Senior Technical Specialist

  • Location:  Livonia, MI (area)

    I am working closely with a test automation equipment related client of mine and they have asked me to help them identify a person to help them grow. The company is actually scheduled to lose two executives within the next year or less due to retirements. They need to add key technical bench strength to their organization. They are presently looking for a skilled technical specialist type person who can bring ME, EE and Software expertise into their company. Leadership/management is a variable that is negotiable.

  • General Position Information

    Position Title: Engineering Manager/Senior Technical Specialist Business

    Unit: Test Equipment Design & Manufacturing

    Supervisory: (Y/N) nego

    Reports to: Technical Director

    Job Summary The Test Equipment Engineering Manager/Technical Specialist is responsible for technical oversight of the design and support of advanced test equipment. This position will support the engineering design and service teams to consult on advanced projects in manufacturing and in the field. They will also have the responsibility to provide a conceptual design of projects for R&D and sales purposes Main Responsibilities. Accountability Outcome Provide conceptual design and specifications of test systems – Interpret customer requirements and test specifications – Customer interface on needed applications and technical matters – Conceptually design mechanical and electrical solutions to meet requirements – Support estimating team Contribute to equipment design reviews – Identify critical design requirements – Support mechanical, electrical, and control engineering teams to brainstorm solutions Provide engineering management for issues discovered during manufacturing and validation – Support validation team to help diagnose root cause problems with equipment in manufacturing – Conceptually design solutions alongside the engineering team to provide efficient and effective solutions Provide engineering management for issues in the field – Support service team to help diagnose root cause problems with existing test equipment in the field – Conceptually design solutions alongside the engineering team to provide efficient and effective solutions Key Relationships Relationship Internal/External Brief Description Engineering Management (mechanical, electrical, software) Internal Work with engineering teams to align on plans for various matters (sales, design, support) Sales & Estimating Teams Internal Support sales & estimating teams on customer projects Manufacturing & Service Teams Internal Supporting active projects either through manufacturing or in the field Customers – Technical External Be a customer interface for technical matters

    Job Qualifications  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field (i.e. mechanical, electrical)  Minimum 5 years of experience in related field. Preferred experience in design & build of test equipment, engineering leadership or in testing applications Competencies  Strong capability in mechanical design and industry related technologies (Hydraulics, Motor basics, Rotational equipment, Vibrations, Physics, etc.)  Basic understanding of electrical and software engineering fundamentals  Problem Solving Other  Occasional travel to facilities and/or customer sites including overseas (~15 % )

    Test Equipment, Automation, Robotics arena expertise would be ideal.

    Metro Detroit, MI – West Suburbs location, Canton, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi area.