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VP of Engineering

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Job Description:

Name: VP of Engineering

Req #: 551

Location: Waukesha CORP

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:
The Vice President of Engineering is responsible for various aspects of the company's engineering product development activities. The Vice President of Engineering will focus on the structuring and operation of the product development engineering function as a cohesive unit; the conceptualizing and day-to-day management of simultaneous projects; developing systems and controls to ensure compliance with company, industry and regulatory compliance; delivering quality designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints, and the fostering of innovative solutions to customer needs. This position will need to work cooperatively across all levels and business groups of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

50% --- 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.

--- Engage in and lead business planning processes, recruitment, retention, talent acquisition, development, and mentoring.

--- Create and maintain an organizational culture which encourages innovation, collaboration, excitement/commitment and a sense of urgency toward goals, and continuous improvement.

--- Challenge team members to question the status quo and ensure that all aspects of the applicable processes are optimal for the business groups and product design.

--- Establish the vision and strategy to drive world class excellence within global engineering teams. Drive results that are specifically targeted to the customer base. Leads process with corporate planning and new product development teams.

--- Work directly with all Business Groups and leaders in developing solutions that target specific customers' needs and growth opportunities in the marketplace.

--- Foster collaboration between engineering, sales, operations, finance, and other departments to identify and harvest new engineering concepts, technologies, techniques, standards and procedures.

--- Drive corporate goals (e.g. revenue growth, profitability, market penetration).

--- Provide engineering leadership and design oversight functions for engineering functions including: ensuring schedules and plans (schedule, cost, resources to complete project, quality targets, product specification adherence, development and prove out of resolution validation test plans, etc.) are executed appropriately; interfacing with internal company personnel.

45% --- Oversee and lead engineering processes which include interaction from the various business segments throughout design, manufacturability, and serviceability providing our customers the very best in innovation, quality and customer satisfaction.

--- Serve as a key member of the management team that sets the company's strategic direction.

--- Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.

--- Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet company product expectations for revenue goals.

--- Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for engineering.

--- Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.

--- Stay current with industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.

--- Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.

--- Assure that product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind.

--- Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal process to support the product development process.

--- Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements.

--- Provides engineering expertise in the areas of tooling, prints, specifications, product maintenance, raw materials and vended products throughout the organization.

--- Ensures current and accurate costing (including specials) in conjunction with finance.

Other Duties as assigned and the following:

--- Manages engineering budget.

--- Supporting the development of the Company's product roadmap

--- Manage and ensure regulatory compliance.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:

Minimal Qualifications:
--- Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering

--- Minimum of 20 years of engineering experience in industrial / commercial products environment;

--- Minimum of 10 years management experience in product or application development and engineering;

--- Minimum of 5 years of experience with global product support and development.


--- Master's Degree or PhD in Engineering or Business

--- Experience in Value Engineering

--- Experience in high growth organization


--- Demonstrated ability to deliver results while working on multiple global projects simultaneously, balancing resources, timing and quality of outcomes with customer satisfaction;

--- Demonstrated team building and leadership skills;

--- Solid understanding of engineering technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design/development;

--- Excellent communication skills;

--- Self-driven, highly motivated, flexible and high capacity to learn.

--- Proven ability to recruit the best and brightest developers in the world and provide them with a vision and working environment to develop world-class applications while instituting compelling performance measurements that continually drive transparency and improved performance

--- Experience in a multi-product, multi-application development environment

--- Experience in managing both mainstream development and R&D activities

--- Experience in building and maintaining applications that are critical for customers
Physical DemandsWhile 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 50% 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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