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Engineering Manager in Charlotte at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 4/3/2019

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Engineering Manager Charlotte North Carolina                                                             

ITW Grade 13

ITW - Food Equipment Group – Vulcan North America  Cooking Division has an opening for an Engineering Manager, working at the Charlotte North Carolina facility.  Products for this business unit can be found at and

Education: Bachelor Degree in Engineering 

Experience: 12+ years


Position Summary:

This position manages all activities of the engineering department and directs department activities through subordinates, to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.  The incumbent will analyze technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects and will confer with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.  Forecasts operation costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.  Directs personnel activities of department, such as recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations, and salary adjustments and may direct field testing of products and systems performed by field staff.

Scope and Function:


Responsible for assisting in the technical growth and development of members of the business unit.

·        Research and recommend suitable technologies and product architectures

·        Assist in the coordination and leadership of higher level projects by mentoring, guiding and providing technical leadership to achieve the highest quality of performance for products and services in support of business objectives.

·        Provide advanced technical leadership in their field of expertise and/or complex project guidance to project teams as assigned

·        Responsible for multiple project budget in relation to RC budget as assigned

·        Responsible for ITW Stage Gate Process

·        Ownership and project management responsibility for customization programs with key chain customers


·        Creativity/innovation

·        Root cause analysis of complex technical issues

·        Ability to display technical leadership in appropriate engineering and business disciplines

·        Strong analytical and statistical skills

·        Passion for coaching and talent development

·        Effective oral and written communication

·        Adaptable, flexible, problem solving skills, sense of urgency, listening skills, organized

·        Task planning

·        Interpersonal skills

·        Business and engineering risk assessment

·        Sound judgment

Job Requirements

Responsibilities (80% Core Essential Functions):

·        Stay abreast of the state-of-the-art knowledge within field of expertise.

·        Stay abreast of competitive intellectual property and develop competing strategies.

·        Provide guidance for product development architecture

·        Recommend and seat new technologies

·        Lead and provide technical guidance to project teams and  Engineers  and  as required

·        Apply advanced engineering theory and practices, along with experience, to complex designs.

·        Develop and implement project plans for major activities

·        Work closely with marketing to define project objectives

·        Recognize opportunity and develop and define technical strategies to support the Business Unit.

·        Prepare comprehensive technical reports as required

·        May function as individual contributor to successfully complete complex specific technical assignments or understand reliability growth curves and statistical analysis

·        Coordinate outside research on major technical development projects

·        Direct and assess project designs to ensure efficient manufacturability

Responsibilities (20% Business Specific Functions)

·        Support the Vulcan and Wolf brands

·        AOP and LRP participation

·        Review of product variation requests and pricing them according to ITW guidelines

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

·         Travel less than 25% of the time

 Bonus available contingent on experience

 Relocation will be provided for relocation to the Metro Charlotte area



ITW Food Equipment
ITW’s Food Equipment segment designs and manufactures advanced ware wash (dishwashing), cooking, refrigeration, and food processing equipment and provides service for institutional, industrial, restaurant, and retail customers around the world. ITW’s food equipment businesses are highly branded with industry-leading positions differentiated by innovation and unique, integrated service offerings. These well-known brands meet the needs of their global customers by focusing on the industry’s most critical issues and trends: sustainability, ease of use, performance, and on-site service.


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