Engineering Manager - NPD

Rexnord Corporation Grafton , WI 53024

Posted 5 days ago

The Company

Rexnord is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company. Within our platforms, we serve a wide array of growing, global end markets by offering the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in our industries. Within Process & Motion Control, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers' reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. Within Water Management, we design, procure, manufacture and market products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, in which customers specify our products due to performance, life cycle and project cost, and our service levels. Founded in 1892, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,800 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit

Business Unit

Rexnord Process & Motion Control (PMC) keeps industry moving with a broad portfolio of products including, plastic and metal chains and belts for conveying products, bearings, couplings, engineered chain, gear drives, and a wide range of conveyor components. Rexnord products and services enhance the reliability of equipment used worldwide, supporting industries such as food & beverage, automotive, transportation, bulk material handling, mining and energy. Our expertise and focus on customer service ensures that our customers have the right solution when they need it.

Brief Description

Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Innovation for the Consumer Goods Industry Sector, the New Product Development Engineering Manager leads an effective design team in the realization of world class Rexnord products that: meet customer requirements on time, on budget and at an unsurpassed quality level. This position works cross-functionally and cross-globally with Product Management, Production Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, Production and Application Engineering in support of the total lifecycle of the Product Lines.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads by example, advise, and grow a team of mechanical product designers to ensure the development and sustainment of robust products that meet customer expectations while continuing to evolve the skills and capabilities of the team,

  • Works closely with markets segment teams, cross-functional and regional leadership to create and maintain global and local processes and standards related to the product development of Plastic modular chains and components,

  • Partner with the global engineering teams and Innovation Center to implement and drive the evolution of new innovative products and technologies,

  • Lead the support of sustaining of our core products through Value Analysis and Value Engineering process; design improvements, functionality enhancements, obsolescence management, and coordination of issue discovery and root cause analysis,

  • Review and approve development lifecycle items, including: planning documents, requirements documents, bills of material, and product and process validation and testing,

  • Establishes performance objectives, provides fair and constructive feedback and assesses associate performance, training needs, and areas for improvement for the possibility of future growth within the organization. Ensures training and development needs are addressed.

  • Hire new employees as business demands grow and take an active role in the development (skills and performance) of employees on the team. Generates and implements innovative ideas and recommendations and understands the critical responsibility to meet deadlines at the same time.

  • Have the capability to execute multiple projects with the discipline to stay focused with top priorities.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. Master's Degree preferred

  • 10 years experience in engineering and product development projects

  • 1 years of direct management experience

  • Proven experience in mechanical design, design validation, and product life cycle testing,

  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CAD programs.

  • Specific experience with Dassault SolidWorks and PDM Pro is preferred

  • Ability to travel up to 10%; some global travel required

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Builds effective teams

  • Previous plastic part and or mold design experience,

  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills,

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing process improvements,

  • Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills


  • Competitive Salary

  • Matching 401(k) contribution

  • Discretionary Personal Retirement Account

Exceptional Benefits

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Educational Reimbursement

  • Matching Gift Program

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled

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Engineering Manager - NPD

Rexnord Corporation