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Director of Engineering

Company: Finelite
Location: Union City
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Company: Finelite is a leader in design and manufacturing of high performance, LED-based luminaires as well as lighting control systems. We are an organization built around superior customer service and innovation. Leading companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber and Yelp and educational institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, and hundreds of K-12 schools across the U.S. use Finelite luminaires and controls to light their offices and classrooms. We are a growing company and the leading business within the Lighting sector of Legrand. We design and build our products and systems in Union City, CA and have been recognized by INC and Fortune magazines as one of the top workplaces in the US.The Director of Engineering 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. Responsibilities 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 releases Qualifications 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 industryJob Type: Full-timePay: $150,000.00 - $155,000.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Tuition reimbursement Vision insuranceSchedule: 10 hour shift 8 hour shift Monday to FridaySupplemental pay types: Bonus payAbility to commute/relocate: Union City, CA 94587: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education: Bachelor's (Required)Experience: Manufacturing: 1 year (Required) ISO 9001: 1 year (Required)Work Location: One location

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