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Director Of Engineering

Company: Nelson Staffing
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Engineering A highly successful and innovative agricultural equipment company, in business for more than 10 years designing and manufacturing electric agriculture vehicles and related products, is expanding its team. We are the clean, quiet, zero-emission alternative to diesel tractors, provide all the power of a comparable diesel tractor, and can be charged by renewable energy, like wind and solar.
Purpose:

  • Lead internal/external product engineering teams to develop and integrate vehicle subsystems for electric tractors and associated implements
  • Implement sound engineering practices and product development processes.
  • Acquire and develop engineering talent.
    The position will be based in Santa Rosa.
    Essential Functions
    • Direct execution of product programs through developmental phases from requirements definition, design and validation to production launch for electric tractors and implements
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance for design, validation, production readiness and continuous improvement; will also be directly involved in design and development.
    • Support the organization in implementing robust product development processes.
    • Support portfolio planning and technology adoption.
    • Collaborate with supply management in supporting or leading sourcing and supplier development activities
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and ensure that designs meet requirements for reliability, manufacturability, serviceability, safety and compliance to applicable standards.
    • Support marketing, manufacturing and customer support teams.
    • Develop internal and external engineering relationships for collaboration and be a mentor for engineering teams.
    • Recruit and develop engineering talent.
      Essential Skills
      • Has solid knowledge and experience in designing off-road vehicles, integrating vehicle systems and understanding interactions between sub systems.
      • Experience in (or ability to learn) integrating electric drives into off-road vehicles
      • Able to gather customer needs/product applications and translate them into product specifications and designs.
      • Has good knowledge of off-road/Ag vehicle standards and specifications to provide designs adequate to meet customer requirements.
      • Has experience in the product development process -concept development, design, analysis, testing and release for production.
      • Understands cost, quality and schedule implications in the product development process
      • Able to operate and understand CAD software.
      • Able to collaborate with internal cross functional teams and external partners
      • Able to build effective teams and nurture an innovative spirit

        Ideal Qualifications
        • Bachelors degree in mechanical, electrical or other vehicle related engineering fields.
        • 5 years of experience in leading off-road vehicle development (or major vehicle systems) or expertise in tractors or other Ag machinery, is a plus.
        • Proven experience in the product development cycle
        • 5 years of experience in managing design teams that have successfully launched new productsby Jobble

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