Design/Engineering Manager

Company Info
Santanna Tool & Design
Madison Heights, MI, United States

Phone: 248-541-3500
Web Site: www.santannatool.com

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Title:

Design/Engineering Manager

Location:

Madison Heights, MI 

Job ID:

74229
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Job Description:

Summary: To develop design strategies, coordinate communication within the design team, present design ideas, and work closely with cross-functional groups to meet customer expectations and project timing.

Pay: $100,000-$130,000

Essential Functions:

  • Construct and modify CAD models per customer CAD standards using design software
  • Prepare layout and detail drawings of design as required to project timelines.
  • Develop creative and innovate engineered solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Review and study customer specifications, engineering schematics and other data in order to determine the design procedures needed to generate and release digital and/or hardcopy printouts related to the engineering and manufacturing requirements.
  • Perform necessary engineering calculations and proper material selection to satisfy the required design functionality.
  • Be knowledgeable of the release systems and procedures, and releases all the necessary detail drawings in digital and/or hardcopy formats per established requirements of the internal and external customers (for example release to purchasing for make/buy decision, input for controls design and engineering, and documents to support field installation and service personnel, direct digital transfers to customer systems).
  • Requires interacting with purchasing, manufacturing and finance groups
  • Track and manage Engineering open issues to on-time closure for project deliverables
  • Direct / Manage departments Engineering resources to complete development of the product.  Teams may consist of engineers from the Hardware, Software, and Mechanical
  • Establish the deliverables for each department and ensure completion dates are met.
  • Establish and maintain engineering project plan for product development to launch
  • Other functions as assigned by Management

Qualifications/Skills:

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in experience and education combined
  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant industry experience
  • Must be able to create Welding Systems and Automation Tooling Designs for each step of Approved Process Systems
  • Experience working with CAD systems and software such as: Catia V5, Unigraphics, NX, Fides, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks and AutoCAD.
  • Highly preferred previous experience within the automotive industry of designing and tooling
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel when needed. 
  • Ability to mentor