IDEX Engineering & Product Director in Rochester, New York

Title: Engineering & Product Director

Business Unit: Pulsafeeder EPO


2883 Brighton-Henrietta TL Rd

Rochester, New York, 14623

United States

Function: Engineering



The Engineering & Product Director is responsible for developing, organizing, and executing all engineering (new product development and sustaining engineering) activities for the business. This includes setting strategic and tactical engineering objectives, directing new product development, developing product and technology roadmaps, leading and developing the engineering team, and managing engineering resources. Reporting to the Engineering Director are a team comprised of engineers, supervisors, product managers.

Job Requirements

  • Provide leadership to the organization and support to the senior staff on strategic, cross-functional, and change initiatives

  • Set both long and short range goals and hold engineering team accountable

  • Structure, manage, and mentor the engineering team to achieve optimal performance

  • Conducts performance appraisals with engineering team on annual basis, setting goals and objectives, completes regular feedback sessions, reviews training, and develops team

  • Meets or exceeds product development and engineering targets. Must deliver results

  • Support all other departments, vendors, distributors and customers

  • Responsible for delivering business results to the corporation

  • Develop strategic and tactical plans in pursuit of growth and profit objectives

  • Prioritize new product opportunities and recommends development plans

  • Work with process owners to ensure that the KPIs are collected to monitor progress

  • Use 8020 methodology to eliminate unnecessary product complexity to drive profitability and to achieve product growth

  • Create, define, and lead the implementation of technology and product platform roadmaps

  • Utilize a defined, toll-gate NPD process to manage and lead new product research, design, prototyping, and development

  • Manage product development and coordinate product development activities with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Operations to ensure product requirements meet VOC (voice of customer) requirements and can be effectively launched

  • Create technical budgets, allocate resources, and project manage schedules of product releases and/or project deadlines

  • Maintain and drive key engineering metrics including new product development as a percentage of sales

  • Support manufacturing and procurement objectives focused on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

  • Support cost-reduction, quality improvement, and/or efficiency projects

  • Oversees all product modification and improvement activities with strategic objectives in mind

  • Ensure all designs are in alignment with Operations and Sourcing goals and capabilities


Job Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (or comparable). An advanced degree is a plus

  • Exposure to Design for Six Sigma and considerable strength/experience in new product development process and systems

  • Ten years of progressive engineering experience in highly engineered, high-mix low volume businesses

  • Five years of supervisory or management experience

  • Five years of pump/compressor/hydraulic/ or pneumatic design experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required

  • Demonstrated ability and experience working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented global environment is required

  • Problem solver with excellent technical abilities

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1434