Senior Engineering Manager
Job Opportunity at Vogrinc & Short

Posted on Aug 8

http://www.vogshort.com    +1 (815) 394-1001

Location: Rockford, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4139699

The Engineering Manager will report directly to the Owner and President of the company and will provide strategic direction and leadership for engineering, product support, and new product development efforts. This individual will play a key role for the company and will work closely with customers in order to ensure the products perform as designed and can be produced in a cost effective and efficient manner.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Product Design and Project Management: Provides technical and project leadership for development projects and products. Specification review and negotiation, communication of design intent to the customer, design development cost estimates, presentation of project reviews, management of the project schedule, prototype fabrication, and product testing and qualification
  • Product Documentation:  Create layout and assembly drawings, detail design drawings, bills of material, test specifications, qualification testing to customer specifications and support development of product marketing information
  • Product Support:  Competitive benchmark analysis and reports.  Provide customer assistance in the application of products.  Evaluate and analyze product failures and propose design related corrective actions
  • Value Analysis – Value Engineer:  Identify and develop VAVE opportunities that will result in cost reduction or increased pricing
  • Continuous Improvement:  Understand and apply Lean Manufacturing and Quality tools. Develop a technical understand of product features and departmental processes. Train personnel. 
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Master’s degree is highly preferred)
  • 10-15+ years of related product and/or machine design experience covering all phases from concept development through production release
  • Design knowledge of motion controlled products 
  • Experience in FEA and Failure Analysis
  • Lean / Continuous Improvement and Change Management experience
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