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Van Gorp Corporation Engineering Supervisor in Pella, Iowa

Position Summary:

This position would direct, coordinate and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility including execution of the design and develop process for new products and revision to existing product lines. In addition, provide technical assistance to Van Gorp customers, estimators and sales personnel in the selection and use of company products by applying routine engineering and pricing practices and techniques in assigned areas with required supervision and direction.

Job Duties:

  • Identify and develop new products utilizing the design and development process

  • Revise existing product lines to meet changes in the market and customer requirements

  • Provide oversight to Van Gorp quality program, maintaining and developing quality strategies concurrent to ISO 9001 procedures.

  • Collaborate with quality control, manufacturing and production planning to help ensure corporate objectives are satisfactorily completed.

  • Provides technical support to marketing, sales and outside customers for issues that have been escalated, highly complex and/or atypical.

  • Support current product manufacturing with a focus on production efficiencies and design to optimize components and performance.

  • Reduces product cost by improving product design or materials used.

  • Manages and leads projects, provide oversight to application technician’s project management efforts.

  • Maintain and enhance the Solidworks and PDM program to ensure utilization of print/document management and efficiency tools built into the software.

  • Assists in the creation of engineering models and SolidWorks drawings where necessary.

  • Gain customer approval on non-catalog designs by responding to quote inquires creating designs and resolving issues.

  • Periodically travel on site to investigate and help resolve customer issues.

  • Handles telephone and written correspondence necessary to obtain adequate information for the selection of company products and obtain approval of special orders.

  • Keeps informed as to new or changed company products and market prices, as well as new competitive products.

  • Compiles data as instructed for use with computer programs as necessary for customer and internal applications.

  • Leads and directs the work of engineers, application techs, drafters and estimators to design and quote products to meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Ensures the engineering and estimating team and other manufacturing departments work together cohesively.

  • Handles departmental routines promptly and courteously, regularly reporting problems, anticipated or encountered to the President of Van Gorp Corporation.

  • Evaluates staff performance and development by providing appropriate guidance.

  • Communicate with all levels of company personnel.

  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Adhere to company Ethics and Environmental Programs, State and Federal Environmental Compliance Programs and adhere to ISO 9001 Standards.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent Project Management, planning and organizational skills to enable self and team to meet goals and deadlines.

  • Experience in a company that manufactures and markets technical products through a variety of channels.

  • Experience with Solidworks and PDM program management

  • Attention to detail with the ability to organize, prioritize and generate positive results.

  • Must possess excellent computer skills, including Solid Works.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead and motivate team in an effective and positive manner.

We are proud to offer you:

  • Group Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • STD

  • LTD

  • Paid Holidays

  • 401k

  • PTO

  • Workers Comp