Job Description Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective o...
Job Description Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be used from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements. Ensures an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional value for our clients, focusing on quality, providing leading edge technologies, and leading the department with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis. Plans documentation system. Encourages innovation and development of new or upgraded products. Develops, determines and implements policies, procedures and programs. Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones. Selects, develops, trains and supervises staff. Reviews and analyzes proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures. Approves and submits proposals considered feasible to management for consideration and allocation of funds or allocates funds from the department budget. Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences to inform management of current status of each project. Works with the manufacturing, operations and quality managers, reviews and monitors quality and process improvements and new product development. Directs the review of production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division. Reviews operations and plans to meet requirements for sales planning and to ascertain engineering requirements to develop new markets. Directs preparation of accounting records for budgetary, production efficiency or other such purposes. Recommends budgets to management, including staff use, technology, facility and equipment requirements or improvements. Negotiates contracts with consulting firms to perform research or other applicable studies or support. Directs appropriate support for manufacturing and quality functions within the organization. Basic Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen Education and Experience Bachelor s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field Eight years experience working in a production/manufacturing environment Five years management experience to include leading and motivating an engineering workforce Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Exceptional project management skills, PMP certification a plus Proven problem solving and analysis skills Solid understanding of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering principles and practices Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written) Must demonstrate natural leadership abilities, able to influence and inspire a cross-functional team and influence senior leadership. Proven ability and track record in managing and delivering results in a timely and sometimes short timeframe PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Regularly required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Equal Opportunity Employer: Veterans/ Disabled The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required. This description is not designed to cover or contain an inexhaustible listing of actives, duties, or responsibilities required by the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Associated topics: autocad, catia, bsme, machine, mechanical, mechanic, proe, propulsion, turbine, turbomachinery