IDEX Director of Product Engineering & Quality (Denver, Colorado) in Denver, Colorado
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Director of Product Engineering & Quality
GM/President of Band-It
Leads a new and sustaining product engineering team of seven engineers responsible to support our growth goals by understanding our customer’s application and develop innovative next generation products to solve customer problems. They are responsible for the research, design and management of development projects related to industrial clamps and installation tools. Lead the team in looking at ways to become more competitive by taking cost out of our solutions which will include understanding the manufacturing process and evaluating new materials. This person will also be responsible for the quality team of six employees who drive continuous improvement through the elimination of defects that create waste and may result in customer disruption and dissatisfaction. The person is also responsible to ensure we maintain key certifications and drive product quality throughout the organization and suppliers.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to champion the team’s response to customer problems, including containment, customer interaction, root cause analysis, and the implementation of effective permanent corrective actions
Capable of driving innovation and new product development, estimating development costs and monitor assigned projects through all phases of development
Develops and maintains control documentation including drawings, specifications and procedures.
Ensures the successful use of the engineering change process (ECR) and the new product development tollgate process. Owns these processes for the organization and leads any continuous improvement to make us more efficient while ensuring quality
Interfaces with other departments and management to communicate status of projects, engineering change requests, and quality concerns
Leads a Patent committee with leaders across the organization
Oversee all aspects of design from writing of the product performance specifications to test plans and implementation of the product into production
Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates the work activities of Product Engineers, Sustaining Engineers, and Quality team members
Provides guidance and coordinates engineering projects and programs to ensure that project staff completes assigned project requirements on time and budget
Responsible to the review and disposition of non-conforming material, control plan development, and the optimization of process controls, including SPC
Works with the appropriate internal parties and/or Patent Attorney to determine patent feasibility and provide necessary documentation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & REQUIRED ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrates ability to take product design from concept to launch
Displays strong problem-solving skills using root cause analysis methods
Defines scope of work and accurately estimates required effort and time
Actively leads a team and looks for ways to be proactive solve design challenges
Experienced in leading multi-department teams and other engineers
Has experience working with contractors, outside service providers, and vendors
Meets deadlines and can motivate a team toward achieving its goal
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team
Problem Solving —> The individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
Managerial Skills —> The individual effectively manages a team, sets goals and priorities, holds the team accountable and is open to feedback
Customer Focused —> Ability to work with end users to understand their needs and develop solutions. Ability to facilitate field tests at customer’s site and obtain feedback for improvements
Relationships with Others —> The individual works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
Planning/organizing —> The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
Quality Control —> The individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Adaptability —> The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, rotates into other functions as required, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
Execution Excellence —> Track record of delivering on time and within budget
BS in Engineering with 7+ years’ experience with a combination of management and product engineering
Minimum 3 years’ experience in automotive quality assurance (familiar with APQP, PFMEA, SPC, MSA, & PPAP)
Requires use of hands and arms at least 90% of the time
Majority of the time is spent sitting
Lifting requirements are generally less than 10 lbs.
Manual lifting could reach the company maximum of 50 lbs.
Climate-controlled office environment
Able to visit customer site for troubleshooting design
Noise exposure is moderate
Close vision and the ability to adjust focus are required to perform the job functions
Peripheral vision is required for safety
BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW (BAND-IT):
BAND-IT® “The Clamping Experts” is a global market leader with a premium brand reputation. We’re is focused on growth and innovation through operational and commercial excellence, and employee satisfaction. BAND-IT was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1937 and is acknowledged as the world's leader in quality engineered stainless steel clamping systems, band & buckle, preformed clamps, hand & power application tools, hose fittings, clamping kits, stainless steel cable ties, as well as identification systems. BAND-IT manufactures products related to market needs in cable bundling, hose attachment, safety & identification, sign hanging, maintenance & security fencing, disaster recovery, fleet maintenance, government, insulation, fluid transfer/material handling, traffic management, hose repair, HVAC, water removal, and energy.
Band-It, an IDEX company is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.