Director Of Engineering

  • Minority Executive Search
  • MD, USA
  • May 22, 2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Location: MD   In this position you will be responsible for driving the design and development of new and innovative product lines. In this position you will lead a global team of engineers in product development, project management and cost down initiatives while meeting our manufacturing, safety, quality, regulatory code compliance and marketing objectives. Must be capable of driving innovation and new product development, estimating development costs and monitor assigned projects through all phases of development. Oversee product testing and documentation including the writing of product performance specifications and test plans. Position involves close coordination with business leaders, manufacturing, marketing, industrial design and customer base.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Drive innovation in multiple product categories related to storage
  • Project Management of global projects, direct/indirect responsibility
  • Lead a team of Product Engineers, with direct reports, to design and develop new and innovative product lines
  • Design and development, direct/indirect responsibility
  • Product improvement and cost down, direct/indirect responsibility
  • Cost Down Initiatives, direct/indirect responsibility
  • Budget management, direct responsibility
  • Regulatory code compliance (i.e. UL, CSA, CE), direct/indirect responsibility
  • Adherence to product development process, direct responsibility
  • Long term product and manufacturing strategic planning
  • Estimating operating budgets

Position Requirements:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Direct project management experience in the design and manufacturing of products using relevant engineering technologies.
  • Experience with design for manufacturing, DFMEA, lean manufacturing & platforming
  • Understanding of multinational manufacturing locations/cultures
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal, communication, and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software, including MS Project and Excel.
  • Firm understanding of using 3D CAD software to develop designs, mechanisms and assemblies.
  • Understanding of finite element analysis (FEA) for developing designs
  • 6+ years' of team leadership experience
  • 12+ Years' in engineering related field
  • Working knowledge in the design/manufacturing of parts and assemblies made by plastic injection molding, stamping, die casting, grinding, machining and their related tooling.
  • Understanding of jigs and fixtures.
  • Think creatively to develop ideas that can be protected by patents.
  • Perform/specify the required testing for design and performance verification.
  • Ability to work on and coordinate multiple, global projects.
  • Ability to work in a global, multi-functional team environment.
  Please answer the questions listed below and email them back to me with your updated resume to Referrals are welcome!   1. Do you have 12 years in Design and Manufacturing of Products? Explain     2. Do you have Team Leadership experience? Explain   3. Are you open to Relocation?