Collins McNicholas

The primary purpose of this job is to plan and direct efforts of departmental personnel in accomplishing stated design and development objectives for new products and processes. 

  • Adheres to our clients Values and all safety and quality requirements.
  • Manages a team of Engineers and Technicians as they design, develop, and introduce new products and systems to production, both technically and economically.
  • Manages the development and implementation of processes and equipment for existing or new products.
  • Ensures compliance with our client product development process (PDP).
  • Maintains process development expenses within project budgets.
  • Investigates the use of new or substitute parts, different materials, improved processed, or automation to enhance efficiency.
  • Provides appropriate training and development to subordinates to ensure adherence to safety, quality, and technical standards.
  • Monitor technologies being used within relevant industries, by both direct and indirect competitors, to help our client maintain its competitive advantage.
  • Responsible for championing continuous improvement initiatives in engineering technology, skills, and tools.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring and development of engineering positions.
  • Performs other functions as required.
  • Supports capital acquisition requests and leads installation/validation of new equipment.

Leads engineering resources in the creation of new procedures and updates/improvements to existing procedures.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline.  MS/ preferred.
  • 10-12 years manufacturing and/or engineering experience with 5 years in a technical managerial capacity.
  • Previous experience in managing new product introduction to manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication and demonstration skills, both verbal and written.  Knowledge of Six-Sigma and lean techniques.

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