Engineering Manager

  • Van Wert, OH
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: IN09-2702904
Looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a department of approximately 22 multi-disciplined engineers with leadership of design engineering along with electrical, applications and support staff.


  1. Perform all activities, functions, initiatives and decisions as an integrity-driven leader; maintain the high-standards of personal ethics that client holds as a key to effective leadership.
  2. Utilize a collaborative management style fostering employee empowerment and a positive work environment while maintaining company objectives, goals, and performance expectations.
  3. Actively participate in the long-range planning, with specific emphasis on product application and development in connection with market demand and need.
  4. Confer with management, production, and sales staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness for new and existing products.
  5. Direct department activities, through team members, to design new products, modify existing designs in accordance with company strategic plans.
  6. Manage and direct the Design Engineering team, participate in recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations and salary adjustments.
  7. Lead team in selecting design concepts/fundamental technology for new products or improvement of existing ones.
  8. Approve and submit proposals to management for consideration and allocation of funds.
  9. Ensure efficient engineering operations, with high release quality.


  1. Further the goals and positive, professional image of the company
  2. Maintain effective department measurements and reports to document performance trends.
  3. Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions for company wide continuous improvement with emphasis on engineering operations.
  4. Develop and maintain engineering standards documentation for efficient engineering operations; Best Practices, NFPA, KKK, DOT, FMVSS, USA.
  5. Successful launch of engineering designs for manufacturability.
  6. Open communication personally and through team members with manufacturing operators for manufacturing clarification as needed.
  7. Utilize corporate design software (i.e. AutoCAD, Sigma Nest and Solid Works).
  8. Participate in ongoing engineering design review meetings.
  9. Support prototyping activities of new product development.


  1. Bachelors Degree in a related Engineering field - ideally BSME
  2. Five years prior engineering / management experience.
  3. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents, drawings and schematics
  4. Knowledge of machining and assembly practices, tools and fixtures and familiar with product construction and application.
  5. Strong leadership skills with excellent oral and written communication skills – organized, self-motivated, manage multiple tasks and/or priorities, easily adaptable to change.
  6. Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, as well as at random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol tests thereafter.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
No relocation assistance
Excellent working conditions
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