The Engineering Team Leader reports to and works closely with the Engineering Manager to maximize productivity and quality, develop staffing, and improve processes.
The Engineering Team Leader is Responsible for leading the Material Handling team in product design.
It is expected that Engineering Team Leader will perform team leadership/management duties approx. 40% of the time and Engineering Design duties approx. 60% of the time.
Job Function and Responsibilities
Lead "Engineering to Order" (ETO) planning and scheduling for configured and custom products for customer orders for the team.
Lead the team in ETO Continuous Improvement Activities to improve lead time and quality on products.
Lead and mentor team members, share new engineering insights, and promote a positive team environment
Perform regular reviews of team members to drive individual performance improvement and align individual team member performance with business goals
Work with appropriate functional areas to understand the Voice of the Customer and verify product requirements and cost targets.
Work closely with Product Management, Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality, R&T, Technical Service, etc to deliver product designs which meet business requirements
Define and manage project schedules, resource planning, and key milestone deliverables, including potential scheduling conflicts and delays, and coordinate work activities among internal and external team members
Organize and lead project update presentations and design reviews
Work alongside the Engineering Manager to develop and execute the long term engineering strategy for the company.
Qualifications and Experience
6 to 10 years of experience of design/product engineering required
Team leadership experiencepreferred
Strong leadership skills.
Strong project management skills, including building project schedules, resourcing, tracking, and reporting status
Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with highly organized work habits, are essential
Strong time-management and creative problem solving skills
Ability to work in a deadline oriented, fast paced, and flexible environment
Good mechanical & technical aptitude with the ability to deliver innovative products
Solid Modeling Proficiency preferred (Creo a plus)
Experience with Design for Manufacturing for sheet metal production, machining, and assembly preferred
Experience in the Agricultural Industry a plus
Experience designing for agency certifications (UL, CSA, CE, etc.) a plus
Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
BS in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering, or a related technical field