Manager, Applications Engineering

Posted on Dec 5

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4147683

Manager of Applications Engineer for tier 1 global supplier in Arlington Heights, IL.  This is what you would consider a working manager, not only would you have a customer base to manage but also a team of applications engineers.  The Manager plans, organizes and coordinates all development activities and resources in order to anticipate and satisfy internal and external customer needs, in line with Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives.

In this role, some of your major responsibilities will be:
  • Participate in the formulation of company policies with other management team members.
  • Lead and define the departments vision and annual plan.
  • Develop necessary engineering disciplines and capabilities required to ensure released product meets customer and company objectives.
  • Assign priorities to programs and projects to meet established objectives and goals.
  • Direct programs for development of new and or improved products.
  • Represent technical department in customer and supplier meetings.
  • Responsible to support all new model programs to ensure timely release of engineering/product information and routine assistance to ensure launches are executed safely and on schedule.
  • Analyst existing processes and propose continuous improvement plants.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, evaluation and development of applications engineers in group.

Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or closely related discipline required, master's level preferred with experience in agriculture and/or construction components and/or gear boxes.  Prior experiene leading a team of engineers.  Must have strong project management skills, communications skills both verbal and written and prior customer interface.
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