Engineer Manager - Product and Design

Parker Hannifin • Woburn, MA 01801

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 62 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.


Responsible to lead, manage, and provide technical direction to a design engineering team for automation, system integration, products or programs. Defines plans, monitors and controls scope, costs, schedule and technical performance; coordinates the technical effort and establishes operational plans to accomplish program objectives. The Engineering Manager must take the lead in directing and delegating resources to meet cost targets, implementation timetables, production support requirements, field problems with products under his/her control, management and administration of the department. Subordinates include Sr. Engineers, Designs, and Drafting personnel. Has regular internal and external interaction with program management or customers on technical projects assigned to the team. May have cross-business unit or division interface on a common technical issue. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Define plans and monitor costs and technical performance for a major product development automation, system integration and/or core engineering project or multiple projects. Implement on-going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems, maintaining effort within defined scope, cost and schedule constraints. 2. Makes decisions on technical priorities or design alternatives for projects within the teams scope. Acts as the primary technical contact on team or project performance and as an advisor to engineering or business unit leadership. Represents the organization as the technical liaison in providing solutions to customer problems. 3. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assure customer needs are identified and addressed. 4. Implement and maintain consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures and reporting systems (e.g. implement Winovation; structured product development processes and gate reviews; engineering change flow down; knowledge databases). Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard Parker intellectual property. 5. Develop and analyze the operating budget; projects and plans for future needs (e.g. workforce planning; introduction of new technologies). Monitor and manage conformance to contractual, schedule and cost performance elements. Provide cost input for business proposals. 6. Compile engineering cost and schedule data and identify opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost and/or schedule to improve engineering productivity. Provide feedback to the team on performance to engineering cost targets. 7. Make recommendations and decisions on human resources actions (e.g. staffing, training, compensation, etc.); discusses exceptional cases with next level manager. Communication and implement actions to ensure Parker values and company policies are well understood and maintained (e.g. business ethics; integrity; inclusion). 8. Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present Parker product capabilities, and clarify customers technical requirements. 9. Identify and create technical training and development plans. Mentor or serve as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Maintain leadership and technical capabilities through continued education or training.


Bachelors degree (BS) in engineering or a science technical discipline such as mechanical engineering, plastics engineering or material science. Masters degree (MS or MBA) preferred. Six Sigma Black Belt Certification preferred. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential function of the job typically acquired through 7-9 years of related experience. Prior management/supervisory or project engineering responsibility of 2-3 years preferred. Has thorough knowledge of the technical engineering discipline or domain, and products or systems, i.e., automation, robotics and system integration; plastic engineering of thermosets and/or thermoplastics; processing filled polymer systems and design for manufacturability. Understands and is fully proficient with project management, engineering, documentation requirements, and engineering analysis tools. Ability to apply knowledge of program management, the product development cycle, and understanding of cost accounting principles and methods (e.g. earned value management). Experience with program and design reviews and/or other customer requirements and industry practices. Ability to foster teamwork and inclusion with diverse groups or employees. Ability to guide and develop the team by providing challenging assignments and through effective coaching, feedback, recognition, and skill assessment and training. Thorough knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, policies, and compliance requirements. Ability to effectively communication and present status, actions, recommendations and other technical information with clarity and precision. Maintains open communication within the team and other business areas. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Other duties as may be assigned. Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

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Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and


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