Director of Fluid Handling in Toledo, OH at Carlisle Fluid Technologies

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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    Toledo, OH
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Job Description


The Global Fluid Handling Engineering Manager will provide overall leadership, guidance, and direction to the global fluid handling team engaged in the design and development of finishing equipment for the transportation, general industrial, and automotive refinishing markets. The leader will drive the integration and collaboration of the team to effectively leverage global resources to deliver innovative customer focused solutions while assuring all key performance goals are met. The fluid handling team develops innovative solutions for storing, pumping, mixing, and metering material for a broad range of applications including paint, two component materials, foam, powder, and sealants & adhesives. The team consists of engineers located in North America, Europe, and Asia, and the position will be located in Toledo, OH, reporting to the Global R&D Director.

Essential Functions

• Drive transformation of current regionalized fluid handling organization to one focused on customer needs, business expansion, and profitable growth globally
• Translate overall R&D strategy and goals to the department level to deliver effective day-to-day guidance and execution
• Collaborate with key leaders to define a global fluid handling product strategy and outline key initiatives to develop technologies, products, and manufacturing methods to support the strategy
• In conjunction with Product Management and Marketing, drive the identification of customer focused product solutions by translating market trends, customer feedback, and competitive information into new product development projects delivering a clear value proposition and competitive advantage
• Utilize disciplined Lean/Six Sigma and project management disciplines to improve efficiency, consistency, and synergy throughout the global fluid handling engineering team in collaboration with the global R&D team and other functions
• Ensure compliance and quality through documentation management, engineering drawings, and change control, and support development or improvement of engineering processes and tools
• Manage resource allocation aligned with project priorities and timelines
• Foster a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration to deliver improved engineering excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency
• Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineering personnel to enable practical, efficient, and cost-effective designs
• Recruit, mentor, develop, and engage talent, ensuring team capabilities and skill sets are aligned with the current and future portfolio needs while effectively leveraging global engineering skills and resources

Minimum Qualification

• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
• Ten or more years of engineering experience in a manufacturing setting
• In-depth experience and understanding of product design and development utilizing a stage gate process
• Expert technical capabilities, including experience with engineering development tools and problem-solving processes.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical information and deal with abstract and concrete variables
• Demonstrated ability to manage global resource planning and teams in a global, matrixed organization with at least 10 years of progressive management experience
• Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities to create and lead an environment where global, cross-functional collaboration is encouraged
• Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, and communication skills

Preferred Qualification

• Master's degree in Mechanical engineering or related field
• Demonstrated competency applying lean/Six Sigma tools
• Demonstrated experience with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

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