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Director, Engineering

Company: Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Location: Shelby
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The OpportunityWhat do we do, and how do you fit in?Curtiss-Wright is seeking an outstanding individual for the role of Director of Engineering. This role will be located at the U.S. facility in Shelby, North Carolina, approximately 45 miles west of Charlotte. It will also be working collaboratively with our Exlar facility in Chanhassen, MN.The Shelby facility operates with an emphasis on cost-efficient production of small and medium-sized production runs of both OEM and customer designed specialized equipment. Mature program management methodologies and the effective implementation of Advanced Quality System (AQS) practices have enabled the Shelby facility to achieve a 99% production delivery rating to its customers for many years while maintaining external quality ratings typically in excess of 99%.Location: Shelby, NCYour Challenge:Reporting to the Sr General Manager of CW Actuation Group, you will be accountable for delivering the performance objectives of the Actuation Group. You will be an integral member of the management team guiding strategy development and engineering execution. Along with providing leadership and guidance to the design engineering group to facilitate the delivery of a complete design package (analysis and drawings), maintenance of current design, and coordinating design efforts with the other groups within the organization.Position Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning
  • Participate in Strategic planning sessions, identifying market needs, trends, gaps and collateral impacts across the business
  • Completing an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for Engineering including key NPI and IRAD objectives, cost and capital plans and technology advancements
  • Develop technology roadmap in collaboration with BD
  • Execute IRAD projects outlined in the tech roadmap
  • Talent development and management
  • Hire, train and advance the skills, capabilities and knowledge base commensurate with the current and future core competencies required to support the business objectives
  • Adjust staffing levels as required
  • Developing and advancing staff succession and career development plans
  • Infrastructure development
  • Maintain effective systems and equipment, including design and analyses tools and engineering test & development lab capabilities, upgrading as needed
  • Project management
  • Developing and, upon approval, executing to meet or exceed technical, NRE and RC cost and NPI schedule requirements of NPI and IRAD programs and projects
  • Sustaining Engineering
  • Provide support to Operations for production and fielded product as needed to resolve/disposition non-conformances, manufacturability and/or product reliability concerns
  • Forecasting
  • Forecasting 1-3 year Engineering staffing, capital and investment needs to ensure sustaining engineering support as well as meeting business growth objectives
  • Developing and, upon approval, execute to achieve the AOP for Engineering
  • Updating monthly financial forecasts in the financial system (Adaptive)
  • Business Development
  • Supporting BD/Sales customer visits, technical and industry conferences, and presenting whitepapers/capabilities to appropriate audiences
  • Completing technical, cost and schedule proposals for new products in accordance with bid requirements, and supporting the bid negotiations as required
  • Customer management
  • Provide professional, responsive and effective support to customers throughout the business cycle, from bid proposal through to aftermarket concerns
  • Senior Management team
  • Communicating concerns and variances to BU GM as well as any other appropriate personnel
  • Engage in BU business reviews, evaluating cross functional concerns and supporting opportunities for improvement promoting a culture of performance and teamworkFunctional areas reporting to this position are:
    • Manager Engineering Sciences
    • Manager Mechanical Design
    • Manager Product Development
    • Manager Electric Drive TechnologiesCheck out the requirements below; if the bullets match your skillset, we'd love to hear from you:Your Expertise:
      • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering), Masters degree preferred
      • 10 years plus in aerospace/electromechanical design experience
      • Prior experience in aerospace mechanical systems, electrical systems or systems engineering
      • 5-10 years in managing engineering department of at least 40 people
      • Prior experience in managing complex NPI programs with budgets above $20M
      • Proven accomplishments in positions of leadership managing various levels of engineers and the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external management
      • Project management experience and familiarity in root cause and corrective action methodologies
      • Creative and innovative in order to propose new design concepts to meet customer requirements as well as new product potential within the overall aims of the corporation
      • Familiarity with CAD and other computer applications (such as Catia) is required in this position.
      • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
      • Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple development programs and priorities
      • Problem analysis and problem resolution
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • US Citizen, active security clearance is preferredAbout Us:Curtiss-Wright Actuation is approximately a $130 million Commercial and Military Aerospace business unit within Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The vision of the Actuation Group is to be a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of high power motion control systems and components and to grow revenue via a combination of organic growth and aggressive M&A activity.The U.S. facility is the OEM Manufacturing Center of Excellence for flight control and utility actuation product lines. This modern 180,000 square-foot facility is ISO 9001/AS9100 certified and fully equipped for manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing of simple and complex mechanical and electromechanical systems and equipment. Significant investments have been made to expand and develop a modern manufacturing environment in order to meet the diverse industrial opportunities present in the global marketplace.Find out more information and view our products here: invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.#IND, #LI-AC1Compliance StatementThis position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening. In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition ( and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.Join the WRIGHT Team!Over 90 years of growth, Curtiss-Wright is an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company and remains a technology leader through this legacy of innovation. Through three well-balanced segments Aerospace & Industrial, Defense Electronics and Naval & Power, we remain focused on advanced technologies for high performance platforms and critical applications. Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright.Our ValuesWhat makes a world-class organization? It all begins with core values that provide a strong foundation for success. Simple in theory, the values of Curtiss-Wright are reflected in every aspect of our operations. To our employees, these are more than words on a wall we all take these values to heart in our relationships with our customers and each other.LeadershipWe lead based on vision and strategic direction, empowering employees to reach goals through thoughtful and decisive action.Customer FocusWe are committed to achieving total quality by meeting our customers expectations and delivering products and services in a timely fashion.Teamwork & TrustWorking in a spirit of trust and collaboration, we actively encourage employees to contribute their ideas and innovations to keep our company moving forward.Respect for PeopleWe believe that people are our most valuable asset and will always do the right thing in our dealings and interactions with all employees.IntegrityWe will act with the highest integrity in all of our business relationships and strategic partnerships.What We Offer Our Employees:Opportunity: As part of the Curtiss-Wright team, you have the opportunity each day to transform the way customers do business, as well as transform your career. Our entrepreneurial environment provides you with excellent experiences that enable you to develop your skills through stretch assignments and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. You will have the opportunity to contribute from day one!Challenging Work: The work we do here is not only challenging, but it is meaningful to our customers, our employees and the communities in which they live and work. You are given the chance to work on some of the most advanced technology projects in the world. Now that something to be proud of!Collaborative Environment: The teamwork among our exceptionally talented people enables us to deliver some of the most advanced solutions to our customers.

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