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Director of Engineering - Ithaca, NY - Job code HQ 19C01


Our well-respected biotechnology client has an exciting opportunity to join their team as the Director of Engineer. In this position you will lead the planning, management and coordination of all projects relating to new product development and existing product maintenance. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience managing all stages of design, development and launch of products. You will manage a team of direct reports and will have responsibilities over the entire engineering department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct and manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities for engineering projects including legacy products and new product engineering
  • Assess project feasibility by analyzing and evaluating available technology, resource needs, and market demand while keeping in mind regulatory and quality parameters, and Company goals
  • Ensure all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization’s established policies and objectives
  • Manage project schedules and assure that product development stays on schedule
  • Oversee annual employee performance reviews for the Engineering staff including recommendations for salary adjustments
  • Take the lead role in employee management, including talent management and assessment of experience and knowledge requirements within the department
  • Monitor Departmental Expenses to Budget and propose new annual departmental budgets annually during May and June
  • Direct, review, and approve project design changes.
  • Monitor all time and material expensed by the Engineering Dept to control project cost and project completion.
  • Establish technical and project goals within outlines provided by top management and within the Company standards
  • Supervise staff to assure that Design engineering documents, product development meeting minutes and product development test reports are consolidated into Design History File (DHF) including overseeing the ECN process and change validation documentation process are updated as needed
  • Review individual monthly engineering status reports and assure they are compiled into overall Engineering Department Projects Report
  • Interact with and work in coordination with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing and other departments as needed or required

Education and Experience

  • BS in Engineering is required
  • Experience in the medical device industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

**Please send your resume via email to JSG@JASRECRUITMENT.COM, reference job code HQ19C01 in the subject line.


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