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Engineering Manager  

Division: CIC - NPD Portland

% of Travel Required: 10-20%

Career Level: Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Relocation Pay: Yes

Job Description:
Position Summary:
This position coordinates the total engineering focus of the Product Engineering department, as directed by staff level management, and transforms the information into a comprehensive plan.  The Engineering Manager is to use his/her ability and background knowledge to guide development of the conceptual information into new products and improvement of existing products.  Product designs resulting from this department's efforts must be profitably manufacturable and perform well in comparison to competitor products.

Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
The Engineering Manager must take the lead in directing and delegating resources to meet cost targets, implementation timetables, production support requirements, field problems with products under his/her control, management and administration of the department. Subordinates include Engineering Supervisor, Engineers, Designers, and Drafting personnel. Provides active support to the Research Lab and Tool Room development areas.

Liaison includes Product Managers to provide technical support in the area of product design and development; Manufacturing Engineering to facilitate incorporation of current manufacturing practices into new designs and improve manufacturability of existing products; Quality Control to assist in the resolution of manufacturing problems; Purchasing Department to assist in qualification of new vendors and in resolving technical problems with vendors. Maintain an aggressive risk avoidance program when designing new products and reduce inherent risks that are found to be associated with existing products.

Essential Functions:
The Engineering Manager is given the responsibility to improve existing products and develop new product derivatives of existing products, to meet specific requirements; has the authority to utilize the resources at his/her disposal in such a way as to achieve the specific requirements; shall recommend resource allocations and participate in the establishment of specific requirements.
- Direct or delegate the direction for the preparation of complete design layouts, production drawings, model shop drawings, sketches and diagrams.
- Direct the preparation of design concepts to meet product specifications.
- Direct the activities of engineering change control on production drawings.
-Coordinate the activities of supporting personnel (Engineers and Drafters on all projects assigned).  Actively support Tool Room and Research initiatives.
- Know and apply current Engineering practices in light of Manufacturing and Quality Control considerations.
- Make efficient use of and help develop relevant standards.
- Supervise the development and maintenance of Gantt charts for projects.
- Participate in the defense of product liability lawsuits when required.
- Make and/or direct the calculations involving engineering sciences (static, dynamics) and other associated subject.
- Direct liaison between vendors and purchasing department when required.
- Supports the activities of the Product Managers, Manufacturing Engineering personnel and the Quality Assurance Manager.
- Keep abreast of competitive product lines and market developments.
- Perform the administrative functions of budgeting, spending control, salary/performance reviews, capital planning and participate in the tooling program requirements.
- Develop policies and procedures as required.
- Cooperate with Parker E-commerce Initiatives.
- Perform other duties as responsibilities necessitate.
- Submit cost reduction/avoidances.
- Participate in the defense of product liability lawsuits when required.  Make and/or direct the caluclations involving engineering sciences (static, dynamics) and other associated subject.

Job Requirement:
Qualifications:-Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering.
- Five years supervisory experience; five years engineering experience.
- Must demonstrate effective organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
- PC Literate (AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Access, Project, Lotus Notes preferred).

Additional Comments:
The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Other Skills:
Changes to core job description:
This position manages Product Engineers and Drafting personnel rather than Engineering Supervisor, Engineers, and Designers. Additionally, where job description refers to Product Managers it should read Field Sales.

Additional Key Responsibilities:
- Leading the commercialization effort for new products. This includes ownership of Parker's new product development process and sponsorship of cross functional collaboration and project management for new product launches. - Ensuring appropriate technical support to customers on new product programs - Ownership of sustaining engineering efforts to reduce cost, improve product quality, and ensure on-time delivery - Develop the product engineering organization to support the growth objectives for the business - Support the leadership team in deployment of division initiatives such as performance management, lean enterprise, strategy deployment, TS 16949 quality management system, project management and 8D problem solving.

LocationPortland, ME
CountryUnited States of America
Employment AgencyParker Hannifin
ReferenceJSCBSRC-26-10 NPD
Posted Date05/24/2011 18:36:14
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