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Director Engineering Lab

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Generac Power Systems

Name: Director Engineering Lab

Req #: 54120

Location: Waukesha CORP

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Engineering is responsible for all global engineering activities including new product introductions, cost reduction, technology/research, and lifecycle product support. The position requires excellent technical engineering knowledge coupled with superior people leadership skills, proficiency in quality systems, functional and program management experience and business planning expertise. This position works closely with the business group and other functional leaders in the company (service, operations, supply chain, finance) and is responsible for providing executive leadership and management for the industrial/commercial engineering function. Responsible for devising and effectively implementing a development methodology that ensures superior industrial/commercial products while also fostering and rewarding innovation and creativity within the engineering department.

  • Designs and directs the work of the functional area. Selects, coaches, and develops the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team. Manages organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development. Designs and directs processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved.
  • Establishes the vision and strategy to drive world-class excellence within global industrial/commercial engineering team. Drive results that are specifically targeted to the industrial/commercial market. Leads process with corporate planning and new product development teams.
  • Effectively manage the development process (e.g. develop time compression techniques, design/application standards for improved repeatability, manage process globally/across multiple locations).

    • Develop and lead the product development life cycle which includes interaction from the various business segments throughout design, manufacturability, and serviceability providing our customers the very best in innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction.
    • Provide engineering leadership and design oversight functions for new product development projects including: creating and maintaining development schedules, executing product development plans (schedule, product cost, resources to complete project, quality targets, product specification adherence development and prove out of product validation test plans, etc.), interfacing with internal company personnel


      Minimal Qualifications:

      • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related degree;
      • 15 years of progressive engineering experience
      • 7 years management experience

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Experience in industrial/commercial products environment;
        • Experience with global product releases throughout the entire product life cycle desired.


          • Advanced level experience in team building and leadership skills;
          • Demonstrated ability to deliver results while working on multiple global projects simultaneously, balancing resources, timing and quality of outcomes;
          • Advanced understanding of engineering technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development;
          • Excellent communication skills;
          • Self-driven, highly motivated, flexible and high capacity to learn;

            PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 40% travel and valid Driver's License required.

            "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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