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Product Engineering Manager

Location: Mackay, QLD, Australia
Date Posted: Sep 17, 2020

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Job Description

Description


Job Purpose:


As the Engineering Manager of the Underground Mining’s Longwall Mining (LWM) engineering organization, you will have the overall Product Design responsibility for customer orders, New Product Introduction (NPI), Continuous Product Quality Improvement (CPI), and Cost Reduction, in both Mechanical Engineering & Automation. 


  • You will successfully lead a cross functional team to solve very complex technical problems.

  • Your organization will be responsible for creating technical specifications, developing detailed designs and solutions and validating these designs and solutions.

  • Your team will also participate in virtual assembly audits, factory introductions and compatibility builds.

  • You will collaborate with multiple areas of engineering, operations and purchasing around the globe. You will continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology.


Reporting to this position are various levels of managers, supervisors, team leaders, engineers and support personnel in several geographic locations.


 

Job Duties Include but not limited to:


  • Partner with the sales team to help define Concepts and solutions for Customers.
  • Drive a strong focus on detailed definition of customer requirements and technical requirements.

  • Implement strong governance and resource management to ensure the multiple customer order projects, CPI projects, and NPI projects are resourced and keeping on track with deliverables.

  • Partner with our Integrated Components & Solutions (ICS) team on Automation engineering and champion the collaboration between the organizations.

  • Champion the integration of Lean and Built-In-Quality into Engineering.


 Key Responsibilities include: 


  • Planning for future resources and developing capabilities in terms of people, technology and facilities

  • Consciously establishing a culture that encourages innovation, collaborative relationships and a customer focus

  • Developing supplier strategies

  • Developing partnerships within Caterpillar as well as with suppliers, dealers and customers

  • Pursuing creative approaches for improvement and Engineering Efficiency

  • Integrating products and services to meet customers’ needs

  • Providing leadership to the organization and mentoring others in coaching

  • Reviewing competitive products to ensure market leadership


Qualifications


Must Haves:


  • Previous team leadership experience and organization skills are necessary.

  • Advanced program management skills are critical.

  • Prior experience dealing with a global marketplace both in terms of customers and in terms of sourcing suppliers, production and talent.

  • Excellent human relations, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as ability to deal with sensitive issues.


Highly Desired Background Skills and Experience:


  • Longwall Experience & Knowledge
  • Experience in working with an Offshore Engineering team in India

  • Strong Experience in Project Management & Governance

  • Another language, German an added plus

  • Proven ability to manage, lead & Engage global teams

  • Engineering and product development experience

  • A degree in Engineering or a closely related technical degree with 15 or more years of experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required.


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Job Info

Sep 17, 2020

200004V6-OTHLOC-263440484647

Australia


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