Product Development Engineering Manager

Seakeeper Engineering · Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Department Seakeeper Engineering
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

WHAT YOU’LL DO

When the world says it can’t be done, our engineers say watch this. Our Product Development Engineering Manager, is an innovator, pushing boundaries of what can be done to design creative solutions to meet new product requirements and improve existing products. We are seeking a best-in-class people leader with a proven track record of promoting, mentoring, and developing others.  You’ll be a versatile leader to our team of talented product engineers across multiple disciplines. With your team, you’ll be responsible for the full life cycle of developing Seakeeper technology, from product definition through production and release. You’ll contribute to developing unorthodox products by:


  • Managing a group of engineers and professionals comprising our Gyro Product Development Team, defining priorities, equilibrating workloads, and ensuring alignment of the team to the business and operation
  • Developing system-level expertise on our product line and implementing it to identify project risks, fielding advice to other departments, and providing guidance to project teams
  • Overseeing the training of engineering staff, fostering an open learning environment, and ensuring the team develops expertise for all aspects of product development
  • Implementing and driving annual budgets and resource plans according to a multi-year product improvement and development roadmap
  • Ensuring product launches and product improvement releases meet deadlines by identifying and mitigating risks early
  • Taking ownership of our engineering change management process and leading both its implementation and improvement


WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed.


MUST-HAVES

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience within the mobile equipment, aviation, automotive, industrial, or similar related industry
  • 4-10 years of experience in:
    • Managing, coaching, and developing a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers
    • R&D or product development experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Openness to collaboration in all scenarios – you bring good ideas to the table, but can also recognize them from others
  • Excellent communication abilities with the ability to focus information to both a technical and non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence leadership to make the best decisions using data-driven information facts
  • Relentless motivation to improve both yourself and the company around you
  • Passion to improve existing products and bring new products into production
  • Flexibility and openness to changing plans and strategies
  • Superior time management, multitasking, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Self-sufficient at facilitating the solution to engineering problems
  • Proven understanding of machine design, drafting, and engineering documentation


NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Experience in the marine industry
  • Electro-mechanical system design experience
  • Product validation experience
  • Knowledge of design constraints of various manufacturing processes such as injection molding, aluminum permanent and sand casting, steel forging, and sheet metal fabrication
  • Prior experience managing prototype material supply plans


MORE DETAILS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW

  • You’ll be based in our Mohnton, PA facility at least 3 days per week (with the ability to work remotely for the remainder, if you choose)
  • You’ll report to the Director of Engineering, also based in Mohnton, PA


YOUR TEAM

Our Product Development Engineering Manager is nestled within our Gyro Product Development Department. It is a small, but mighty team that covers a lot of ground supporting all existing and future gyro products. It is a flat team, managing projects through an Agile workflow that allows maximum exposure to a variety of projects and systems within the group. The team is comprised of engineers with varying backgrounds and specialties including hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, systems, controls and more with a heavy emphasis on collaboration. You’ll be able to be involved in a myriad of projects and participate in program management instead of only owning a small defined piece of the process


WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up!

We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.


WHO WE ARE

71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Our gyro stabilizers eliminate boat roll and create a land-like experience on the water. We defy gravity and completely change the way people spend time on the water.


We started the company 12 years ago, and now 50% of the boats built annually in our core market are Seakeeper equipped. With our recent introduction of smaller units that are ideal for boats as small as 23 feet, there is a long road of growth ahead!


Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry? Come on and apply, we are ready for you!

 

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  • Location
    Mohnton, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Seakeeper Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor