Engineering Manager

Ontario, CA 91761

Posted: 03/24/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80508

Job Description

Position Summary

Our client is seeking an Engineering Manager. The qualified candidate will have the be willing to do the following:
Responsible to lead, manage, and provide technical direction to CNC Mills and Lathes processes as well as development engineering. Defines plans and monitors costs and technical performance; coordinates the technical effort and establishes operational plans to accomplish program objectives. Responsible for the interpretation of design and specification requirements and is the primary point of contact for technical inquiries from Customers and its Operations (including Sales, Program Management, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing). When required, the Engineering Manager translates contract requirements into work instructions, processes and tasks or assists Sales, Manufacturing Operations and Quality Departments initiatives by providing technical support for bids and proposals.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works safely under functional safety guidelines such as PPE and equipment interaction
  • Defines plans, programs, monitors costs and technical performance for a major product development and/or core engineering project or multiple projects.
  • Implements on-going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems
  • Makes decisions on technical priorities or design alternatives for projects within the team’s scope.
  • Acts as the primary technical contact on team or project performance and as an advisor to engineering or business unit leadership
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assures customer needs are identified and addressed
  • Implements and maintains consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures
  • Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard intellectual property
  • Develops and analyzes the operating budget; projects and plans for future needs
  • Compiles engineering cost data and identify opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost or improve engineering productivity
  • Provides feedback to the team on performance to engineering cost targets
  • Communicates and implements actions to ensure department values and policies are well understood and maintained (e.g. business ethics; integrity; inclusion)
  • Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements
  • Identifies and creates technical training and development plans. Mentor or serve as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Maintain leadership and technical capabilities through continued education or training.

Job Requirements

Required Skills
Work independently & act decisively
Personable, engineering-oriented, natural team leader
Above average planning & organizational skills
Strong written & verbal communication skill
Read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings
Proficient in CAD, SolidWorks, and NX is preferred

Experience & Education
Ability to work permanently in the United States is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field of study is required; master’s degree is preferred
10+ years of experience in managerial or senior lead position required
Experience in programming, project manager in CNC4/5 axis mills and/or CNC 2/4 axis lathes (vertical & horizontal) preferred
Experience machining high temperature alloys such as Titanium and Inconel 718 preferred.
Six Sigma/Lean certification/Continuous Improvement is preferred
Experience in manufacturing, aerospace, or machine shop strongly preferred
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