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Engineering Manager, Test Systems

Company: CTS Corporation
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Make Your Mark Ensuring Best-in-Class Test Systems to Support Strong Global GrowthShape test systems architecture, lead a global team and enjoy a hybrid schedule at an industry leaderIf you have technical expertise along with the ability to manage teams, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:

  • Make an impact by proposing and implementing new test systems, with solid backing from leadership, to support strong global growth
  • Shape the architecture around how test systems interact with labs and design teams developing next-generation products
  • Enjoy a good deal of variety leading a service organization, including managing resources, solving problems, designing devices and more
  • Expand your skills and experience; for example, if leading global teams is new to you, you'll gain that experience in this role
  • Work a flexible hybrid schedule that will allow you to work from home two days a weekWe touch millions of lives globally every day. CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We have over 20 locations in 12 countries and more than 3,500 employees. Our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products across many industries. We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.The RequirementsTo be a good fit for the Engineering Manager, Test Systems opportunity, you will have:
    • A technical bachelor's degree and 10+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 5+ years of proven experience managing engineering functions
    • Proven experience with .Net (including VB.Net and/or C#), VB6, and other programming languages
    • Experience with RDBMS development; SQL Server preferred
    • Knowledge of FMEA required
    • Experience in one or more of the following: data acquisition, test software development and validation for high volume production such as automotive, ground transportation, or aerospace
    • Legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer
    • The ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, about 25% of the timeJust as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
      • A demonstrated ability to lead and supervise cross-functional teams
      • Self-motivation, and a results orientation, a proactive approach and outstanding planning and follow up skills
      • Capable of managing and prioritizing multiple projects/tasks
      • The ability to communicate and write effectively, resulting in a clear understanding of the issues
      • The ability to lead effective communication internally as well as with CTS customers and suppliersPreferred but not required:
        • Experience managing distributed, globally resourced teams
        • Experience with or knowledge of basic electronics
        • Experience with automotive electronics components and serial communications such as CAN and SENT
        • LabVIEW experience
        • Knowledge of TS16949
        • Working knowledge and understanding of Lean methodologies, product development V Model, TS16949, DOE, MS Word, MS Excel, Visio, and MS Project
        • Fluency in SpanishYou can work in our facilities in either Elkhart, Indiana or Lisle, Illinois, and relocation assistance is available. Working teams are in Elkhart and Lisle, and the global team is in Ostrava, Czech Republic; Matamoros, Mexico; and Juarez, Mexico. You'll also provide remote support for associated resources in ZhongShan, China.The RoleReporting to the Director of Electronic Engineering, your key responsibilities will include:
          • Overseeing hardware and software for lab and production test systems including data collection, database management, and reporting for Operations and Engineering
          • Owning and managing the technology roadmap for test systems
          • Providing leadership across these engineering functions with direct and indirect responsibilities for all global locations
          • Managing the team that creates new test platforms, maintains legacy platforms, and assists in resolving validation lab or operational issues where appropriateMore specifically, you will:
            • Serve as the primary CTS internal technical interface for Test Systems, data acquisition systems, R&D support, and software tool definition and development; data collection systems and maintenance/reporting are within scope for this position
            • Define and develop software tools for customer-requested support and warranty activity
            • Implement and maintain well-disciplined engineering workflows for test system / support system development, deployment, and change control
            • Provide managerial oversight of globally distributed Test Systems team
            • Maintain/Update Test Systems and software technology roadmaps
            • Provide guidance and technical input to Sensors, Pedals, and Mechatronics Product Roadmaps
            • Define and execute product plans including budget, timing, and resources in support of technology, product, and SBU strategic initiatives
            • Provide career development for your direct resources, including ensuring that necessary skills are available to execute product development activities, and developing individuals' skills and competencies by planning effective developmental activities related to current and future assignments
            • Operate departments within approved budget/forecast, and recommend actions to adjust forecasted spending based on changes in market conditions
            • Coordinate activities with Sales, Purchasing, Supplier Development, Supplier Quality, and Operations to execute new programs as well as support activities related to in-production products.EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: CTS Corporation, Elkhart , Engineering Manager, Test Systems, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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