Engineering Director (m/f)

Job description

In this position the candidate is responsible for setting up and leading an engineering team for automation systems used in manufacturing of consumer electronics. The Engineering Director will be responsible for the concept design as well as for the detailed mechanical and electrical design of automation systems. In order to use the full capability of the Manz group, the candidate should be familiar with the technologies of Manz Germany and be able to transfer such technologies to China in order to employ them in locally designed machines. The Engineering Director will lead a team of mechanical, electrical and software design engineers.

This position will report directly to the local GM in China and dotted line to the Engineering Manager in Germany. 

Your responsibilities

  • To further develop and educate a strong and innovative engineering team
  • To develop and design advanced automation systems for use in manufacturing of consumer electronics
  • To lead technical transfer from Germany to China
  • To lead engineering changes to improve product quality, reliability and system cost
  • To develop appropriate engineering processes in alignment with German headquarters. Continually improve the Product Development Process, Engineering Systems and Knowledge Management Systems
  • To collaborate with Product Planning and Marketing Groups to initiate new ideas for future and existing products for the local market
  • Prepare, submit and maintain operating budget for responsible area

Your profile

  • Minimum of University Bachelor‘s degree in mechanical engineering
  • Master’s degree is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processes and technologies used for manufacturing of consumer electronics
  • Expertise in design of automated manufacturing systems
  • Prior work experience in European or US equipment company preferable
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering management and Minimum 2 years in team management
  • Experience in working with and developing solutions for demanding customers ideally from the US
  • Possesses integrity, maintains and demands high standards
  • Creative thinking and innovation with analytic problem-solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team-Player
  • Fluency in English and German (both written and spoken)