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Sustaining Engineering Manager

Phoenix, AZ

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 13 Pay Rate: $130000 - $143000 Job Location:

Job Description

Sustaining Engineering Manager

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Position Type: Direct Hire or Contract to Hire
Hourly / Salary: Based on Experience
Residency Status: US Citizen or Green Card Holder ONLY

Our client is looking for a Sustaining Engineering Manager to join their team!

Job Description

Sustaining Engineering Manager is responsible for the administration and performance of the Sustaining Engineering Team. General duties within the department include administration of company policies;employee training;quality and continuous improvement of department operations and processes;establishing departmental objectives and plans in accordance with company goals;and implementation of the departmental goals. The Sustaining Engineering Manager reports to the President.
The position is based in Phoenix and may require moderate domestic and international travel (<20%) and direct customer interface.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the multidisciplinary Sustaining Engineering Team including the supervision of employees who perform drafting, design, test lab functions, and a broad range of clerical duties, for meeting production, delivery, quality, and cost and safety objectives.
  • Supervise new and existing product design work, production support, prototype development, engineering lab testing, preparation of technical procedures, proposals and reports, failure analysis investigations and engineering document control.
  • Provide training and guidance to ensure company-wide disciplined compliance with product and process development following the APQP process. A good working know.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure ongoing compliance with all certification requirements for Quality standards and Aerospace and Industrial products.
  • Maintain and upgrade as necessary, the design and test computer hardware and software used by Engineering.
  • Interact with Sales, Operations, Supply Chain and Quality departments and external customers as needed on proposal development, product performance, product improvements, tooling needs, document change and various other support issues.
  • Plan and administer procedures and work instructions for the Engineering Department in accordance with the company’s AS9100 Quality Management System.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts through engineering process enhancements including a focus on developing new Automated Test Equipment and upgrading existing ones that are robust and easy to use, with time savings.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Interview, hire, train, plan, assign, direct work, appraise performance;reward;and discipline employees;address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Develop a strong, efficient and respected Sustaining Engineering Team through technical leadership, guidance and mentorship.

Skills and requirements:
  • Applicant must be ITAR compliant.
  • 10 years of engineering management experience with increasing responsibility in technical products in the global OEM environment
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree or higher from an accredited university or college, preferably in Mechanical/ Industrial/ Electrical Engineering
  • Team leadership and experience in product and process development
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times.
  • Engineering experience with electro-mechanical system components to aerospace OEMs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple programs and changing priorities simultaneously.
  • Results- and action-oriented ownership of cross-functional team performance meeting customer and internal program requirements and deadlines
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities and experience.
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products as required.

Physical Requirements:

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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers to flex and extend fingers with the opposition of thumb;palmar grasp, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, bend, stoop, reach, turn, twist, push, pull, and move within all areas of the facilities and parking lots. A computer is used to access, input, and retrieve data. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 10 years+ of related experience

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