Engineering Manager of New Product Development
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Oct 5

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Chicgao, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4143867

Engineering Manager of New Product Development and Commercialization
 
Company:  My client is a leading manufacturer of high quality plastic packaging products. They have been in business for over four decades and have multiple production facilities throughout the U.S. More importantly they have several divisions like packaging and machinery. By being so versatile it has allowed them to be very successful and continue to grow rapidly.
  • The ownership is committed to the growth of the organization and is willing to invest money back into the company.
  • Dedicated to employee investment and offers ample opportunities for growth. With little turnover as well, the pay special attention to employee satisfaction.
  • Innovative packaging solutions, offer state-of-the-art technology, and excellent customer service.
 
They appreciate employees by providing:
 
  • Salaries that are above industry average and bonus potential
  • Growth opportunities as the organization continues to expand
  • 401K, generous benefits, relocation assistance, and more
 
Your unique role with the company will be to lead all efforts related to new product development, commercialization and tooling. You will be the subject matter expert in the plant when it comes to providing the team with technical expertise on rigid thermoformed packaging products as well as production tooling. You will collaborate with Quality and Sales daily and troubleshoot for customers. This is a highly visible role within the organization, will be in the same plant with the President of the division, and is expected to also help standardize the procedures to work towards a continuous improvement mentality. This position will also help with the future growth plans of the organization and assist in capital project planning.
 
We are seeking strong leaders that are capable of growing with this company!  You will need to have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others to perform at a high level every day. Experience in managing others will be critical in this position as you will have many as 4-6 direct reports.
 
Candidate Profile:
  • Engineering or Technical degree preferred but will consider relevant experience
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Project Management, Engineering, or Product Development
  • Experience in thermoformed tooling and product development applications or other molding processes ie. injection molding or blow molding
  • Hands on experience with design and CAD software ie. SolidWorks or AutoCAD
 
This position is located south of Chicago, IL. This area is a great suburban community with a lower cost of living but still has everything that a major city has to offer by being close to downtown Chicago. Strong local economy with good schools makes this location a great place for a growing family.
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