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Director of Engineering

Company: Oshkosh Defense LLC
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh companyOshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.JOB SUMMARY:Provide leadership including managerial and technical aspects, to accomplish the strategic objectives. Assure design, research and development efforts meet customer requirements, the process results in cost effective, high quality products and services that are innovative, technically superior, and safe to operate. Maintain effective communication with executive leadership regarding program and technical activities.This role will be based in Oshkosh, WI and relocation will be provided for all qualified candidatesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide coaching and development for their leaders including exposure to workforce planning, succession planning, resource allocation, horizon planning, conflict resolution, people first leadership.
  • Lead engineering teams consisting of managers, engineers, administrators, designers.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates business and product strategy to ensure alignment with organizational goals.
  • Prepare and controls department budget(s), forecasts operating costs of department, and directs preparation of budget requests.
  • Possesses a high level of P&L responsibility.
  • Understand market share and P&L for their product lines - strong business acumen.
  • Provide operations management expertise as related to employee development, time study, product flow, equipment needs, with a strong understanding and application of safety provisions and practices.
  • Collaboration with cross- functional and cross-segment leaders to achieve strategic initiatives and business goals.
  • Present and defend technical engineering decisions to Engineering leadership, Oshkosh Leadership, and external customers.
  • Provide input to Bid and Proposal requirements related to design, research, test and development support of the programs. Manage the budgeting process to include recommending capital improvements and preparing justification data as required.
  • Research, study, and propose use of new technologies to be used in the design build of new and improved products.
  • Prepare and issue management information reports on specific programs and projects relating to engineering systems, production engineering, product design and development, and test results.
  • Enforce the proper use of engineering criteria and vehicle standards.
  • Ensure that technical issues are resolved within the framework of company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that teams are aligned and in compliance with certifications such as IATF 16949.
  • Evaluate designs for cost, schedule, performance, safety, and reliability and communicate opportunities back to other engineering functional groups.
  • Oversee the creation and maintain project documentation for project planning, requirements analysis, risk management, issues management, status reporting, quarterly EAC's, project communication, and quality assurance.
  • Perform job duties in an ethical, professional manner which is consistent with the Oshkosh Way. Conduct duties consistent with the Company's mission statement, quality objectives, and defined policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the team's preparedness and compliance in support of GPD001 for all programs and projects.
  • Understand effective design, build and test data management to ensure Oshkosh products meet the specific performance requirements of designs and will allow advancement of Oshkosh's technological position.
  • Provide leadership to the Business Unit (BU) engineering group as needed to support BU and Corporate business objectives. This includes the development of a strategic vision for the department as well as providing effective support for all aspects of the organization through the creation of cost effective, innovative products and processes.
  • Provide management/leadership to staff including resource planning, scheduling, and administration to ensure program success.
  • Prepare technical proposals, quotations, reports and presentations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    • 15 or more years of related engineering experience
    • Five (5) or more years of management experiencePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Master's degree in related field
      • Extensive knowledge of advanced engineering tactics
      • Trained in risk assessment and other quality processes
      • Possess a strong mechanical knowledge of vehicles and related systems
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Excellent time management and organizational skills
      • Experience and active participation in relevant professional organizations (SAE, IEEE, etc.)
      • Demonstrate effective performance in an engineering leadership role, developing innovative products utilizing state of the art engineering tools and processes
      • Able to obtain a security clearance as required by the job duties
      • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Experience with automotive or heavy-vehicle equipmentWORKING CONDITIONS:
        • Physical Demands: Frequent Sitting, Hearing, Talking, Visual, Typing, Manual Dexterity; Seldom Standing, Walking/Running, Sitting, Reaching, Driving, Bending/Kneeling, Fine Dexterity.
          • USA100Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

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