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Engineering Manager


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Source: uWorkin


Client Details - The Company

Our client is a global OEM who manufactures innovative solutions for the global market within the Mining and Resources Industry.

Their diverse portfolio also includes servicing, parts, training, and upgrades and they are market leader in their area of mobile equipment they produce.

The business is comprised of a team of experienced personnel who are focused on growing their product portfolio of reliable equipment and continuing their research, development and innovation to enhance existing products and continually provide improved results for their customers.

Description - The Opportunity

This role will report directly to the General Manager and the primary purpose of this role will be to focus on the structuring and operation of the product development engineering function as a cohesive unit. You will also be responsible for the conceptualising and day to day management of simultaneous projects and delivering manufacturable designs to agreed specifications.

The role will also include but not be limited to:

  • Represent the organization in executive management level meetings and play a key role in the establishment of major business strategies.
  • Ensure that Engineers are adhering to Engineering Standards and relevant Australian standards.
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department.
  • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame and are in line with company's Yearly Objectives.
  • Be a student of current industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects and take the necessary steps to retain ISO certification.
  • Hire and direct staff of senior group members to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments.
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of manager and support resource / mentor.
  • Promote and enable professional and technical development of staff.
  • Assure that product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind.
  • Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal process to support the product development process.
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements.

Profile - The Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree is essential for this role
  • 10 years' experience in a progressive engineering environment; a minimum of five years in a midlevel management position
  • Hands-on leadership. You roll up your sleeves and dive into the details to train and mentor staff. You enjoy building and leading productive teams.
  • Proven experience in Lean process improvement. Lead certification would be highly desirable.
  • Must have experience managing multiple projects at any one time.
  • Structural experience, specifically in metal construction with FEA exposure would be highly advantageous
  • Be able to manage and carry out all the calculations required
  • Exposure to fabrication and machining in an OEM environment would be highly advantageous
  • If you have a background in R & D and concept design this role would be well suited to you.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. You will be working with a variety of clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, and contractors. This requires an adaptable style and gaining results by building strong relationships and partnerships. You understand that trust with all stakeholders is essential to our process.

Job Offer

An attractive salary package and the opportunity to be part of the leadership team in a growing global business is on offer for the successful candidate. Don't miss this opportunity to work with one of the most respected names in the industry!

Shortlisting will commence immediately, click apply now or please email your resume to Andy@zenithsearch.com

All communication and your resume is treated strictly confidential and will be kept completely private until we have discussed the role and you are comfortable to move forward with the opportunity.

Andy Rankin

Principal Consultant - Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing

M: 0423 038 945

E: Andy@zenithsearch.com