Vice President of Engineering: $170K to $185K + Bonus + Profit Sharing

Primus Technologies - Williamsport, PA (30+ days ago)4.0



You'll love Primus Technologies and our unforgettable results if you're a top performer looking for a challenging, fulfilling and exciting opportunity to do important work for many of the world's top companies alongside America's best people.

Primus manufactures mission-critical electronics for Fortune 500 and other industry-leading companies in Defense, Aerospace, Medical, Industrial and Transportation markets. The company is one of the world's leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers, consistently #1-ranked by customers globally. In 2017, Raytheon recognized Primus with their Supplier Excellence Premier Partnership Award for outstanding performance. Only ten out of more than 10,000 Raytheon suppliers (the top 0.1%) received this award. Also, Raytheon's Paveway Missile Program awarded Primus their 2017 Supplier Quality of the Year Award. Primus shipped 57,000 mission-critical electronic assemblies with zero-defect quality for the prior twelve months. Primus was the only supplier to receive this award.

Privately-held, the company is widely recognized for providing zero-defect quality, 100% on-time delivery, best-in-class service and lowest total cost. Primus was founded in 1993 from operations spun off by GTE Sylvania and ABB. For more than 50 years, Primus and its predecessor companies have manufactured mission-critical electronic assemblies, box build, test development, design and aftermarket services. Primus operates on a Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing foundation and is AS9100 and Nadcap certified. The company is headquartered in Williamsport, PA with a growing team of professionals.

Primus received the 2015 Pennsylvania Department of Labor Governor's Award for Job Creation and “exemplary support of the workforce,” community and economic development. We have gotten so much better since then! The company was one of three in Pennsylvania to receive this award and only the region's second recipient in history. Primus donated $1.8 million to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation to provide tuition aid at St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport, $300,000 to UPMC Susquehanna Health System, $100,000 to the nearby Geisinger Pediatric Specialty Services Clinic and other local organizations. Primus is a Corporate Champion for the Wounded Warrior Project and Special Olympics Winners Circle Gold Level sponsor. Primus provides renowned compensation, benefits and perks for each Primus family member. The company shares pre-tax profits with employees each quarter.


The Vice President of Engineering is a new senior leadership role at Primus. Leadership responsibilities include hiring, coaching and supporting engineers for the safest/best work environment and 100% customer satisfaction through operational excellence. Objectives include:

  • Perfect Safety
  • Total Employee Satisfaction
  • 100% Regulatory Compliance And Highest Ethical Bar
  • Zero-Defect Quality
  • 100% On-Time Delivery
  • 8 Hour Manufacturing Lead Time
  • Elimination of All Waste
  • Lowest Total Cost


  • Proven leadership skills in a high-performing environment
  • Hires, trains, inspires people of top character, ability and motivation
  • Sets stretch objectives with team to outperform for customers
  • Holds team 100% accountable and provides outstanding coaching and support to ensure every engineer is successful
  • Applies proven Lean Manufacturing expertise to achieve objectives
  • Leads from the front and sets the highest standard of excellence
  • Has expertise at AS9100, Nadcap, IPC-610 and all relevant quality standards and certifications
  • Interfaces with customers to build a supporting relationship, handle technical needs and ensure outperformance for customers
  • 5 or more outstanding professional and personal references, including past three direct managers
  • Successfully completes thorough background check, drug testing and other employment testing before hiring


  • Track record of success applying 5S, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma best practices
  • 20 years of Process Engineering experience
  • At least 10 years of Engineering experience in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve stretch goals quickly, while possessing strong people skills centered around supporting each member of the Primus family
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • Proven expertise at achieving and sustaining the #1-ranked position with customers
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or more advanced Engineering degree from a leading engineering school
  • Strong computer skills including CAD, Microsoft Excel, and all needed software packages


  • Exceptional honesty, character, integrity and candor
  • Sets the highest standard of professionalism
  • Treats everyone with the utmost decency and respect
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of quickly establishing credibility with all colleagues in the organization
  • Drives culture in a very positive way
  • Self-motivated to be #1 for customers
  • Employee- and customer-focused
  • Engaged management style which balances “hands on” approach with delegation
  • Well organized, resourceful and efficient

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $175,000.00 to $185,000.00 /year


  • Manufacturing Engineering: 10 years
  • Electronics Manufacturing Services Engineering: 10 years


  • Bachelor's

Required work authorization:

  • United States