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Company Overview

With annual sales exceeding $12 billion for fiscal year 2011, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor).

Engineering Manager

Position Summary:
Responsible to lead, manage, and provide technical direction to a product development engineering team for a major product, system, or program. Defines plans and monitors costs and technical performance; coordinates the technical effort and establishes operational plans to accomplish program objectives.
Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
__X_ Has Direct Reports ____ Does Not Have Direct Reports
Reports to engineering management or may be the engineering functional manager for a business unit or a small division. Coordinates with internal teams or interdependent departments within the business unit. May coordinate cross-discipline engineering teams.

Has regular internal and external interaction with program management or customers on technical projects assigned to the team. May have cross-business unit or division interface on common technical issues.

Essential Functions:

1.     Define plans and monitor costs and technical performance for a major product development and/or core engineering project or multiple projects. Implement on-going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems.

2.     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. Represents the organization as the technical liaison in providing solutions to customer problems.

3.     Build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assure customer needs are identified and addressed.

4.     Implement and maintain consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures and reporting systems (e.g. implement Winovation; structured product development processes and gate reviews; engineering change flow down; knowledge databases). Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard Parker intellectual property.

5.     Develop and analyze the operating budget; projects and plans for future needs (e.g. workforce planning; introduction of new technologies). Monitor conformance to contractual and cost elements. Provide cost input for business proposals.

6.     Compile engineering cost data and identify opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost or improve engineering productivity. Provide feedback to the team on performance to engineering cost targets.

7.     Make recommendations and decisions on human resources actions (e.g. staffing, training, compensation, etc.); discusses exceptional cases with the next level manager. Communicate and implement actions to ensure Parker values and company policies are well understood and maintained (e.g. business ethics; integrity; inclusion).

8.     Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present Parker product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements.

Identify and create 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.


•         Bachelors degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline. Masters degree (MS or MBA) preferred.

•         Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through 7-9 years of related experience. Prior management/supervisory or project engineering responsibility of 2-3 years preferred.

•         Has thorough knowledge of the technical engineering discipline or domain, and products or systems. Understands and is fully proficient with project management, engineering documentation requirements, and engineering analysis tools.

•         Ability to apply knowledge of program management, the product development cycle, and understanding of cost accounting principles and methods (e.g. earned value management). Experience with program and design reviews and/or other customer requirements and industry practices.

•         Ability to foster teamwork and inclusion with diverse groups of employees. Ability to guide and develop the team by providing challenging assignments and through effective coaching, feedback, recognition, and skill assessment and training.

•         Thorough knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, policies, and compliance requirements.

•         Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Maintains open communication within the team and other business areas. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams. 
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.

Req. Code : 18964
Division/Department : ING - SVD Washington Plant 1
Other Skills : * Recommends changes to refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to areas of production. * Requires fundamental knowledge and experience with manufacturing processes and engineering priciples. * Experience with equipment maintenance and tool and die in a manufacturing environment is desired.'s Advice

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