NPD Engineering Manager - Medical in Cut Off, LA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

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    Cut Off, LA
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Job Description


This role will be responsible for the managing the Applications Engineers in the US and Europe that support Carlisle Medical Technologies (CMT). This includes understanding customer and/or industry standard cable assembly design and manufacturing practices in order to provide design services and design for manufacturability support to targeted CMT customers in the US and EU. Additional responsibilities to include interfacing with development teams in manufacturing plants to realize product designs and manufacturing processes, and help implement the medical business strategy.


* Acts as external liaison working at customer site coordinating customer sales/technical activities with CMT sales personnel, and internal product development teams.
* Interprets customer drawings, specifications, and workmanship standards in order to develop cable assembly designs for targeted CMT customers.
* Communicates design concerns, drawing errors, interpretation issues, and manufacturability enhancements to customer technical contacts as necessary. Must be able to fully understand CMT's production capabilities and data requirements and must be able to communicate professionally with customer personnel.
* Coordinates with CMT development personnel to perform complete technical assessment for each project quoted, determining tooling requirements, testing and determines if further clarification and/or documents are required from the customer.
* Provides support as needed to CMT production engineers and process engineers once quotation becomes an order.
* Provides Customer technical contacts with onsite technical support involving industry standards, medical specifications, design assistance, CMT production capabilities, and material requirements.
* Manages US and EU based applications engineers.


* Establishes near term and long-term Applications Engineering objectives and plans that tie to the medical organization's objectives
* Establishes measureable goals with linkage to business objectives that are then cascaded down to the respective engineers, providing consistent feedback and course correction where necessary
* Provides technical product and process support as required. Manages resource allocation and assignments as required, monitors NPD forecast and ensures sufficient capacity is available
* Works with Sales and Marketing to discern competitiveness of new products and technologies
* Develops tools and systems that support NPD process and accountability
* Resolves process related technical challenges as they are escalated and demand resolutions
* Support the development and execution of our technology roadmap, including presenting roadmap to customers


Responsible for leadership and management of the Medical Applications Engineering team in US and Europe. This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this team. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.A critical element of success will be the employment of required tools to effectively manage a diverse and multi-location team from a remote location.


The ideal candidates should have

* Technical four-year degree in an applicable Engineering discipline
* 5 to 10 years in roles requiring engineering management/leadership of technical personnel
* Results oriented and driven personality
* Able to work in a multi-facility global environment
* Strategic thinker with ability to develop and communicate both long-term and short-term plans
* Works well with others and is a motivational leader
* Coaches, mentors, and directs subordinates
* Experience working as, and with Six Sigma certified employees
* Strong communication skills both verbal, written and presentational
* Strong trouble shooting skills
* Strong analytical and math skills

EXPERIENCE (Preferred)

* Medical New Product Introduction Process (IQ, OQ and PQ)
* Process Capability
* Lean/Six Sigma
* Waste Reduction
* Harsh Environments
* High Speed Data
* High Temperature Plastics

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 use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Must be able to work in an office/factory environment to include walking the factory floor, walking up/down stairs and other related activities; additionally, working in an administrative environment, to include computer and presentation skills. Must be highly proficient and engaged in the remote management of supporting resources.


Up to 50% travel will be required.

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