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Manager Engineering

Date: Oct 4, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

This team manages the projects supplying engineering test systems for engineering labs and operations.  In this role the team leader needs to be able to support lead-time sensitive project management, test system design, development and deployment in an operational or laboratory setting to measure and log product performance interacting with other systems including MES and/or ERP. Experience with data acquisition and instrumentation as well as automated test systems programing, debugging and deployment is crucial to success in this role.

Manages, plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of assigned engineering group.  Fosters the development of new manufacturing technologies, process / continuous improvement initiatives, new product ideas/concepts/designs, test & validation and cost reduction programs for new and existing engine/product programs.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supports and guides product engineering teams in ongoing development within their assigned area
  2. Supervises and coordinates product research, testing, design and development  if applicable
  3. Promotes the New Product Development process and ensures consistent use
  4. Interfaces with customers regarding part and product design, manufacturing and quality control issues, which fosters relationships
  5. Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements
  6. Reports regularly on project status, ensures budgets are on track, manages customer satisfaction data and other staff activities
  7. Develops and initiates new technologies, process improvement initiatives and cost reduction programs
  8. Proposes business solutions related to product safety initiatives, annual strategic/situational planning, long-term planning and supplier relationship agreements
  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrates knowledge of engineering, testing and manufacturing processes related to product and/or manufacturing processes
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with diverse groups of people
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication and problem solving skills to effectively interface with engineers, managers and customers
  • Well-developed leadership and planning skills as well as the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Fundamental knowledge of statistics and reliability concepts
  • Strong team building skills
  • Ability to develop and coordinate activities of others and to focus on major project resources to ensure assignments are completed accurately, on time, and on budget
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Seven years of engineering experience
  • Prior management or supervisory experience
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition experience
  • National Instruments programming experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or international travel as required up to 10%

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