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Director of Engineering

Summary:  Directs and coordinates activities of engineering and research/development departments to design, manufacture, and test components, products, and systems while implementing the Lean Manufacturing concepts by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


Essential Duties:  Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, and improve production techniques with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma concepts while developing procedures.

  • Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  • Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
  • Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of Lean manufacturing along with company policies and procedures to the engineering activities.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others re performed in a safe manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Manages Engineering Team design groups in the Research and Development and Engineering Department.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  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.

Education:  Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four (4) to ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Benefits:  Weekly pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave pay, 401k, tuition reimbursement.

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