Lead a team in the design, development, production launch and maintenance of client's components, assemblies, or systems for the automotive market. Client is an automotive pump supplier. This responsibility is generally broader than a Lead Engineer description and differs in terms of number of projects, technical depth or the introduction of new product technology. In-depth product focus and ability to perform and manage all the Key Accountabilities. Provides leadership characteristics that foster team progress, takes the initiative to take on challenging assignments and creates opportunity where none exists. Supervision responsibilities would generally include a small engineering team. Provides engineering leadership and is considered the technical expert. Capable of guiding problem-solving activity and fostering the use of strong analytical skills. Displays strong project management skills. These duties would include the direction and supervision of engineering personnel and the control of activity prioritization.
- Leadership – Creates strong morale and team spirit within the team while actively fostering wins/successes through results.
- Project Success – Primary responsibility for attaining project and management goals on time and within an established budget. May be responsible for establishing project budgets. Responsible for predicting and communicating difficulties in meeting these objectives to management.
- Program Management – Primary responsibility for program management activities related to release and production launch of product designs.
- Customer Management – Responsible as overall program technical interface with customers with activities that include phone, electronic and personal communication as necessary to support development, production release and maintenance of products. This would include professional representation in all areas of possible customer presence. Responsible for recognizing the need for and initiating appropriate management actions to assure positive customer relationships.
- Teamwork – Considers and seeks out the impact of his/her actions within the team. Actively seeks collaboration with internal and external team members.
- Responsible for preparing and carrying out significant internal and external project presentations.
- Responsible for supporting division wide cost reduction and containment initiatives.
- Design – Responsible for management of all facets of product design including generation and implementation of design concepts from component design through finished assembly.
- Lab Development – Responsible for managing the development of design concepts through prototype hardware procurement, assembly, test, data analysis and design refinement.
- Design Validation – Responsible for management of lab testing that is done to verify and validate the design concepts to meet specification requirements for function, environmental compatibility, reliability and durability.
- Document Control – Responsible for management of all aspects of document control requirements as indicated in Design Control section of TS16949 Manual. This would include Design Control files, DFMEA, Parts Lists, Drawings, Specifications and DVP&R’s.
- Prototype Program Management – Responsible for assuring all activities related to the development and delivery of prototype products to customers, plants and internal development uses are completed satisfactorily.
- Special Assignments – Responsible for completion of special assignments as required.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred)
- Greater than 12 years of experience in product design and development
- Experience in client's components or systems preferred
- Experience in positive displacement pumps
- Experience in singular and variable displacements pumps
- Supervision experience in technical business
- Management presentation skills and experience
- Project leadership experience desired
- Experience with general office computer tools (word processing, spreadsheets, office communications)
- Priority Setting – Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus.
- Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement; Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
- Motivating Others – Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; Can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; Can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; Pushes tasks and decisions down; Empowers others; Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; Makes each individual feel his/her work is important; Is someone people like working for and with.
- Building Effective Teams – Blends people into teams when needed; Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; Shares wins and successes; Fosters open dialogue; Lets people finish and be responsible for their work; Defines success in terms of the whole team; Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
- Timely Decision Making – Make decisions in a timely manner; Doing so at times with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; Able to make a quick decision.
- Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successful; Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change; Can shift gears comfortably; Can decide and act without having the total picture; Isn’t upset when things are up in the air; Doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Listening – Practices attentive and active listening; Has the patience to hear people out; Can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
- Functional Technical Skills – Has the functional knowledge and skill to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.