Welsh & Associates

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Manager of Engineering

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Kalamazoo, MI
$1 - $99,999
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 04, 2017
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Welsh & Associates has been engaged in a search for an Engineering Manager of IoT and Innovation.  We are looking for a strong creative leader who will be responsible for developing the engineering department into an efficient, productive and innovative department able to effectively handle equipment designs, manage complete machine building systems, and lead the innovations required to keep our client as the industry leader.  Our client maintains a strong market identity, but realizes the needs of their customers are changing rapidly.  The development of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart equipment is a company initiative based on the shift in process manufacturing toward more intricate data collection and analysis.  Our client will master and lead the development and manufacture of smart equipment.  The role of the Manager will be to couple the current day-to-day needs of equipment engineering with the development of inventive equipment designs that will meet the evolving needs of customers.  The position reports to the company Vice President.

Over the next decade, our client expects rapid changes in automation and technology in process manufacturing and we are looking for a leader who can take charge and properly manage within this changing environment.
Core Competencies Include:
  • Strong understanding of IoT and how it is used and implemented
  • Strong experience in product development
  • Understanding of the “Voice of the Customer” and knowledge of how to apply it in development
  • Drive to develop an excellent “customer experience”
  • Knowledge of process industries and automation
  • Dedication to Excellence and quality
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently lead and manage a diverse department
  • Ability to structure the department utilizing the existing talents and identify additional skill sets and talents required
  • Strong Project Management skills
Core Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Customer Service and Manufacturing to understand on-going challenges in equipment designs and develop a strategy to change/update current designs
  • Establish R&D requirements for smart equipment development, testing, and timelines for implementation
  • Manage all aspects of project management and equipment design within the departments
  • Ensure that all scheduling requirements are being met
  • Assess and manage all individuals within the department
  • Promote excellence throughout the department
 Basic Requirements:
  • Minimum B.S. degree in Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Experience in either using OR developing IoT products or equipment
  • Leadership and department management experience
  • Product development/innovation background
  • Proven ability to set and implement department objectives that support the achievement of company goals



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