Engineering Manager

Waterbury, CT | Injection Molding

Post Date: 11/29/2017 Job ID: 509 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: $100-125K

Job Description



Position Title:  Engineering Manager-Oxford                      Reports to: VP/General Manager

Date Written: June 30, 2013                                                 Department: Engineering



   Organizational Structure


Direct Reports:  Project Managers, Mold Designers, Engineering Coordinator,

Works closely with Sales and Manufacturing meeting quote deadlines and new tooling

program deliveries while supporting profitability objectives.


   Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Directs the efforts of the project management staff.
  • Reviews all RFQ’ s for suitability and assigns quotes and awarded programs to a project manager.
  • Works with clients, sales, and project management to resolve business and technical issues relative to new and existing programs.
  • Verification and Validation for medical products.
  • Ensures department  objectives are met in regards to quality, delivery, service, .
  • Attends and submits new work information in weekly staff   meetings.
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing and quality departments. 
  • Responsible for establishing departmental and personnel goals.
  • Balance staff requirements with department workload.
  • Responsible for managing their own portfolio of customers and covers the existing project mangager responsibilities for vacation coverage.
  • Develop personal/professional goals for Departmental staff.
  • Build, develop and manage engineering team capable of carrying out operational needs.
  • Through the Review Process, continue to develop employees to improve business performance and continue to attract and retain the best possible employees.
  • Expected to exhibit and demonstrate safe behaviors at all times and to perform job in a safe manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
















Job Qualifications


Priority setting – able to effectively direct the activities of others including establishing expectations, removing barriers and managing performance

Delegation:   Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions, broadly shares both responsibility and accountability.

Organizing:  Uses resources effectively and efficiently.

Time Management:  Values time, uses his/her time effectively and efficiently.

Customer Focus:   Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers and gains their trust and respect.

Communicating:  Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel including executive management.

Peer Relationships:  Is seen as a team player and is cooperative.

Integrity and Trust:  Admits mistakes and is seen as a direct, truthful individual.

Managerial Courage: Provide current, direct, complete, and “ actionable’ positive and corrective feedback to others, faces up to people problems on any person or situation quickly and directly.



Bachelor' s degree in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering  or work experience equivalent.


  • Minimum 7 years related experience required.
  • Supervisory/management experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Plastic Injection Molding experience strongly preferred.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deandlines, and work in a team environment essential.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office with focus on Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project or other time management software.
  • Prefer prior technical management responsibility.
  • Firm understanding of tooling, molding, secondary, product design, Cad/Cam, mold design and other processes related to the plastics industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the IQ, OQ, PQ process.
  • Has had direct customer responsibility in prior positions.













Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including but not limited to the following:
    • Eye Protection (corrected or otherwise)
  • Ability to receive, comprehend and utilize required training from OSHA and Company including but not limited to the following:
    • First aid and CPR
    • Hazcomm
    • Lock out/ Tag out
  • Ability to perform light lifting in a safe manner which includes the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to move about all areas of the plant, including uneven surfaces.



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