Design Engineering Manager

Taylor Mill, KY 41015

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Manufacturing / Process Engineering Job Number: JR1584741215 Compensation: 130000

Job Description

Title: Design Engineering Manager

Location: Taylor Mill, KY

Salary: $120-140K

Overview: Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S. 

Hire Type: Direct hire, benefits from day 1 w/almost 100% coverage!

Job Summary

Organizes and directs the Design Engineering staff to develop specialized structures for transit applications. This person will lead the development and standardization of the design engineering processes for the production and assembly of Trackwork products across seven facilities within the US. This person will also be responsible to implement and champion new methodologies to improve the consistency and timeliness of the design engineering activities and streamline and clarify projects to reduce completion time.


Job Duties:

  • Champion the continuous improvement efforts of Design Engineering
  • Identify opportunities to improve or mitigate risk through data driven process approach
  • Create training programs to develop new hires, expand roles of existing employees, and empower the design team as a whole
  • Forecast team workload and schedules, develops strategies to address resources constraints; promotes teamwork and shared workload
  • Implement and review check sheets to monitor progress and quality of design work
  • Manage overall Design Engineering backlog
  • Lead product strategy vision and development requirements to achieve strategy goals, market share, cost, and OPACC objectives


  • Master’s degree in Engineering (PE desirable) or bachelor’s degree with equivalent required experience
  • Experience in structural steel design, metallurgy, steel machining and processing
  • Demonstrated experience in leading product development and design processes
  • Knowledge ISO (AREMA & AAR a plus) standards and specifications related to product design and application, product development, engineering principles, and testing, to include theory, design and manufacture, project management, and data analysis
  • Proven experience with design software including various 2D and 3D modeling and drawing platforms (AutoDesk-AutoCAD, Inventor, Visual Basic, LISP)
  • Familiarity with international standards and regulations (FRA, AAR, EN, AS/RISSB) preferred
  • Experience with ASME Y14.5, AIAG Core Tools (DFMEA) and Root Cause are a plus

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information


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