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Sr. Engineering Team Leader - Plant Process

22004306 Requisition #
Pella Corporation
Sr. Engineering Team Leader - Plant Process
Portland, OR
Be part of a winning team that emphasizes professional growth and development.  A window of opportunity is open for individuals seeking meaningful careers with a strong, people-focused company headquartered in the nation's heartland:  Pella, Iowa!
Pella Corporation is looking for a talented Sr. Engineering Team Leader for our operations in Portland, IA
At Pella, we're all about building great windows and doors, strong customer relationships, and the rewarding career you've always wanted.
Pella Corporation is proud to be a privately held, professionally managed company.
Our team members are able to grow from cross-functional experiences, an abundance of development opportunities apply themselves in individual contributor roles or lead areas of the organization. We know you will find the right opportunity with Pella!
Responsible for leading and developing a team of engineering professionals in complex and multi-disciplined engineering projects from concept through execution.  Coordinates and assigns engineering work across functions within the scope of assigned projects to ensure objectives in terms of quality, cost, and time are met.  Follows the structure of the Pella Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Safety and Quality Systems from concept through project execution.  Develops engineering budgets for assigned department, prepares engineering documents including cost estimates, appropriation requests, projects schedules, design specifications, instruction specifications, purchase requisitions, and operating manuals.  Assures that contracts are awarded to the outside vendors that offer the best value and appropriate quality.
Works collaboratively in a team environment with minimal supervision.  Significantly influences senior leadership in strategic decision making and policy.
Focuses on coaching, developing, and leveraging the talents of others.  Supervises exempt and non-exempt employees up to and including Senior Engineer (generally over 25% of time).
Develops and evaluates plans for multiple projects and activities to be carried out by the team.  Plans, schedules and coordinates detailed phases of a project or process change.  Assesses the feasibility of proposed plans with limited data to drive projects forward when required.  Carries out and supervises assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.  Work results in the development of improved equipment, materials, processes, products.
Plans and coordinates work of self and others requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation of advanced techniques and processes.  Knowledge and judgment have a direct effect on team effectiveness.  Devises and directs new approaches to problems encountered.
Responsibilities: Manage and improve manufacturing processes to deliver safety, quality, customer service and productivity objectives.  Tracks and monitors key performance metrics and projects to ensure short and long-term expectations are met.  The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, product development, Lean, Quality, IT, material and machine vendors.  Strong influential leadership skills are necessary when planning and implementing projects, improving processes as well as strategic initiatives.  Takes responsibility for leading and/or active participation in an Engineering Technology / Process Team.  The ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns is key to fostering collaboration.  Responsible for the overall Engineering function, and the continued development of the Team within the assigned Plant.  Engineering will be responsible for the overall Maintenance Program.  Performs plant-wide capacity and floorspace analysis as needed. 
Supervisory responsibilities:  Engineers, Engineering Specialists, Technicians or Maintenance
Work hours: Normal + irregular shifts and some Saturday’s required (on-call)
Travel expectations:  Minimal to moderate
Computer skills: Microsoft Office applications including Project, AutoCad, Mini-Tab (optional)  
Technical / functional skills:  Pella Project management & prioritization, overall Product knowledge, troubleshooting & problem solving, business case development, experience leading a variety of CI Events, ability to leverage technology(s).
Safety: Periodically exposed to machinery where safe operating procedures must be followed, occasional lifting of materials up to 30 lbs. is required, work environment is noisy.
Certificates, licenses, and registrations:  CI certified Team Leader,
Leadership competencies:  Apply technical and functional expertise, Manage and improve processes, Foster collaboration, Establish plans, Coach and develop people, Lead courageously, Strategic Thinking
7+ years combined engineering experience within 2-3 disciplines (Process, Product, CI, Quality, Plant).  Multi-divisional and multi-site experience recommended.  Desire and skill set to pursue management path.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science or combination of education and experience.   Masters Degree preferred in Engineering, Math, relevant Science or Business Administration.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Post-offer background check and drug screen required.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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