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Director of Engineering

Company: Legrand NA
Location: Union City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

At a GlanceLegrand has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Engineering to join the Finelite Team in Union City, CA. The Engineering Director inspires, motivates, and communicates the company's vision to employees, peers, customers, and suppliers. He or she champions a culture of quality, customer-focused innovation, and efficiency. The Director also provides leadership, motivation, accountability and direction to the design engineering team.What Will You Do?Essential Functions: - Manages Engineering resources to develop robust best practices for new product development and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives - Leads the team with deep passion through coaching/mentoring - Participates in business development activities for new product opportunities and technical discussions. - Attends customer visits and meetings to lead and support Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and cost containment efforts - Interacts and collaborates with peers and colleagues of other Legrand sites to benchmark and share best practices. - Manages open projects clearly and communicates progress and deliverables to management and production teams. - Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts. - Support QA and QC with customer complaints and product defect/failure investigations. - Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products. - Establishes and maintains proper tools, technology and software requirements for engineering and process development needs. - Proactively identifies and alerts the organization of quality issues/complaints in time to resolve potential adverse effects to the customer, company image/reputation and/or the business. - Incorporates DFM/DFA/DFX principles early in the product development process - Champions early cross-functional involvement and enforces new product development phase/gate checks and formal approvals - Supports customs engineering by participating in design reviews, approvals, and releasesRequired SkillsQualification and Education Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field - Must have a minimum of 10 years of related industry experience - Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience directly managing/mentoring a team - Proven ability to deliver high quality products in timely manner - Experience with high volume production of Plastics and Aluminum extrusions, Stamping Dies, CNC machining) - Proven capability to influence within an organization, align and negotiate with key stakeholders, and have a strong sense of team accountability - Experience in Lighting and related fields a plus - Experience in soliciting, hiring, working with and managing contracted engineers, developers, and engineering firms. - An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industryAbout LegrandEvery single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. For more information, visit legrand.com.About Legrand North and Central AmericaLegrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us. About Legrand's Lighting SectorThrough Pinnacle, Finelite, OCL, and Kenall Legrand designs and manufactures high performance, environmentally sustainable lighting solutions and products for commercial, educational and healthcare facilities. We work with leading architects and contractors to supply systems and products. We employ a talented group of lighting engineers and designers who work with the latest technologies, using cutting-edge tools to create fixtures which are unique and built to last. Our products offer the design professional a complete palette of integrated products that breathe life into architectural spaces for design that lasts. Legrand's specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and the integrated product line allows designers to create multi-level lighting scenarios using various luminaires from an extensive offering. http://www.legrand.ushttp://www.youtube.com/legrandnahttp://www.linkedin.com/company/44580http://twitter.com/legrandNAEqual Opportunity EmployerExternal Company Name: Legrand North America Street: 30500 Whipple Road

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