Manager of Electrical Engineering in Cleveland at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cleveland
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Manager of Electrical Engineering for our manufacturing client in Northeast Ohio.  

Summary:
Directs and coordinates activities of the Electrical Engineering department to design and manufacture products and systems by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates:
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED:
  • Plans engineering personnel resources to release products to production on time.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings.
  • Confers with management, production, and sales staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Confers with other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required.
  • Work with customers and vendors regarding technical issues; insure adherence to customer specifications, delivery, regulatory compliance, etc.
  • Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
  • Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Assists application engineering by offering technical support and generation of proposal drawings.
  • Works with manufacturing regarding processes and electrical problems. Makes recommendations regarding material usage, etc.,
  • Assists production personnel in troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Follows progress of work; anticipates or investigates delays and inadequate performance.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  • Manages product safety and risk analysis.
  • Assists with the hiring of new team members and oversee training.
  • Oversees or assists in the research and development of new products and procedures.
  • Ensures that all activities are performed in compliance with the Quality System.
  • Prioritize engineering projects and monitor date sensitive projects.
  • Recommends cost-cutting measures and design improvements.
  • Takes corrective action as necessary.
     
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Directly supervises employees in the Electrical Engineering Department.  Responsibilities include training, planning, assigning and directing work, performance management, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
Competencies:
  • Analytical - Collects and researches data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Returns phone-calls and e-mails within 24-hours except for weekends and other time off. Meets commitments.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Maintains confidentiality
  • Written Communication - Presents data effectively.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Adaptability - Manages competing demands.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Diversity - Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
 
Education and/or Experience:  Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or six to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Computer Skills: MS Office, Design Software, Project Management Software, Jobscope.