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Engineering Manager

Truck Accessories Group, LLC • Elkhart, IN

Posted 14 days ago

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Travel - Up to 25%
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Manufacturing, Industrial
Engineering, Manufacturing

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Job Description

Position Description – Engineering Manager


Title:               Engineering Manager

Reporting to: Sr. Director of Engineering

Date:               November 27, 2018

Overall Responsibilities:

The Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the Engineering, cross functional teams and business metrics in the execution of a variety of projects ranging from continuous improvement of existing products to the development and implementation of new components, processes and products. This position will be responsible for leading major and complex design projects from conception through completion. The successful candidate will be a key stakeholder in the development and implementation of products into the market and the processes to ensure on cost, on time and high performance commercialization. This position must drive ownership of the product pipeline from all aspects of talent management to value propositions and business metrics.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and own product roadmaps, with business case tracking/reporting
  2. Manage resource load with internal talent and external opportunities
  3. Own VOC, product requirements for all products
  4. Own project definition, business metrics and project management of multiple projects and teams
  5. Lead engineering and cross functional support teams from concept to completion
  6. Own development and implementation of process to support product performance, quality and on time to market
  7. Train, and mentor other Engineers and supporting staff
  8. Prepare performance reviews and solve internal issues
  9. Develop and manage timelines to ensure timely completion
  10. Ensure APQP compliance during engineering development activities
  11. Own and manage budgets
  12. Obtain access to trucks and OE CAD data via various avenues including SEMA and direct contact with OEM representatives
  13. Support Sales & Marketing to prepare for industry trade shows
  14. Benchmark competitor’s products
  15. Ensure there is robust product designs practices
  16. Interface with customers to obtain technical requirements
  17. Own all aspects of product development from VOC value propositions to  insulation guides with training sales, customer service to ensure market launch success
  18. Manage all aspects of engineering (process, procedure, costed BOMs, product standards, etc.)
  19. Carry out cross-functional assignments and projects as necessary
  20. Support safety initiatives, policies and procedures to ensure plant operations are safe and consistent with company standards and help reduce accidents and injuries.  
  21. Exemplifies and fosters teamwork within the company.  Promptly responds to concerns, issues, and suggestions and acts to ensure positive employee relations.
  22. Ensure full compliance to all applicable requirements and specifications imposed by the company, the customer and/or the industry.
  23. Other duties as assigned or needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages subordinates and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s polices and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Requirements

Minimum Position Requirements:

  • Strong project management skills
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience with development and ownership of “concept to completion” stage gate methodology 
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter capable of working both independently, as well as part of a team
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Work may require occasional weekends and/or evening work
  • The ability to travel is required; estimated 20%
  • Original thinking and creativity
  • Proficiency in CAD - SolidWorks preferred
  • Understanding of Product Data Management systems and workflow
  • Must be able to balance team and individual responsibilities, giving and receiving feedback, while supporting efforts to succeed
  • Generating creative solutions and being able to translate concepts and information into images
  • Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office software and related packages
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be well organized, an excellent problem solver, motivator, and decision maker
  • Working knowledge of fiberglass manufacturing would be a plus along with project experience in the automotive, OEM and aftermarket industry
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