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Engineering Manager (Chief Engineer)

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Harleysville, PA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 10, 2018
Job ID
 Engineering Manager (Chief Engineer)
Philadelphia, PA (Harleysville Area)
A specialized industrial automation manufacturer seeks to hire an experienced hands-on Engineering Manager as they continue steady growth and expansion. The organization is 25+ years old, privately held, and a global leader in their space. They have seen consistent steady growth over the years and have aggressive growth plans for the future. This is a newly created opening to add process, policies/procedures/structure, and improvements to the Engineering team. We are looking for a high-energy, detailed oriented leader, who will be responsible for all engineering activities. This role reports to the President.
  • Establishes and monitors mechanical drawing standards/processes for 2D CAD, 3D modeling and ERP system along with policies and procedures for the Engineered to Order and Manufactured to Order engineering departments. Establishes and monitors electrical drawing standards/processes for electrical schematics, and control panel layout drawings, 2D CAD, 3D modeling and ERP system along with policies, processes, and procedures for electrical engineers.
  • Establishes and monitors standards for PLC programming, HMI design and programming and servo drive programming.  Standardizes programming processes and notations required to explain logic.
  • Ensure correct component selection for development and synergies across different product lines
  • Implements policies and procedures to insure quality manufacturing releases (completeness and accuracy), while insuring teams maintain complete documentation and records of all projects.
  • Collaborates with R&D teams on preliminary design work necessary to determine feasibility of proposed concepts. Estimates mechanical design/drafting hours as needed for R&D projects and prepares or assists with preparation of proposal drawings.
  • Reviews customer equipment specifications or other engineering specification forms to determine what must be done to meet compliance. Manages the USDA, CE, UL, CSA and other regulatory compliance programs 
  • Responsible for identifying problems and finding solutions for any design problem in the company’s equipment.
  • Manages the ECN/ECR process and IP initiatives
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly desired. Equivalent experience may be considered
  • 10+ years experience in Electro-Mechanical Engineering/R&D, with at least 2+ years of leadership experience. Functional management experience desired, but not required - good Team Lead/Chief/Principal experience will be considered
  • Must have knowledge of custom equipment R&D, in a regulated industry (food, pharma, or similar). Must have knowledge of complex electro-mechanical equipment, material handling, conveyors, etc. Food processing desired not required. 
  • Process improvement experience, high level of organization and ability to work cross-functionally across a business (60% of this role will be developing, monitoring engineering activities; project coordination, drafting/design, scheduling, etc)
  • Regulated industry experience desired; food, medical, pharmaceutical.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to effectively communicate with and manage others
  • Ability and knowledge to develop, implement and sustain effective policies, procedures and systems
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and interacts well with external customers, visitors, employees and management in other departments. Can initiate tasks and work in an independent manner.


Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.