Details

Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Location
Livonia MI

Job Description

Work Environment

Responsibilities associated with this position are typically performed in an office setting or designated administrative area and requires visits to additional company facilities. Movement through industrial or manufacturing areas is required along with the use of appropriate personal protective wear and consistent observance of established safety policies at all times. This position also requires occasional travel to other facilities.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Engineering Manager acts as technical lead for all phases of the design process from initial customer contact (RFQ) through design and testing. You will analyze customer products and technical issues and develop technical solutions to solve customer problems, which could include design and performance upgrades and modifications or producing a form, fit and function replacement. The Engineering Manager provides engineering support to all other departments including sales, customer service, manufacturing, shop, etc. This job description indicates the general nature and level of the work that is expected. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Other duties may be required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate preliminary design at quote stage and determine feasibility of quote based on customer requirements and specifications
  • Size design based on computer programs/hand calculations and compare against previous designs
  • Determine material, heat treat, plating etc., based on requirements and cost effectiveness
  • Prioritize design task and assign to engineers
  • Guide engineer through the design process
  • Prioritize tasks and track results to meet deadlines
  • Check drawings for accuracy
  • Review new Purchase Orders for technical requirements (Contract Review)
  • Verify part number, revision levels and match requirements with Purchase Order verses original quote
  • Generate technical proposals
  • Perform calculations based on customer requirements to ensure meeting specifications
  • Formulate stress analysis into presentation format (proposal, SDRL, PDR, CDR, stress report, etc.
  • Maintain records – assign part numbers, files, quote log.
  • Respond to all customer questions in support of new programs and quotes
  • Act as a liaison in turning customer requirements for specific product repair into production test equipment.
  • Check all received customer prints and maintain in Engineering files
  • Represent Engineering during customer contacts.

Job Specifications

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, and their use
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Needs to be capable of reading and understanding electronic schematic drawings.
  • Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material and atmospheric dynamics and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology

Skills

  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others
  • Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or rake corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Systems Evaluation – Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Component Identification – be able to assist production in developing replacements for obsolete and hard to find components.

Abilities

  • Oral & Written Comprehension/Expression — The ability understand and effectively respond to information and ideas presented through written or spoken words and sentences
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards – Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-worker and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail or in person.
  • Drafting, Laying Out and specifying Technical Devices, Parts and Equipment – Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to fabricated, constructed, assemble, modified, maintained or used.
  • Develop Test Equipment – have a knowledge of the level of equipment required to provide simulation for customer’s environment to offer proper system testing

Tools & Technology

  • MathCad, MS Office, Pro-E, Mechanica, AutoCAD

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • 5 years of relevant experience in reverse engineering of industrial electronics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lean Six Sigma background
  • 5 years or experience managing project teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • B.A.
  • Strong self-motivation and orientation toward results

Dimensions/Reports

  • Project Engineer
  • Electronic Technician
  • Buyer
  • Project Manager