Engineering Manager

Sturtevant, WI 53177

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Executive/ Management Job Number: Ca629675530 Compensation: $110000-130000 / year

Job Description

Job Posting: Mechanical Engineering Manager
We are a leading manufacturer of high-quality packaging machines and tooling, known for our innovative solutions and commitment to excellence. We are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineering Manager to join our team. This role offers the opportunity to lead a talented team, drive successful project outcomes, and contribute to our growth and success.
Position Summary:
As the Mechanical Engineering Manager, you will oversee mechanical design, project management, and daily operations. You will ensure timely project completion, manage workloads, and foster collaboration across departments. Your strong technical leadership skills will be vital, as you will also contribute as a hands-on design expert. Mentoring and developing engineers and designers will be crucial for driving efficiency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assign projects and teams, optimizing workloads for timely design completion.
  • Develop and mentor the Mechanical Engineering department, conducting performance coaching.
  • Interview, hire, and train new engineers and designers.
  • Utilize industry standards, software, and best practices for design assignments.
  • Coordinate tooling discussions to select appropriate tooling for successful testing and installation.
  • Conduct high-level project reviews and audits, ensuring production goals and deadlines are met.
  • Manage project schedules, identifying and resolving conflicts or gaps.
  • Support company initiatives and execute them effectively.
  • Conduct thorough research and communicate findings to internal staff and customers.
  • Advise and assist department staff in design, scheduling, tooling, customer interaction, and project management.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and tooling issues, providing hands-on expertise and solutions.
  • Contribute to sales direction through new product development and innovative usage.
  • Define product specifications to meet customer needs while ensuring feasibility and manufacturability.
  • Travel occasionally for customer visits and tradeshows (5-10% of time).
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Manage Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Applications team.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of mechanical design experience, with 3-5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Inventor, Autodesk Vault, and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong leadership skills, driving efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and machine shop practices.
  • Expertise in power transmission design, automation, and tooling design.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and passion for machines and automation.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work quickly and accurately.
  • Self-directed with a strong work ethic.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This role requires extended periods of sitting, with occasional standing and walking. Close vision and manual dexterity are essential.
Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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