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Director of Engineering

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

General Scope: Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.Position Summary: Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes project staff according to project requirements.Assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.Directs integration of technical activities and products.Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.Prepares interim and completion project reports.Must be fully vaccinated for the Coronavirus by December 8, 2021. Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages a total of 30 employees in the Mechanical, Hydraulic, PLC and Electrical Engineering group. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance)Education: Master's degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent; a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:Knowledge of Engineering.Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or clients and customer's of the organization.Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.May require belonging to similar trade groups within the railway supply organization. Must have a valid driver's license and passport.On Track-Safety training required. Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing mechanical knowledge: Specific applications combined with knowledge competencies are as follows: Rating Level: 1-5 (1= minimum 5= Maximum) ApplicationRequired Level of proficiencyPreferred Level of proficiencyAutodesk Vault Professional 201845Inventor Professional 201845AutoCAD 201845Microsoft Outlook33Design Review34Microsoft Excel45Microsoft Word44E-PLAN45 PI160315272

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