• Engineering Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Addison
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 2:17 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Engineering & Design
  • Overview

    General Summary:  The Engineering Manager is responsible for translating the organization’s vision, mission, and values into a meaningful context for the Project Engineering Team and our Customers The Engineering Manager provides leadership and technical expertise for the Project Engineering Team and is responsible for the administration and management of the groups workflow.  The Engineering Manager ensures that the Project Engineering Team is responsive and provides a quality work product to internal and external customers.


    Associated’s Consulting and System Integration department provides clients with engineering resources and technical solutions for optimizing space, labor, and order fulfillment.  Associated’s large MHE Sales Team and Technical Staff are utilized to identify client opportunities in addition to supporting project sales, implementations, and installations.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership for engineering and project management staff
    • Foster a collaborative team oriented environment
    • Drive departmental continuous improvement and “best practices” initiatives
    • Manage department resources to ensure that the department is responsive to customer needs
    • Demonstrate technical expertise to internal and external customers
    • Ensure that processes and procedures are developed and followed to provide customers quality solutions on time and on budget
    • Assist in the concepting and design of racking and automated solutions
    • Foster a cultural environment where initiative, proactive communication and exceeding customer expectations are the foundation
    • Maintain a strong working knowledge of current product and service offerings throughout the market
    • Provide leadership, training and support to ensure Consulting and System Integration’s goals and strategies are met or exceeded
    • Provide training, coaching and performance appraisals for 10+ direct reports
    • Develop and maintain supplier relationships that are aligned with the best interests of Associated and its Customers
    • Performs related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates


    • Strong interpersonal, follow up/follow through and communication skills
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Access
    • Skilled in AutoCAD products, Knowledge of Inventor and Factory Design Suite preferred
    • Skilled in racking and automated solutions. Ie. Conveyor, AS/RS, VLMs, AGVs, Mobile Rack, etc.
    • Skilled in time-management and maintenance of project deadlines
    • Skilled in both written and oral communications and customer relations
    • Ability to work with all levels of an organization, both internally and externally
    • Ability to analyze data to develop optimal customer solutions
    • Ability to apply sound judgment, reasoning, and strong analytical problem solving skills
    • Ability to evaluate, plan, prioritize and complete work in a timely manner


    Education and Experience

    • Position requires an Engineering degree, preferably Industrial or Mechanical
    • A minimum of 5+ years of automated system engineering, preferably in the material handling industry.  
    • Individual will be a result-oriented, customer-focused team player with strong communication and consistent attention to detail skills. 


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