AEI - Director of Engineering

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Director of Engineering:

3-6 month contract opportunity at our client in Wilmington, MA

  • Lead overall engineering/R&D organization
    • Organize, manage and grow technical staff to insure sufficient capacity and capability to meet aggressive product development goals that are aligned with core competencies.
    • Build effective engineering management team across mechanical, electrical and software disciplines.  Engage with outside suppliers to address capability and capacity needs.
    • Establish project and resource management methods that insure predictability in the overall product development process.
    • Provide regular and accurate reporting on project status and resource capability.  Effectively document and transfer new products to operations.
    • Manage engineering support resources including doc-control, tech-pubs, NPI and engineering labs.
    • Develop and manage overall R&D budget.
  • Effectively engage with peers across broader organization
    • Work with sales, marketing, CTO and systems engineering to develop platform architecture, product roadmap and new product definition.
    • Work with CTO, systems engineering and applications to develop and introduce new technologies.
    • Coordinate NPI and sustaining engineering activities to support operational and cost-down objectives.
    • Support applications and service on emerging customer issues
    • Coordinate with other Mycronic businesses to align efforts and effectively collaborate where possible.
  • Drive continuous improvement across R&D organization
    • Introduce new tools and methods to improve development efficiency and efficacy.
    • Develop annual goals and KPIs that are aligned with corporate objectives.
    • Update and maintain ISO-9001 PLM processes.
    • Develop culture of growth and innovation, support staff through assessment and coaching.


  • BS degree in EE, ME, CS or similar engineering discipline; MS preferred
  • > 15 years’ in full life-cycle, cross-functional development of new products in capital equipment or industrial automation.  Understanding of high-tech manufacturing environment with strong focus on customers and quality.
  • Broad understanding of mechanical assemblies, optics, electrical, and embedded software with substantial expertise in at least one domain.
  • Strong functional and organizational management skills.
    • Prior experience with direct oversight or line management of teams > 10 people
    • History of building teams, talent and capability
  • Familiarity with ISO-9001 or similar quality systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of time/ international and domestic.  International project development experience desired.



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