Director of Engineering

US - Florida - Ocala
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  • Job Type: Full time
  • 30+ days ago

Job Description

Position Title: Director of Engineering

Pay Status: Exempt

Department: Engineering

Position Relationships:

Supervised By: CEO, with indirect by COO

Supervises: Design Engineer, Engineering Technician, Industrial Designer, Documentation Specialist, Configuration Specialist

Essential Functions:

· Responsible for the below for all locations.

· Provide leadership for all engineering aspects including priority, projects, processes, schedules design practices.

· Perform and oversee the following:

· For specified component, or subassembly, complete concept design, obtain and ensure issuance of preliminary drawings.

· Build and test prototypes and develop test protocols and plans.

· Participate in review meetings with all functional groups, preproduction and design reviews.

· Interface with other functional groups (including end-users and customers) regarding testing, purchasing, marketing and manufacturing activities.

· Take responsibility for coordinating release of preliminary prints in a manner (accuracy, completeness, and timeliness) that supports the project timeline.

· Take responsibility for design including test methods, reliability and risk assessment.

· Interface with third party supplier's design team to ensure compliance with company expectations.

· Take overall responsibility for project timing (including creation and control of development schedule) and successful product completion.

· Maintain RFE process and be point contact for issuing RFE's and distributing work assignments

· Document control to include prints, BOM, Gerber

· Review and release ECN's, First Articles, Deviations and Specials

· Develop new product and product improvement ideas.

· Provide sustaining support to existing products helping on-going cost reduction and product improvement.

· Active leadership and team support on contract manufacturing programs.

· Work closely with production/quality team.

· Additional responsibilities as requested or required.



· Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Design or related field

· At least five 5 years of successful experience focused on product design preferred and preferably medical equipment design, bonus if medical seating.

· Experience working with engineering change process and manufacturing Bill of Materials system preferred

· Ability to utilize CAD to do layouts and detail drawings sufficient to build prototypes and convey design concepts to other functional departments.

· Solid Modeling experience required. (Solidworks preferred).

· Thorough knowledge of mechanical drafting, dimensioning and tolerance methods preferred

· Experience designing and analyzing components and subassemblies.

· Proven ability with single and multiple components manufacturing techniques including sheet metal bending, metal stamping, fabrication, extruding, injection molding, and blow molding.

· Intermediate PC knowledge including Windows applications (Word/Excel/Access/Projects).

· Proven attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

· Ability to establish working relationships within cross-functional teams.

· Must have effective communication skills.

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