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Engineering Manager, Global Product Platforms

 

Job Description

Baltimore Aircoil Company is the global leader in sustainable solutions for evaporative cooling, thermal storage, and heat transfer equipment. The corporate headquarters is located in Howard County, Maryland, near Baltimore.

Our equipment is found in residential and commercial buildings to keep people comfortable, supermarket and cold storage warehouses to protect food and perishables, and industrial processes and power installations to improve efficiency and productivity. We are passionate about enhancing the quality of life through our technologies that reduce energy, water, and chemical usage. As a global leader, we are committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Engineering Manager, Global Product Platforms will lead a group of engineers and designers in the system/design development for a specific product line.  This includes responsibility for features, schedule management, and product cost.  The position requires technical knowledge of our product application, concept development, detailed design, system performance, component interaction to develop a final product, reliability of the system, design for manufacturing, and general engineering fundamentals.  Work will be independent and the position looked at as a leader of all items related to product category assigned.  Interaction will be from a technical perspective to the leadership counterparts of product management, manufacturing, supply chain, and other engineering functions as related to the responsible product category. 

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible to manage engineering team for the on-time completion of new product development projects, sustaining activities, and all items related to product category.
  • Manages group of engineers and designers to execute on product design requirements and optimum solutions, and to maintain current offering for customer and manufacturing.
  • Manages engineering resources to identify and implement product improvements and cost-out opportunities across the product category assigned.
  • Owns product category test criteria, laboratory testing, and test data to identify and optimize product performance characteristics.
  • Manages group designers for drawing and BOM layout concepts and system configurations.
  • Uses standard and advanced technical and mathematical principles, theories, concepts, techniques, processes, and best practices in field.
  • Continuously increases expertise on all aspects of our product design, theory, construction, operation, and applications.
  • Accountable for meeting all global product category regulatory codes such as CTI, Eurovent, GB, UL, ASME, CE, PED and any others as required.
  • Strives for continuous improvement and teamwork in a global product development and process environment.
  • Adheres to the Company’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics standards.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE

The Engineering Manager, Global Product Platforms reports directly to the Global Director, Platform & Product Engineering for the product category he or she is assigned; direct reports include engineers and designers.

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Effective communication, written and verbal, with a globally diverse audience
  • Demonstrated proficiency to work independently and manage design teams to understand and translate design and process engineering requirements into product line design components, subsystems and products.
  • Demonstrated proficiency to work with cross-functional product management and manufacturing teams to manage and lead teams in developing project scopes and timelines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of product/component function, reliability and quality requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple teams running concurrent products/projects in parallel.
  • Skilled in collaboration with Quality/Reliability/Manufacturing/Sourcing to implement key metrics into the design of the product and ensure all reliability design goals are achieved
  • Understanding of HVAC/Refrigeration, circulating air blower systems, heating & cooling systems (including refrigeration psychrometrics), and/or electrical system requirements in order to assess internal data and supplier data
  • Proficient in mechanical design and be able to conceptualize and implement design ideas into the product.
  • Fully developed professional able to work without direct guidance or direction from others and manage complex situations requiring resource and trade off analysis.
  • Strong time management and product development skills
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Years of Experience: Minimum 10-12 years of experience with BS Engineering or 7-10 years of experience with MS Engineering degree; Engineering experience required.  Minimum of 5 years of product development experience preferred. 
  • Systems Experience: Intermediate Excel, Powerpoint, Word skills; Basic Project Management skills preferred.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Experience with Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Airflow
    • Design of Experiments; experience w/ HALT (or equivalent) preferred
    • Familiarity w/ engineering selections for components and equipment, such as fans, pumps, piping, etc.
    • Ability to quickly research and find technical information on the web, in textbooks and in journals
    • Understanding of Sound and/or Vibration measurement and analysis preferred
    • Ability to interpret results of FEA/CFD, and understand potential flaws in setup
    • Ability to manage a group budget

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk up to 50% of the time.   This position requires occasional lifting up to 30 pounds and travel both domestic and internationally up to 35% of the time.

BAC is a division of Amsted Industries, a 100% employee-owned company. We offer a very competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. We also offer two retirement savings programs: (1) an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) which is fully company paid and (2) a 401(k) plan. Other benefits include 11 paid holidays per year, vacation time ranging from two to five weeks per year, tuition reimbursement, a wellness program featuring a fitness room at our corporate headquarters and much, much more. Baltimore Aircoil Company is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.