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Company name
Woodward Governor Company

Rockford, IL, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manager

Posted on
Jul 11,2019

Valid Through
Oct 24,2019

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ENGINEERING MANAGER','1900883','!*!Position Purpose:

The Engineering Manager, Level 1 focuses on engineering standards and tools development. The position is responsible to evaluate and implement industry leading engineering standard processes and tools. This position is responsible to design, develop, validate, improve and/or support products, systems or applications. The incumbent generally reports to another Engineering Manager, Engineering Director or Site Leader and is relied upon to provide technical expertise in guiding design efforts, customer interactions, and other engineering related matters such as quality problem solving. This positon will also have a CI component with a focus on improving engineering processes and standards. 

Essential Functions:

Supports continuous systemic improvement initiatives

Responsible for creating, maintaining and improving design standards that result in high quality and compliant products

Implements and supports continuous improvement initiatives in his or her group to improve product development velocity and cost efficiency

Supports CAC, the root cause determination and/or corrective action of current or NPI quality issues (escapes, NCR's, etc.) where design support is required (ECR's, Analysis, Test)

Maintains, and improves a highly effective and well skilled staff to carry out actions to complete planned objectives

Utilizes the talent management system

Completes review process and salary planning

Maintains and executes a training matrix

Supports staffing of the group to meet business demands and objectives

Develops budget to support profit planning activities and manages within the approved budget constraints

Utilizes his or her group as well as the full extended enterprise to improve the customer-perceived value of products through the use of structure and best practice methods (risk analysis, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean, dimensional analysis, formal problem solving, DOE, Taguchi, etc.). Anticipates, identifies and resolves project risks

Possesses and provides technical product expertise to the extended enterprise (Suppliers, CoE, Customers, Sales & Marketing, and other divisions) as required to support the growth of the business

Assigns resources as required to IPT's or other requirements as needed

Other Functions:

Assures leverage of all groups and assets within the Business group

Develops and maintains training matrix for his or her group

Responsible for goal flowdown from the Business Group level to actionable activities

Supports other groups or segments within Business Group with expertise and manpower to the extent possible when critical situations arise

May author and/or approve organizational documents and operating procedures

May attend external events, such as trade shows, conferences, etc. to seek out, evaluate and deploy new methods to improve the company's overall competitiveness

May participate on committees to the extent required (such as innovation and patent committees)

May directly manage Project Managers/Coordinators to carryout the PLC process

Materials and Equipment Used:

PC and related equipment

Working Environment / Physical Activities:

Work is generally performed in a normal office environment; however, the job will take him/her into various areas of the plant where there is a possible exposure to noise, chemicals, dust and temperature variations.

Occasional domestic/international travel may be required. ','!*!Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Good understanding of Model Based Enterprise concepts and applications.Understand a connected enterprise and industry leading tools.

Good people, time management, and project management skills

Solid knowledge of the product life cycle, especially related key deliverables

Good leadership skills

Solid communication and presentation skills

Excellent technical savvy and ability to reach consensus on technical direction

Demonstrates expertise and commitment to Design for Six Sigma practices, lean product development and waste elimination 

Strong technical toolbox (trade-studies, brainstorming, design evaluation matrices, risk management, CAD systems, CAE systems, test methods and systems, configuration management, ECR management, DFMEA, GD&T, or other appropriate design and analysis tools)

Ability to coach, mentor, and motivate individuals to perform beyond their comfort zone

Strong risk management skills for robust design

Understanding of financial analysis tools

Education or Formal Training:

4 year technical/science degree or International equivalent required

Masters or International equivalent preferred

Greenbelt experience preferred

Champions training required within 1 year

Experience Required:

6 to 8 years engineering experience in an identical or closely related field

Previous management experience preferred

Lean experience preferred


Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

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Company Profile
Woodward delivers lasting contributions to energy control, always innovating for a better future. Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and energy markets. Our growth is driven by the increasing demand for fuel-efficient, low-emission, and high-performance energy management. We have a clear vision and follow carefully planned long-term strategies. With multiple locations in fourteen countries, Woodward can respond quickly with solutions tailored to the local demands of our customers.

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