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Sr. Engineering Tech Leader - Plant Process

24001065 Requisition #

Who Is Pella Corporation?

In the small Dutch Community of Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in a new invention – a window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. The couple went on to found a company based on the principles of traditional American values, integrity and the desire to enrich the homes and lives of our customers.

Today, Pella Corporation is still privately owned and continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation.  In fact, they've been awarded more than 150 product and design patents.  And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 90+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.


Role Summary

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. Manage the day-to-day responsibilities for quality processes and full maintenance and MRO at the facility.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Scope: Works collaboratively in a team environment with minimal supervision. Significantly influences senior leadership in strategic decision making and policy.

Supervising Others: 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). 

Application of Knowledge: 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.

Judgement: 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.



  • 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
  • CI Certified Team Leader preferred
  • Flexibility on hours required - normal + irregular shifts and some Saturday’s required (on-call)
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office applications including Project, AutoCad, Mini-Tab (optional)
  • Project management & prioritization, overall Product knowledge, troubleshooting & problem solving, business case development, experience leading a variety of CI Events, ability to leverage technology(s).
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership competencies:  Apply technical and functional expertise, Manage and improve processes, foster collaboration, Establish plans, Coach and develop people, Lead courageously, Strategic Thinking

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