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Sr. Engineering Technical Leader / Plant Process

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21001344 Requisition #

ROLE SUMMARY OF THE SR. ENGINEERING TECHNICAL LEADER:

Responsible for coordination of complex and multi-disciplined engineering projects from concept thru implementation to delivering results.  Coordinates all work within the scope of assigned projects to ensure objectives in terms of quality, cost, and time are met.  Follows the structure of Pella’s Safety, Quality, Project Management & Continuous Improvement Systems from concept through project execution and results. Approves product/process design and prepares engineering documents; such as cost estimates, appropriation requests, projects schedules, design specifications, instruction specifications, purchase requisitions, operating manuals, and technical reports.  Assures that contracts are awarded to the outside vendors that offer the best value and appropriate quality.  Responsible for effective communication of engineering information among team members and stakeholders.  May supervise assigned technical team members and coordinates their work within the scope of assigned responsibilities.  A constant learner  and problem solver who serves as an expert resource across the organization, providing technical information, and engineering recommendations that influence projects and business imperatives.

 

APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE:

 

Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities.  Plans, schedules, and coordinates detailed phases of a project or task. 

 

Technology process owner; responsible for developing and applying knowledge across multiple disciplines and across the organization.

Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed approaches, techniques or equipment when necessary data are insufficient.  Performs as requested as advisor and consultant relative to a scientific or engineering specialty or a product function.  Carries out assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.  Possesses in-depth problem solving skills utilized to determine and address root cause.  Work results in the development of refined equipment, materials, processes, products, technologies, and/or scientific methods.

JUDGMENT:

Plans and coordinates work requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation of advanced techniques and processes.  Knowledge and judgment have a direct effect on advancement of assigned technology and business results.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE SR. ENGINEERING TECHNICAL LEADER:

  • Leveraged as an expert in the organization to coach and provide direction in areas of expertise within the corporation.

  • Identifies and develops technologies that are successfully integrated to build the business.

  • Transfer, modify, procure, install, and start up manufacturing processes at suppliers and
    Pella.

  • The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, product & process development, material and equipment vendors. 

  • Strong collaboration skills are necessary when prioritizing, planning and implementing projects. 

  • The ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns is key to driving execution.  The position is expected to understand and apply safe practices in line with
    Pella’s safety policies.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

Primarily an individual contributor role that influences others.  Capable of leading a team in complex technical projects from development through implementation.  Serves as a mentor and coach to others in area of expertise.  May supervise 1-3 exempt, non-exempt, and hourly employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SR. ENGINEERING TECHNICAL LEADER / PLANT PROCESS FOCUS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science
  • At least seven years related engineering experience within 2 to 3 disciplines including process, product, CI, Project, quality and plant
  • Ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns is key to fostering collaboration
  • Strong influential leadership skills are necessary when planning and implementing projects across multiple Plants, improving processes, and strategic initiatives  
  • Ability to work irregular shifts and some Saturdays as needed
  • Ability to travel at a moderate level of up to 25%, based on project needs 
  • Microsoft Office applications including Project, Excel and AutoCad 
  • Experience leading a variety of Continuous Improvement (CI) and 6-sigma type efforts – certifications are preferred
  • Ability to apply technical and functional expertise, manage and improve processes, foster collaboration, establish plans, high impact delivery, lead courageously, drive execution, and coach and develop people

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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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