Paradigm Precision specializes in the manufacturing of complex fabrication and precision machined components for gas turbine engines. We serve customers around the world in commercial and military aviation, power generation, the marine industry, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Director of Engineering provides technical expertise, analysis and direction for the development and implementation of processes required for the successful / cost effective manufacture of technical products that meet all customer requirements (Quality and Delivery). A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Managing multi-discipline engineering team including: Manufacturing Engineering, NC Programming, Tool Design, and Special Processes in a fabrication and machining environment
Re-engineering / optimizing existing manufacturing processes to drive Quality & Cycle time improvements
Leading Continuous improvement activities to drive lean product flow
Driving New Product Introduction programs and leading direct technical interface with multiple customers (GE, P&W, Rolls Royce, etc.)
Technology Development to support evolving customer needs and improve company market position as fabrication, laser & machining leader
Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on business need.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Engineering will have direct supervisory responsibilities and executive leadership responsibility for all engineering functions: Mfg Eng, NC Programing, Tool Design
May lead and manage the members of the Operations organization.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Min. 10-15 years engineering experience preferably within the aerospace industry
Min. 3-4 years management/leadership background
Project Management background
Lean and Six Sigma background
Customer facing experience
Familiarity with range of fabrication and machining processes
Familiarity with Unigraphics software (CAM/CAD)
Self-starter, resourceful, flexible, responsive, detail oriented and possess a good work ethic
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to travel (infrequent: 10-15%)
US citizenship or Permanent Residency
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related technical field
Minimum 10 years experience in related industry with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role.
Must have proficient computer skills in various design programs and Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, 6 sigma, complex technical product knowledge
Demonstrated leadership experience.
SPECIAL SKILLS and/or KEY COMPETANCIES:
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and foster teamwork while solving technical challenges
Excellent problem solving, situation assessment and conflict resolution are required.
Must have sound judgment to deal with dynamic situations, decide upon a course of action and implement swift resolution for closure.
Ability to oversee several simultaneous projects with the proper delegating skills and the precise amount of involvement without interference, allowing the specifically designated personnel to perform their tasks.
Exceptional motivation, leadership, and team building skills required.
Ability to document complex technical assessments for effective communication across the organization, customers and suppliers
Ability to motivate and facilitate effective change
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
•The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. May include things such as:
Office and factory environment.
The employee is subject to noise/ vibration/ moving mechanical parts/ moving vehicles,
The employee is subject to hazards: electrical current/ exposure to chemicals
The employee is subject to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
The employee is subject to oils and other cutting fluids.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must possess ability to communicate verbally, in writing and have the ability to hear
Role requires ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop and crouch as well as sit on occasion
Must have ability to lift / move up to 40 pounds and occasionally may be required to lift / move up to 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts
The employee is regularly required to stand and walk
Must have the ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, crouch and sit on occasion
Must have the ability to regularly stand and walk
Must have the ability to bend, squat, twist at the waist and neck flexion
Must have the ability to push/pull objects distances of up to 15 feet
Must have the ability to grasp and grip to lift and carry equipment
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Paradigm Precision is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.