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Manager, Mechanical Engineering & Design R&D

Company: Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Are you interested in driving the design and launch of cutting edge, innovative products ad instruments? Do you thrive on managing complex initiatives, solving intricate problems and defining excellence in product development? If you answered yes, we'd love to discuss our Mechanical Engineering Manager, R&D role with you!
A Snapshot of What You'll Do:
The Mechanical Engineering Manager is responsible for the mechanical design, development and testing of Anton Paar QuantaTec's new and existing analytical lab instrumentation products. In this role you'll be responsible for:

Managing the mechanical team and design process to ensure state of the art tools and techniques are utilized to ensure that projects are delivered on-time with unsurpassed quality.
Actively leading by setting priorities, expectations and fully advancing the team through hiring, training and mentoring

Coordinating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to support existing products and new product development

The Impact You'll Make:
To succeed as a Mechanical Engineering Manager on our team, you'll need to be a self-starter who leads a team, balances multiple projects on defined timelines and engages with inter-company teams to refine the product requirements. Job duties include:

Evaluating internal talent to best allocate resources and assign work accordingly
Attending meetings on behalf of the department for project planning
Acting as a liaison between departments in order to ensure project is executed on schedule
Handling the most challenging issues and elevating as necessary on behalf of the department
Working with the department Director to meet corporate objectives and targets
Maintaining internal mechanical standards and sharing best practices with team
Ensuring QuantaTec mechanical practices and standards are consistent with all Anton Paar facilities
Attend brainstorming sessions to develop new products and address existing product challenges
Interpreting project specifications to create system concepts and develop 3D models
Creating proposals for new products, improving existing products and/or optimizing manufacturability
Developing engineering plans, costed BOMs, and mechanical systems and parts
Designing, and implementing test and validation procedures for new and existing products
Holding design reviews with project teams to get feedback and refine ideas
Creating 3D models using CAD to refine design and further test and verify
Tracking the performance of mechanical systems and parts to maintain alignment with engineering timelines
Performing root cause analysis to support quality initiatives, and initiating corrective and preventive action plans
Developing, implementing, and documenting changes to current products to improve quality, serviceability and/or to lower costs
Providing technical support on the mechanics to internal customers within a defined time frame
Delivering all aspects of the Anton Paar development process with attention to quality and detail
Following all company policies, procedures, and safety regulations
All other duties as assigned

Education and Experience We're Hoping To Find:
The Mechanical Engineering Manager typically requires a combination of supervisory experience, education, training, certifications and skills. This role requires the following:

BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in the engineering field
Minimum of 2 years managing a team
Experience with at least 1 of the following CAD packages: NX, SolidWorks, Creo, Inventor or Catia
Ability to perform simulations of complex mechanical systems
Strong knowledge of integrating material selections into designs for product performance and ease of manufacturing
Ability to design and layout sheet metal parts, panels, doors and knowledge of the sheet metal fabrication processes along with the implementation of fasteners for ease of assembly
Basic knowledge of light duty mechanical, pneumatic or electric lifts including selection of motors, bearings, pulleys and drive belts
Knowledge of primary and secondary machining processes including milling, turning and selection of associated finishes for both metals and plastics
Ability to create fully defined 3D models and 2D CAD drawings from conceptual stages through manufacturing including prototypes and testing of concepts
Understands GD&T techniques and capable of performing tolerance calculations
Strong analytical skills demonstrating effective problem-solving techniques
Demonstrated efficient work methods and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a diverse team

Self-motivated and a strong work ethic

Preferred skills include:

MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Knowledge of high/low pressure liquid or gas systems and the ability to design and layout leak tight P&ID, including tubing templates, fittings and gating devices
Ability to design and spec tooling, processes associated with plastic injection molding, structural foam for aesthetic housings and components
Prior design experience in electro-mechanical devices and high vacuum technology
Experience with transducers and sensor integration
Six Sigma Green Belt or higher

Skills and Qualifications
The Mechanical Engineering Manager will possess leadership skills in addition to technical skills, soft skills and industry knowledge to lead a team of engineers, including:

Accountability: Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions, follows through on commitments, and acknowledges and learns from mistakes

Collaboration: Works well with others on internal and external teams by using effective interpersonal skills

Communication: Provides clear instruction to the project team, clearly explains concepts and is available to answer any questions that may arise
Critical Thinking: Performs analysis to determine and assess the needs of the user and then create design to meet the requirements
Integrity: Behaves honorably even when no one is watching and follows moral and ethical principles in all areas of work including decision making, interacting with colleagues, and servicing customers
Problem Solving: Ability to efficiently identify and resolve issues that arise during the design, testing and maintenance process
Quality of Work: Works to the highest of quality standards by anticipating problems, testing and checking work, and pays close attention to detail
Self-Starter: Uses trusted and efficient work methods to launch projects and balances multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Technical Expertise: Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skills, and develops solutions to highly complex problems by applying technical acumen
Leadership: Demonstrates the ability to manage, lead and enable others in order to navigate departmental or organizational change

Supervision Exercised
This role is a working manager who is a member of multiple teams and supervises approximately two to four Engineers and Technicians
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, observe, communicate and handle items such as computers, machinery and other equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Position requires the ability to obtain a Passport for international travel.
In regards to organizational issues, the employee will comply with the regulations set forward in the Anton Paar Employee Handbook, except if otherwise stated.
Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to: age, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, sickle cell trait, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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