Engineering Manager

Rigid Industries - Gilbert, AZ3.2

ContractEstimated: $66,000 - $90,000 a year
The Engineering Manager position’s primary focus is to plan, direct and coordinate activities of the Engineering staff to support the design, development and production of lighting systems and to drive continuous process improvement. This position requires drive and ambition with a strong work ethic and a dedication to working with passion and integrity.

Normal Work Hours for this position are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (some nights and weekends may be required)

The physical demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

It is the policy of RIGID Industries to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, RIGID Industries will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities within the engineering group for both the day to day production support and new product engineering projects.
Oversee new design activity to ensure design guidelines/standards are being followed and resulting products meet specifications.
Develop, update and maintain engineering/design standards to improve consistency and first pass design success.
Oversee root cause analysis activities on product failures.
Direct, review, or approve process design changes.
Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to business leadership.
Consult with internal customers to prepare engineering project specifications.
Prepare engineering project budgets, bids, or contracts.
Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology and resource needs.
Participate in the recruitment, placement, and evaluation of manufacturing engineering staff.
Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
Develop or implement practices, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of process equipment.
Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials or services.
Establish technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
Evaluate environmental regulations related to environmental issues to inform strategic or operational decision-making.
Develop or implement programs to improve sustainability or reduce the environmental impacts of engineering activities or operations.

Skill Set:
Computer aided design (CAD) software: Solid works
Operating system software: Microsoft Windows
Engineering & 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.
Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, chips, electronic test equipment, and microcontroller software.
Lean Manufacturing – Knowledge of methodologies, techniques, tools, and principles involved in lean manufacturing.
Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of electronic devices.
Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.
English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications.
Production & Processing – Knowledge of electrical components, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses or alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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.
Deductive Reasoning — Able to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Oral Comprehension — Able to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity — Able 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.
Written Comprehension — Able to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Qualifications and Education Requirements

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of engineering leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills required.
Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and process improvement.
Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.