Morbark Director of Engineering in Winn, Michigan
* Responsible for engineering and communicating all progress and concerns relative to designing and selling a well engineered and reliable product. * Will be responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for planning, organizing, and directing the overall success of the Engineering Product Team and the organizational structure and management of the design-to-production-launch functions of the Hardware, Software and Mechanical Engineering staff.* Directs and participates in the engineering impacted cost reduction efforts and participates in the creation and implementation of the technical strategy.* Performs administrative duties such as performance and merit reviews, hiring, etc. and provides for training, personnel enhancements and staff development to insure a highly efficient and technically competent work force.*Seeks new products via regular meetings with end users, distributors, consultants and research organizations.* Directs the establishment of regular engineering meetings with major customers to elicit current product update needs and to insure proper future design planning and fosters confidential working relationships with outside technical resources to enhance internal technical programs.* Institutes the use of engineering tools such as DFMs, FMEAs and DOEs in the product development stages and in problem solving to insure that only the highest quality products are manufactured when taken into production and directs the establishment of investigative programs for regular analysis of competitive products to maintain current product knowledge.* Responsible for fostering continuous improvement in performance, quality and cost and provides leadership to relevant cross-functional teams as Senior Advisor while releasing final designs for manufacturing or purchasing, components and quantify timely productrocess concern based on verification data.* Supports Sales and Production Management in areas of manufacturing feasibility, tooling requirements, and standard costing and ensures an innovative and creative environment for product engineers to initiate/ implement ideas, VA/VEs, and possible patents.* Facilitate Project ndash; cost management, quality planning, human resource planning, and risk identification and qualification and supports the safety and environmental programs to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.