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VP Engineering

Company: Wildeck, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: September 12, 2020

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.

Keywords: Wildeck, Inc, Waukesha , VP Engineering, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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