Director of Engineering


Simi Valley, CA

Industry: Engineering Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 150 days ago

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Aveox is an industry leader in Power Electronics for motor controllers, AC/DC converters and Specialized Electric Motors for critical applications. We design and produce low-weight/high-powered motor and controller solutions for a variety of aviation, aerospace and industrial clients. We continually develop and apply innovative motion control technology to meet our clients ultra-critical, environmentally-challenging, high power-density, low-EMI, superior-reliability requirements.


We are seeking an experienced Director of Engineeringresponsible for leading, developing and managing the multi-disciplined engineering operations. Leads staff through the complete project development process for complex electromechanical solutions for aerospace and defense industries. 


?   Plan and allocate appropriate engineering resources for projects and provide scheduling, man-power, asset allocation, budgets and estimates to complete programs by deadline.

?   Continuously evolve a high performing engineering team aligned with the strategic objectives of the business

?                 Provide career leadership and personal development for the engineering team.

?       Interface and communicate with customers to understand their requirements, propose design alternatives, and resolve any product related issues.

?   Create, track and report milestones to senior management throughout the product development life cycle, from early-stage feasibility through all design phases, up to and including qualification testing and transition to production.

?   Provide status updates on the team?s tasks and ensure on time completion. Evaluate missed targets and identify and address root causes such as training requirements, process and methodology improvements

?       Supports advancement efforts for Standard Products line

?       Establish and maintain internal design reviews and guidelines for product development and engineering designs. Conduct design reviews

?   Establish engineering department goals, objectives, performance metrics, and initiatives to support corporate objectives.

?   Primary interface with respect to product engineering activities associated with support of Sales and Operations.

?   Works closely with sales team to evaluate new business opportunities and help prepare proposals and technical compliance matrixes

?   Create an atmosphere of innovation and design excellence while assuring maximum product safety, manufacturability and cost effectiveness.

?       Maintain an awareness of the state of the art in brushless motor, controller, and power electronics design

?   Supports AS9100, Lean and other Aveox Quality initiatives/objectives


?  Bachelor?s degree in ElectricalEngineering or equivalent education and/or combination of education or experience. 

?  Minimum 10 years of progressive engineering management experience; preferably in the aerospace/defense market.

?  Experience with Aerospace Product Development Processes, Requirements Based Engineering, DO-178 Software Development Processes and DO-254 Hardware Development Processes

?    Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

?    Motor Solve, SolidWorks, Altium and Microsoft Office software

?  Excellent time management, project management, planning and organizational skills to drive and motivate staff by setting priorities and systematically meeting deadlines and goals

?    Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects of varying size and scope

?    Strong Leadership skills and the ability to influence others within an interdisciplinary environment.

?    Superior interpersonal and customer relations skills demonstrating sensitivity to customer needs and ability to work effectively with others to urgently address issues.

?    Strong verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to express technical concepts clearly and concisely.

?  Significant experience in analyzing business and technical requirements.

We offer the ideal candidate the opportunity to be part of a progressive organization and provide a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested parties please email resume to address provided. Please feel free to visit our website at

Aveox is an Equal Opportunity Employer