Director of Engineering

TurboCombustor Technologies   •  

Manchester, CT

11 - 15 years

Posted 236 days ago

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The Engineering Director provides expert judgment, analysis and direction to the Engineering technical team for the development and implementation of processes required for the successful / cost effective manufacture of technical products that meet all customer technical and quality requirements. The Engineering Manager provides the required oversight, input and direction to assure that manufacturing process directions, tooling concepts and designs meet or exceed all internal program goals (ease of manufacture, cost effective manufacturing and profitability) as well as all customer requirements (quality and delivery). The Engineering Manager relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals while leading and directing the efforts of the Engineering staff. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Direct and monitor the technical activities of assigned Engineers.

  • Review and approve manufacturing processes as required.

  • Assure that all manufacturing processes and tooling will produce a technical product which meets all customer requirements (quality and delivery) as well as internal goals (ease of manufacture and profitability).

  • Full responsibility for all new products’ technical requirements/issues including concurrent engineering interface with the customer to facilitate design/process changes which aid producibility and lower product cost.

  • Conduct process improvements through leading Six Sigma projects, design of experiments, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and design review events to improve manufacturing process efficiency (continuous improvement), reduce cost, improve profitability and reduce product lead/cycle time.

  • Research, develop and execute, with the team, the plans required to meet business metric cost requirements to maximize product profitability.

  • Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts research as required.

  • Recommends alterations to product development and design (concurrent engineering) to improve quality of products and/or procedures for producibility.

  • Provide the required direction and leadership to the team as necessary in order to create, develop and perfect manufacturing processes which are cost effective and conducive to ease of manufacture.

  • Investigate and recommend machine tool and equipment needs to accomplish or improve the required manufacturing process capabilities or capacity.

  • Identify related processing and manufacturing problems and identify/initiate corrective actions as required. Provide technical direction and leadership in recommending changes in design, specifications, drawings and procedures that will eliminate manufacturing problems, improve producibility and productivity, or reduce scrap/rework related cost and/or lead-time.

  • Ensure the timely review of NMR activity is completed.

  • Provide technical support to the Program Manager to manage the customer interface required for concurrent engineering and product cost, quality and delivery communications.

  • Ensure all Phase 3 and Phase 4 tasks of the NPI Process are completed and Gate 3 and Gate 4 approvals are secured as applicable for all development products.

  • Visit supplier plants as required to assure that the supplier manufacturing process meets or exceeds all company and customer requirements (delivery and quality). Assure that the supplier manufacturing process will produce technical product in the required quantity and in accordance with the product delivery schedule.

  • Perform duties/responsibilities related to this position as assigned by the Director.

  • Oversee and lead product/key characteristic audits as required by our customer.

  • Assist in shop floor personnel training as applicable and deemed necessary.

  • Develop market awareness and promote company visibility efforts.

  • Evaluate, train, coach and when necessary, discipline employees.

  • Must support all EH & S (Environmental, Health & Safety) requirements within the facility and improve ergonomics of associated tooling relative to each process.

  • Support the Program Managers through the negotiations, review and approval of product contracts.

  • Develop and foster a team environment.

  • Lead investigations relating to customer quality concerns and product escapes.

  • Maintain awareness of state-of-the-art technology within the company core processes

  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.




The job has supervisory responsibilities.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related technical field. Minimum ten years experience in related industry with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role. Must have proficient computer skills in various design programs and Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 6 sigma, complex technical product knowledge. Demonstrated leadership experience.




  • Possess the ability to work well with people in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution are required.
  • Must have sound judgment to deal with particular situations, decide upon a course of action and implement swift resolution for closure.
  • Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks.
  • Exceptional motivation, leadership, and team building skills required.



  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before employees in the organization




The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.