Engineering Managers - Kichler Lighting

Engineering Manager-Commercial Platforms - Apply At: www.Kichler.com


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ JOB DUTIES:
  • Provide strategic direction towards the development and execution of the Commercial product roadmap
  • Evaluate and balance the needs of the Product Plan against product development requirements in determining make versus buy sourcing strategies
  • Determine the viability of sourced products or the level of adaptation necessary to meet Kichler product performance goals
  • Responsibilities include managing a team of Design engineer(s)
  • Drive resolution of conflicts between projects and functional organizations
  • Lead the planning and implementation of multiple projects over a fiscal year.
  • Work cross functionally with Operations, QA and Contract manufacturing teams
  • Manage the support of new designs from concept to launch including: conceptual to detailed design, component and material selection, simulation/FEA, safety approvals, and production implementation
  • Participate in defining product specifications, Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design Freeze, Design Validation, Product & Process Qualification
  • Create a team environment

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND/SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Engineering Degree from accredited institution (Mechanical or Electrical Engineer)
  • 15+ years professional engineering experience
  • Professional work experience in Consumer Packaged Goods or SSL/LED lighting  Fixture design ideal
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Background in mechanical, optical and thermal systems for new or proposed product Improvements or value engineering projects
  • Background in SolidWorks required.
  • Self-driven and able to work with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects concurrently and function in a collaborative work environment
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods preferred, e.g. die casting, injection molding, extrusion, product assembly, etc
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (<20%)
  • Night/early morning calls required to interface with team and suppliers in Asia
  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week

 

 

Project Manager-Lighting Systems - Apply At : www.kichler.com

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ JOB DUTIES:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Work cross functionally with Engineering, Product Management, Operations and various vendors to streamline  product development process.
  • Own project timelines.  Develop using Microsoft Project or similar software. Drive team to meet project goals and requirements within timeline.
  • Drive resolution of conflicts between projects or functional areas. Alert team members of potential conflicts to avoid resource conflicts.
  • Continuous improvement on project management and its processes. Train and develop others in project management skills.
  • Own communication of project status, timing and risks
  • Create a team environment.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND/SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution, Master Degree a  plus.
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in product development environment.
  • Minimum 3 yrs experience managing Projects.
  • Must have strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead.
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to identify risk, develop and drive abatement plans.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.