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Engineering Manager, Complex Fabrication

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Vigor Industrial LLC Clackamas , OR 97015

Posted 4 months ago

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth

Responsibility: We act on what we know is right

Evolution: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world

Love: We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

POSITION SUMMARY: The role manages the engineering department, and interacts with customers, regulatory bodies, suppliers, and other internal departments.


This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the jobs overall responsibilities.

  • Develops business plans and schedules for engineering projects, integrating each project with overall Company plan and schedule

  • Develops and manages departmental budgets

  • Maintains Engineering Master Schedule

  • Develops engineering budgets as required for the Proposal/Estimating Group

  • Develops, maintains, and reports on engineering metrics to measure performance of project teams.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with outside detailing, design and engineering firms, negotiates scope of work and terms.

  • Executes long term management of the Engineering Department human and physical resources, including training, adoption of improved processes, new software, and maintenance of existing resources, in support of the company strategic plans.

  • Leads and directs the work of the Engineering Department.

  • Prepares design cost estimates and schedules, and supports marketing and bidding efforts as required, including preparation of formal and informal proposals to potential customers.

  • Develops project design strategies and identifies resource requirements. Ensures design execution supports overall project plan.

  • Ensures compliance with Vigor procedures as applicable. Provides support for development and implementation of engineering and technical procedures.

Job Scope: The Engineering Manager is responsible for development of engineering products and processes in support of production. The ability to plan for engineering tasks and production needs is essential. The role is responsible for multiple projects with up to $10 million in engineering value each.

Supervisory Responsibility: Will oversee technical project team member activities. May also have direct/indirect supervisor oversight of 7+ Engineers, Designers and Detailers.

Interpersonal Contacts: The Engineering Manager interacts with other engineers and designers on a daily basis to resolve complex engineering issues. This position interacts with current and future customers frequently. Interactions range from resolution of specific details to planning of projects which are not fully defined.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience working within the fabrication industry would be beneficial.

  • Ability to organize work and people in a fast paced technical environment, including management of workloads, budgets, and schedules.

  • PC skills, including engineering computer equipment, engineering analysis software, CAD, Numerical Control, specialized lofting and nesting applications, and file management applications.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers.

  • Must be a highly organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter.

  • Ability to read and write work specifications, work orders, blueprints, contracts and technical publications.

  • Ability to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, time sensitive projects.

  • Ability to schedule, direct and organize work within a diverse department and coordinate work with other departments to maintain efficiency and facilitate group decision-making, team building and conflict resolution.

Education and/or Experience: Engineering Degree required, mechanical engineering preferred. A minimum of 10 years experience within fabrication engineering.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered Professional Engineer, preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity. The individual may be required to be in production areas in yard. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. Good finger, hand and wrist dexterity required for extensive computer operations. There may be local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: While in production areas will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Engineering Manager, Complex Fabrication

Expired Job

Vigor Industrial LLC