The Engineering Manager supervises and oversees the day-to-day operation of both the Electrical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering departments while maintaining schedules and resolving problems.
Essential Job Duties
Manages technical staff of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department
Manages workload to ensure schedules by developing and maintaining job priorities
Communicate with upstream and downstream stakeholders to ensure working to latest priorities
Maintain engineering quality by introducing or improving quality methods
Works with leadership to develop and establish performance expectations
Works with leadership to solve large-scale technical issues for both the customer and Casa Herrera infrastructure
Lead a diverse workforce through positive leadership methods
Conduct performance reviews and provide positive and constructive feedback
Determine training and development plans to promote individual growth
Work with Human Resources to ensure a safe working environment and regulatory compliance
Make hiring and terminating decisions while conforming to company policies and procedures
Develop and update the departmental work instructions
Report on engineering capacity/ availability
Develop department processes to improve efficiency
Develop or improve standardized configuration methodology.
Develop and maintain an environment that fosters teamwork and working together.
Spanish speaking a plus
Implement a Continuous Improvement Environment with appropriate metrics
Implement a Design for Manufacture (DFM) program, or similar, to minimize manufacturing costs.
Work with leadership (President, VP, and Director) on Technology Roadmap
Work with leadership on product strategy and positioning
Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of Engineering Computing (such as mechanical or electrical CAD, PLM, etc.) solutions for effective execution engineering deliverables
Perform other related duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.
Food machinery manufacturing experience preferred
Prefer a California Licensed Electrical or Mechanical Professional Engineer
Minimum seven (7) years of experience as an Electrical or Mechanical Designer
Minimum of 1-year experience as a manager to engineers and drafters.
Comfortable with investigating industry specifications such as UL, NSF, ASME, ANSI, etc.
Formal configuration management experience, document control management and processes required
Proficient in one or more of the following software solutions: Solid Edge, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, Made2Manage (M2M), or EPLAN
Proficient using Word, Excel, and Outlook
Must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing (including sketches)
Must be proficient in blueprint reading
Self-motivated team player with the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Ability to adhere to ethical principles that reflect the highest standards of organizational and individual behavior and comply with all laws and regulations
Possess effective organization and time management skills, be detail oriented, use good judgment, manage competing priorities for multiple projects, and consistently meet deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster cooperative relationships and credibility at all levels of the organization
Experience in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programming is a plus
Experience with Customer Satisfaction improvement methods is highly recommended
Direct customer experience is beneficial
Spanish speaking a plus
Perform work independently and as part of a team
Must be organized, reliable, punctual, adaptable and flexible
Demonstrate a positive professional demeanor and dress
Adhere to all company policies
Maintain confidentiality of personal and professional information
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.
1. Must be able to utilize correct body mechanics during performance of physical activity such as pushing/pulling, stooping, squatting, sitting, and lifting as applicable to the position.
Casa Herrera, Inc. has been in business for over 60 years and is a major manufacturer of food processing equipment for use all over the world. We continue to be the industry leader building custom quality food equipment machinery. Our expertise and continued process improvements are dedicated to the quality standards of automation and innovated product lines. For additional information, please visit our website: Casaherrera.com