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Engineering Manager
Title:Engineering Manager
Location:Phoenix, AZ

Position Summary

The Phoenix Division of Northstar Aerospace has an exciting career opportunity in its Engineering organization. We are seeking a dynamic individual to play an integral role in developing, driving and supporting our business goals.  The right candidate should have a proven track record of providing leadership and expertise in the application of engineering activities.  If you are a talented, self-motivated individual that enjoys a fast-paced environment, and can focus individual and team energies to deliver results, you may be an excellent candidate to join our team. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Plan, organize, and direct the activities of the engineering staff ensuring they provide the necessary technical support to manufacturing and quality to achieve division objectives.
  • Ensure that all manufacturing special processes and tooling conform to customer, organizational, and governmental standards.
  • Direct the development of new manufacturing processes and the revision of existing processes to facilitate the improved manufacturing of parts.
  • Develop, coach and mentor team of engineers to ensure the highest level of performance and standards of excellence.
  • Manages software control
  • Provide evaluation and disposition of discrepant material

Essential Skills and Experience

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • BS in Engineering
  • MS in Engineering or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering management experience; prefer that experience in the aerospace industry
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience 
  • Familiarity with specifications, blueprints and requirements for aerospace component manufacturing that includes having knowledge of aerospace welding, coatings, heat treatment, machining and sheet metal fabrications
  • Documented formal process improvement experience; Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
  • Knowledge of CNC turning and milling
  • Experience managing maintenance in a TPM/Preventative Maintenance environment
  • Works well with people; good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must pass pre-employment and random drug tests as well as a background check.
  • Manages by way of participative leadership. Recognizes his/her emotions and that of his/her team and develops actions to motivate, inspire and direct in a more effective manner.

Reporting to This Position

15 direct reports

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to bend, stoop, lift up to 40 pounds; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in a heavy machinery environment. 

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