R & D Engineering Manager

Location: Long Beach, CA
Date Posted: 04-08-2018
Global Manufacturer specialist in the Aerospace industry which designs, manufacturers and services with over 300 customers in 30 countries seeks a R&D Engineering Manager to join their expanding team.  In this role you will provide technical leadership, conduct design activities, , analytical studies and new product development project management to develop and validate new product definition for non-metallic products and product families by performing the following duties.
  • Compile and furnish necessary information (design and engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analysis data) to document the design choices and solutions required for building prototypes and adoption of the design with possible involvement of other company functions and/or supplier personnel
  • Perform new material evaluations and build expertise and database on Thermoplastics, thermo sets including but not limited to: the test conditions, test methods to be used, material mechanical / chemical / environmental performances as well as the associated injection molding parameters and constraints.
  • Design and develop new products and product families.
  • Modify existing products to meet new customer demands and industry expectations.
  • Analyzes research data and proposed product specifications to determine feasibility of product proposal.
  • Manages new product development projects from concept development to design/product definition, verification and validation.
  • Interacts with customers, participates and assists customers in issuing new standards for developed new products.
  • Participates in patent and licensing activities.
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings.
  • Coordinates building of product prototypes. Plans, develops and manages experimental design validation test programs.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Partner with plastic, molding and finishing suppliers to develop qualify and implement technologies aimed at reducing costs, simplifying manufacturing, work with tooling vendors and manufacturing plants to design, fabricate, and qualify injection molding tooling.
  • Ensure new product development is conducted taking into consideration the best environmental practices and alternatives. Considering every aspect of the newly developed product including manufacturing methods, materials, and disposal with minimal or no impact on environment.
  • B.S. Degree in Design
  • Minimum 3 years experience in designing plastic injection molded parts and associated injection molding process is required.
  • Semi Annual Bonuses!
  • 4/10 Work Week!
  • Holiday Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • Matching 401k
  • Tuition Assistance up to 10,000 per year!

Robert Wilcox
Partner, Executive Search
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