD system, engineering tools and the systems in which they operate.
Develops models of alternate processing methods to test feasibility of new applications of system components and recommends implementation of improved procedures.
Participates in meetings, seminars, and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in field.
Support the implementation of safety and ergonomics programs which are designed to reduce injuries and cut costs.
Prepare and implement capital expense and major expense programs.
Recommend and coordinate technical training programs for engineering personnel. provide product training for technicians, engineers, marketing, field sales personnel and customers.
Works with appropriate sales, marketing, and engineering personnel to assess feasibility and advisability of new products; determine impact of new programs on engineering resources
Understand and communicate the competitive position of company products in all associated markets
Recognize, define, and communicate the technological improvements in the company's product line that will generate the greatest return
Set the strategic plan/direction for the engineering group
Coordinate and manage the progress of key strategic product development programs
Assume responsibility for all Agency compliance activities
Work in conjunction with senior management to develop budgets, set policy, develop strategy, structure the business, and meet corporate defined objectives
Effectively communicate and present strategic engineering vision to a variety of audiences, including senior, divisional, and group management.
Confer with engineering personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develop design
Provide project engineers with supplemental technical guidance, continually improving documentation flow and development time
Work with multiple manufacturing locations to assure support of NPI/NPD is provided from Development and Product Engineering
Oversight of concurrent engineering projects within the department, manage resources to insure accurate and on-time completion for all segments of the engineering team
Work in conjunction with marketing and field sales colleagues by providing and coordinating requests for quotes, application and design assistance and customer visits; provide customer or in-house training; provide technical data in support of division advertising
Evaluate and recommend component parts, materials and processes as related to improved product
performance, quality and profitability; provide support for evaluation and selection of capital equipment
Directly supervises the engineering department as part of an assigned business unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Direct reporting to VP of Engineering
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree (BS) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a college or university; Masters preferred
5-7 years management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment.
Demonstration of proficiency in successful project management and sufficient depth of technical expertise to handle major projects for the business unit.
Able to travel domestically and internationally.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Human relations skills subordinate to technical.
Strong computer and business systems knowledge.
Free to decide how to achieve predetermined ends.
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any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex,
age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal,
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