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Director of Product Engineering

Company: PointOne Recruiting Solutions
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Our client is a $400M industrial manufacturing company enhanced by several fairly recent acquisitions. Each business segment had legacy systems that need to be aligned with the corporate strategies.The Director of Product Engineering will be responsible for managing product engineering (applications, design, test, NPI) across all six North American manufacturing and distribution facilities; That includes new product development and existing product support, sku rationalization, product extensions, design for manufacturability (DFM), design for assembly (DFA), continuous improvement and cost containment. These engineering processes continue to evolve, and the candidate will have an opportunity to influence their final shape as well as complete their implementation. The position enjoys great visibility within the rapidly sophisticating company. It will be an exciting and challenging role that will shape the future of this successful entity.
The product is used in most industries including medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer products, agricultural, industrial, and material handling / robotics.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the Product Engineering team (15-20, decentralized) NPD, Sustaining Product Engineering, Designers, Product Configuration, Testing, CAD systems (Solidworks)
  • DFM, DFA activities
  • Drive CI in key engineering processes (CAD, rapid prototyping, testing, and product launch)
  • Create and implement design standards for domestic and international deployment
  • Assess product development designs and approaches for IP protection
  • Assist in root cause analysis and implement design related corrective actions.
  • Data collection, test development, and advocacy for data driven strategic marketing decisionsRequirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, most likely BSME or related
    • Manufacturing experience in metal stamping, assembly, heat treat, injection molding and welding
    • Leadership experience in highly technical product industries
    • Medium to high volume, high mix production experience in manufacturing
    • Domestic and international product support experience
    • This is an on-site position, work from home is not available for this role

Keywords: PointOne Recruiting Solutions, South Bend , Director of Product Engineering, Executive , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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