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Engineering Manager

Title: Engineering Manager
Functional Area: Engineering
Salary: $120,000 DOE
Employment Status: Full Time
Overview:

If you are looking to join a growing company, Arnott Inc. is looking for a highly qualified Engineering Manager. If you have a diverse background in Engineering Management and meet the job requirements outlined below, we’d love to have you join our team.

Overview - The Engineering Manager is a supervisory position responsible for leading the design and development of air suspension systems components as requested or assigned. Activities include component design and development, vehicle and lab testing, manufacturing coordination, and production release in order to meet or exceed all quality, timing and cost targets.

Duties:
  1. The Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the design/redesign and development of air and coil spring suspension products. The manager drives the design of suspension components and systems with best-in-class ride & handling and quality by:
    • Technically contributing to the design, component selection, and optimization of the suspension systems and relying on analytical and physical test methodologies to access product quality.
    • Performing 3D layout, CAE analysis, and dynamic suspension modeling to produce technical specifications and working prototypes.
    • Researching and implementing new techniques and technologies in suspension design including to improve overall performance, durability and margin.
  2. The Engineering Manager will drive the architecture design, component selection and optimization activities of the suspension systems relying on analytical and physical test methodologies and robust assessment strategies.  The position will:
    • Apply Geometrical Design and Tolerance (GD&T) technique to 2D drawings.
    • Conduct Structural Analysis and calculation of new components.
    • Collect and manage component and vehicle performance data using a database and reviews and analyzes test results.
  3. The Engineering Manager works with the project team and suppliers in order to:
    • Manage design and validation in association with overall program schedules.
    • Complete and release system, sub-system and detail designs.
    • Complete component and system validation, ensuring performance and durability targets are met.
    • Establish production/sales release dates.
  4. Based upon the desired Product Portfolio negotiated with Product Management & Marketing, the position manages a New Product Introduction (NPI) Plan and designs individual product development plans for all new releases.
  5. The Engineering Manager prioritizes staff and resources to accomplish the NPI Plan and ensures adequate resources are available.  He/she provides solid justification for additional resources when necessary.
  6. The manager drives the creation and execution of vehicle, sub-system and component level specifications, design verification plans (DVP&Rs) and test methods for all new releases.
  7. She/he functions as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for various Arnott products as required.  The manager insures Customer Service feedback is provided on all escalated technical support requests and provides training and support to various departments including technical support, manufacturing, customer service, and, in some instances, may provide retail/dealer training.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from a four-year accredited college or university; and ten (10) or more years experience in suspension system development with five (5) years of supervisory or lead experience of technical personnel in a Product Development environment required.  Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with fluid mechanics or spring/damper system design specialization preferred.
  • Hands-on ride and handling evaluation, system optimization and suspension component design experience, including damper sizing and valving is highly preferred.  Vehicle dynamics lab and field testing methods experience highly preferred; air suspension experience preferred.
  • Proven work experience in the design and manufacturing of precision machined mechanical parts and assemblies which utilize metalic, plastic and/or elastomeric components partially under pressure.
  • Solid experience interacting with CAD software required (navigation, basic edits, etc).  Experience with SolidWorks (drawings, models & vault functions) preferred.
  • Well-rounded understanding of core engineering principles & design methods.  Past experience with APQP (DFMEA, DVP&R, PFMEA, Control Plans), implementation of DMAIC, DOE and QFD (House of Quality) techniques highly preferred.
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office; Experience with FEA and other CAE software along with Microsoft Dynamics GP experience preferred.

See Job Description for full listing of duties and requirements.

To apply for this position, submit an application to Human Resources, located at 100 Sea Ray Drive Merritt Island, FL 32953.

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