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Engineering Manager

Company: Choctaw Defense Manufacturing
Location: Mcalester
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: Choctaw Defense Manufacturing
FLSA Class: (Exempt)
Reports to: President of Manufacturing
Union: Non-Union
Revised: July 13, 2021

Job Summary: The engineering Manager, or Engineer Manager, is responsible for overseeing the team of Engineers in the completion of engineering projects. Your duties include hiring, training, and managing qualified engineering staff, setting project budgets and timelines for completion, and helping their staff run tests or troubleshoot issues with prototypes. Uses industry knowledge to oversee a variety of Manufacturing activities, coordinating, and directing building activities on construction sites or activities related to maintenance, testing, quality assurance, operations, and production.

Engineer Manager Responsibilities / Role:

  • Develop detailed plans for new designs and products.
  • Make determinations for equipment, staff, and training needs.
  • Propose project and program budgets, work with the team to develop
  • Hire and coach, mentor, and supervise staff
  • Researches, studies, and proposes the use of new technologies to be used in the development of new and improved products.
  • Maintain effective communication with suppliers, internal and external customers, and outside resources concerning technical issues.
  • Evaluate designs for performance, cost, safety, and reliability.
  • Directs preparation of layouts, drawings, specifications, and bills of material.
  • Perform engineering analysis to support the selection of parts, components, and materials that meet requirements.
  • Lead supervise and mentor individuals and teams in projects. Utilize Lean/Six Sigma principles and methodologies in making process improvements.
  • Provide technical assistance for prototype, pilot, and production support.
  • Analyze and resolve issues reported to Engineering via verbal or written communication.
  • Provide direction to designers and drafters regarding engineering analysis.
  • Establishes priorities for work delegated to others.
  • Prepare technical proposals, quotations, reports, and presentations.
  • Check team's work for technical accuracy
  • Ensure validity of methods by staff
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned
    Skills and Experience:
    • Developing detailed plans for new designs and products
    • Analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems.
    • Possess strong mechanical knowledge of mobile equipment and related systems
    • Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills. Analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems.
    • Analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems.
    • Analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Experience working on or leading cross-functional team(s)
    • Experience in project design management
    • Able to work in a high paced environment
    • SolidWorks CAD / PDM experience
    • Microsoft Office Suite; MS Project or equivalent software; Pivot Table experience
      Education and/or Experience, Preferred:
      • B.S. in Mechanical, Agricultural, or Aerospace Engineering
      • 10+ years of experience.
      • Experience in heavy equipment: Military, Construction, or Agricultural Equipment
      • Certified in Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Project Management methodologies
      • Experience with a Solid Works CAD/PDM
      • Understanding of GD&T
      • Excellent organizational and communication skills
      • Manufacturing knowledge in the assembly, fabrication, machining, or welding
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
        Education and/or Experience, Minimum:
        • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field
        • 10+ years of related experience
        • Experience in heavy equipment: Military, Construction, or Agricultural Equipment
          Physical Demands

          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. Walk; stand, use hands to manipulate for periods of 10 - 12 hours daily; finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

          Work Environment

          The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The usual environment is an office setting with minimum noise. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. CHOCTAW DEFENSE MANUFACTURING LLC For over twenty-nine (29) years, Choctaw Defense has provided a vast array of complex manufactured items to all branches of the United States Military, as well as numerous major Government contractors. Choctaw Defense is the Nation's leading Native American aerospace and defense manufacturer. Our superior track record includes a 20-year history of proven manufacturing success with military and prime contractor customers. Our facilities are all ISO 9001:2008 certified and encompass over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and house state-of-the-art machinery and equipment that aid in our achieving quick turnaround time and quality end products that can range from low quantity short-run to high-volume long-term contracts. We excel as a precision metal fabrication, tool kits, and wood fabrication manufacturer that is centrally located within scenic southeastern Oklahoma with locations in McAlester and Hugo. Choctaw Defense is 100% owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third-largest Native American tribe in the United States. Choctaw Defense is certified by the Small Business Administration as a tribally-owned 8(a) manufacturer. EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability, or protected veteran status.


Keywords: Choctaw Defense Manufacturing, Broken Arrow , Engineering Manager, Engineering , Mcalester, Oklahoma

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