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R&D Engineering Manager

Company: Nabco Entrances Inc
Location: Muskego
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. Plans, organizes, and directs the R&D Engineering and Applications Engineering functions to meet company objectives for new product development, maintaining design functionality, and improvement of existing product lines, while maintaining close contact with commercial needs, as well as strict confidentiality with IP and in managing department personnel. Essential Functions

  • Maintain Engineering schedule, including creating new projects, maintaining existing products with new or improved innovations (R&D), and providing support for ongoing manufacturing and quality issues and initiatives.
  • Oversee key projects, processes, and performance report data and analysis. Plan and document activities and project milestones as needed.
  • Select, develop, train, and manage staff in consideration of Company policies and expectations.
  • Develop, determine and implement policies, procedures, and programs related to engineering functions and protection of Intellectual Property (IP).
  • Select design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or the improvement of existing ones.
  • Review and analyze proposals submitted to determine benefits derived and possible applications to justify expenditures.
  • Conduct research and testing with internal and external resources to support existing products as well as new concepts and product launches.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Operations, and Quality Managers. Review and monitor quality and process improvements and new product development.
  • Direct the review of production costs and product quality; participate in inventory control programs and activities to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.
  • Liaise with sales leadership to ascertain engineering requirements, troubleshoot field issues and to develop new products to satisfy demand.
  • Negotiate contracts with consulting firms to perform research, testing or other applicable studies, support, or certifications as needed.
  • Provide support for Manufacturing and Quality functions within the organization. Supervisory Responsibilities Manage, mentor, and direct Product and R&D Engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. Provide overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of staff. Manage team in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, to include safety; interviewing, hiring, training, rewarding, and disciplining employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints, and resolving problems. Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    • High level of professional communication (written and verbal) skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail required. -
    • Strategic thinking and ability to put strategies into action.
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are required to resolve complex processes and systems issues.
    • Must be energetic, collaborative, and challenged by opportunities to develop policies, standards and processes.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
    • Must be able to manage time and guide others to obtain results, set goals, and build relationships.
    • Must work well as a high-level contributor, working both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Must be able to work well under pressure and in adherence to tight deadlines. Education, Training, Experience
      • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other related engineering required, Master's degree or equivalent preferred.
      • 4-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in leading an engineering team in a manufacturing environment.
      • Experience working for an international company preferred, particularly within a network or with multiple locations
      • High level of proficiency with computers, the internet, and other standard engineering and design technology applications and tools. Working Conditions and Physical Demands
        Work is mostly performed in an office, with little to no exposure to weather conditions. May be noisy at times due to proximity to factory. Some lab or manufacturing work is required. Work environment is dynamic and may include some travel, some customer and supplier visitation, and external conferencing. There may be dusty or dirty environments; facilities may include safety hazards or motorized equipment. Must drive, walk, and work in all weather conditions, including hazardous environments on rare occasion. Must be willing and able-both physically and legally--to travel domestically if needed. Typical office equipment such as a computer, laptop, and cell phone are used. Reaching above shoulder height and below the waist. Lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.

Keywords: Nabco Entrances Inc, Milwaukee , R&D Engineering Manager, Executive , Muskego, Wisconsin

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