Equipment Development Engineering Manager – Automation

Equipment Development Engineering Manager – Automation

Specialty: Engineering

Job Description

Kendra Palmer
Sr. Staffing Manager

Kendra joined Leddy Group with the acquisition of Staff Hunters of Portsmouth in 2016.  She brings 18 years of experience recruiting in both engineering and supply chain. As Senior Staffing Manager Kendra recruits and services companies throughout the seacoast and central NH. 

603.749.2004 | KPalmer@leddygroup.com

Equipment Development Engineering Manager, Automation

A specialized manufacturing company is looking for an Equipment Development Engineering Manager to join their growing team in Dover, NH. This desirable employer treats their staff well and is known for their positive culture and effective communication. An excellent benefits package is offered in this direct-hire opportunity, including 100% company-paid health and dental insurance premiums for you and your family, paid life insurance, STD, LTD, vision, paid time off, vacation benefits starting immediately, flextime, 401K matching, tuition reimbursement, and more!

Responsibilities of the Equipment Development Engineering Manager, Automation

  • Lead, develop, and evaluate the Research & Development Team, Team responsible for ensuring in-house machines meet ability to manufacture products
  • Conceive, design, and develop new products/processes through engineering analysis, prototyping, risk assessment, and qualification testing from earliest concept through release to Manufacturing
  • Design tools, gauges, equipment, prototypes, and new manufacturing processes required for new product or customer product programs
  • Work with customers to develop products that satisfy their requirements, while leveraging company’s technical strengths and capabilities
  • Design and lead experiments to confirm/uncover or resolve design questions
  • Evaluate, document, and implement design or process equipment or tooling changes to improve performance, manufacturability, safety, and/or cost of existing products/processes
  • Assemble, test, and troubleshoot automated manufacturing equipment
  • Participate in design reviews to determine viability of new sales leads
  • Successfully lead and work with a variety of people from several functional groups, cultures, and backgrounds

Qualifications of the Equipment Development Engineering Manager, Automation

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an Engineering or Engineering Technology field; Mechanical Engineering is preferred, but other disciplines will also be considered
  • At least 6–10 years of demonstrated product/process development experience in an applicable engineering area
  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrated experience leading individuals or teams, including responsibility for employees’ personal and technical development, as well as disciplinary
  • Strong statistical analysis, experimental design (DOE) experience is highly desirable
  • Risk analysis using FMEA and well-considered design reviews
  • Documentation systems, change orders, writing specs, quality systems, ISO requirements
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and capable of learning new skills
  • Solidworks primarily and/or Inventor
  • Knowledge of drawing standards (geometric tolerancing, etc.)
  • Experience in machine controls systems, PLC programming, machine automation methodology, and machine vision systems is desirable
  • Experience with plastic part fabrication (common forming/sealing methods and equipment; thermoforming is particularly valuable), fluoropolymers, or other exotic polymers is also desirable
  • Experience in machine design, simple electrical design, and understanding of common manufacturing practices
  • Familiarity with commonly used engineering systems, methods of analysis, and business tools

This Equipment Development Engineering Manager position is a full-time, direct-hire opportunity. Annual salary depends on experience, ranging up to $125,000. Apply today!

To apply, email an MS Word copy of your resume to kpalmer@leddygroup.com, see our website at www.leddygroup.com or call 603.766.2004.

Equipment Development Engineering Manager - AutomationAbout Leddy Group

We are Leddy Group . . . a privately owned, regional staffing company serving NH, ME, VT & northern MA since 1994. We are one great brand with multiple specialties:  accounting & finance, administrative & office support, engineering, human resources, industrial, skilled manufacturing, legal, and nonprofit.

At Leddy Group, we combine a consistency of values and traits with a singular standard for quality and best practices. We hold each other accountable to those standards, measure success by the quality of our outcomes, and establish goals based on continuous improvement metrics. We utilize a methodology and process to assess skills and experience; however, identifying the right “fit” is equally important for both candidates and clients alike. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Our success is tied directly to your satisfaction.

Kendra Palmer
Sr. Staffing Manager

Kendra joined Leddy Group with the acquisition of Staff Hunters of Portsmouth in 2016.  She brings 18 years of experience recruiting in both engineering and supply chain. As Senior Staffing Manager Kendra recruits and services companies throughout the seacoast and central NH. 

603.749.2004 | KPalmer@leddygroup.com

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