Chief Design Engineer

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 7/28/2021

Job Description

The Chief Mechanical Engineer will lead & manage multiple teams of mechanical engineers / designers focused on delivering new products to the market. Major responsibilities include full technical oversight, system level design / strategic roadmap planning, and growing an industry leading mechanical engineering team. This includes working in and facilitating a collaborative team environment with marketing, project management, electrical engineering, and global manufacturing operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage & motivate the team to deliver on schedule within cost & performance metrics.
  • Mentor and coach the team in engineering best practices including task management, Gannt charts, root cause analysis, thermal analysis, critical dimensioning, tolerance stack-ups, large molded part design, FEA, test methodology, stress analysis, and presentation skills.
  • Ensure the team is given the time and resources required to succeed by creating and managing robust project roadmaps and resource plans with converged project scope.
  • Effectively identify, converge, and communicate major technical & management issues to upper management in a clear, concise, and timely manner while driving appropriate actions.
  • Aid in building & managing relationships with existing & new contract manufacturers.
  • Help lead training & continuous improvement efforts of Milwaukee's product development processes and best practices.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field required.
  • Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of highly successful experience in related field.
  • Highly motivated self-driver with never satisfied, always improving attitude.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (domestic and International).
  • High interest in tools of the trade.
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