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VP Engineering

Company: Wildeck, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

The Vice President of Engineering will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee activities in the Engineering Department, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the company. Reports to: President of Wildeck Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, hires, and trains staff in the department.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy. Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Establishes and implements the strategic direction of the Company's engineering and development initiatives.
    • Collaborates with the Company's executive leadership to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on projects, operations, and systems.
    • Identifies, recommends, and implements new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making.
    • Ensures that departmental decisions such as staffing, development, organization, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are in line with the organizations business plan and vision.
    • Develop, establish, and implement long-range and short term strategies and operation policies to achieve established departmental goals and objectives.
    • Assign project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.
    • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
    • Communicate with customers to determine needs and applications relative to special installations and adaptations.
    • Provide structural calculations, factory field measurements and field support.
    • Review staff designs and make recommendations to improve design, reduce cost or increase production efficiency.
    • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
    • Determine engineering hours and project costs to provide project estimates used in the development of quotes.
    • Keep up to date on new developments in the field of engineering or product design and maintain current, up to date code compliance.
    • Develop the more complex layouts and designs.
    • Confer with management and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
    • Develop and submit reports to the President as to current status of projects, compliance to schedules and budget maintenance.
    • Participate in AOP and Strategic planning sessions as directed.
    • Prepare AOP presentations and presents associate materials to corporate quarterly.
    • Required occasional overnight travel.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
      • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
      • 7-10 years of Engineering Management experience.
      • Design, Applications and R&D leadership.
      • Analytical and process oriented.
      • Track record of successful new designed product launches.
      • Strategic and Annual Operation Planning Experience.
      • Customer centric with strong leadership skills.
      • Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and procedures
      • Innovative thinking and open-minded.
      • Good planning skills supported with a strong oral and written communications capabilities.
      • Industrial marketing experience is a plus. Your full LinkedIn profile
        will be shared. Learn More

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