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IDEX Product Engineering Manager in Denver, Colorado

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

The Engineering Manager oversees all product development related programs while leading the team in best practices for product design, design reviews / risk mitigation, and general problem-solving techniques for NPD, VAVE, and general product life cycle management. Develops and maintains product engineering KPI’s that help drive continuous improvement to processes like NPD stage gate, ECR/ECN, and the technology roadmap.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a multi-disciplined product engineering team to ensure BAND-IT’s adherence to the established NPD stagegate process. Evaluate lessons learned from various projects and make recommendations to the process to ensure a streamlined flow throughout the process

  • Evaluate the product engineering team’s capabilities, identify gaps and develop plans to increase the teams capabilities to properly support the business and project pipeline.

  • Represents the product engineering deparment in the leadership teams cross-functional team meetings helping promote a one team approach to Band-It cross functional management.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate design reviews with a cross functional team using product development tools like DFMA, DFMEA and PFMEA.

  • Understands the pantent process and able to develop a patent strategy for a new product. Identifying possible areas of infringment and/or patentability and working with the design/product management teams to vet out a go forward strategy.

  • Leads cross functional teams in Rapid Improvement Events (RIE’s) or Just Do It (JDI) events for processes related to or adjacent to processes commonly used by the product engineering team.

  • Lead the team to appropriately validate a product or sub-system with a high level of confidence with minimal iterations to maintain speed to market.

  • Develops an annual budget for product development within Band-It, accounting for all development related costs associated with prototyping, outsourcing, resource allocation, tooling, etc.

  • Managerial responsibility for the product engineering department (Including training and development, goal deployment, resource management and monitoring of progress to targets and objectives)

  • Works on product or technology development projects to help the teams achieve their targets for scope, cost and timing.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Engineering.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND REQUIRED ABILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven ability to apply and teach product development tools and concepts: FMEA’s, DFMA, Root Cause Methodology, Stage-gate processes, APQP, FEA, HALT, and DVP&R.

  • Managerial and interpersonal Skills, ability to build working relationships with all managers within Band-It.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across the business / operations functions

  • Computer literate (MS Office, SolidWorks, SolidWorks simulation, Minitab/JMP, or other testing related software)

  • Working knowledge of statistical process control (SPC), methodology and interpretation of SPC

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including conveying technical subject matter to non-technical teams.

  • Ability to make presentations before management groups.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Working knowledge of 80/20 principals.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or similar field. 8+ years relevant Engineering experience; 3-5 years supervisory experience.

  • Ability to supervise a test team responsible for product life cycle management for the business.

Essential Functions:

The physical, mental/visual and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • Approximately 10% of the time will be spent in the engineering lab.

  • Approximately 10% of the time is spent bending and crouching.

  • Requires use of hands and arms at least 80% of the time.

  • Lifting requirements are generally less than 10 lbs. Occasionally lifting could reach the company maximum of 65 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • Time is primarily spent in a climate-controlled office, with the balance in a production environment.

  • Noise exposure is light to moderate.

Mental/Visual Demands:

  • Close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are necessary to perform the job functions.

  • Peripheral vision is required for safety.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem solving: The individual utilizes 8D techniques (5Y’s, IS/IS NOT, Ishikawa, Lessons Learnt, FMEA) to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner with the ability to gather and analyzes information from multiple sources with the ability to make timely decisions based on such information.

  • Interpersonal Skills: The individual builds effective and sustainable professional relationships at all levels (executive level, customers, suppliers, peers, direct reports, shop floor).

  • Relationships with Others: The individual works effectively and relates well with others Including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.

  • Communication and Contact: The individual can communicate confidently at all levels (Executive Level, Customers, Suppliers, Peers, Direct Reports, shop floor) both verbally and written. Maintaining and open mind and a willingness to listen and restructure their communications in response to other opinions/ideas

  • Planning/organizing: The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans and can flex plans to compensate with unforeseen issues.

  • Quality control: The individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Adaptability: The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Dependability: The individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Safety and security: The individual actively promotes and personally observes all safety procedures.The individual complies with Environmental, Safety, and Hazardous Communications

• The estimated compensation for this position is $100,000 - $135,000 per year

• This position may be eligible for a business unit bonus of 3% annually

• This position is also eligible for our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings, which include Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, at least 80 hours of vacation, along with holiday, sick and personal time off. Please visit our career page at https://www.idexcorp.com/careers/our-benefit-and-rewards/

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IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Band-It

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products

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