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Director/Sr. Director, Design Engineering

Company: Flextronics - The Flex Company
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:


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Job Description The Director/Sr. Director, Design Engineering will be based at our Dallas, TX site. This role will provide overall management of the Dallas Design Center’s Design and Development Engineering operations, including mechanical engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering and software/firmware engineering functions. This key role, as a member of the site leadership team, will be challenged to effectively lead the design and engineering resources required to support the growth of the medical contract design and manufacturing business segment through the successful development, validation and implementation of innovative and cost-effective new product solutions for our customers. You will oversee significant improvement in site capability, culture, and drive towards developing a world class engineering organization. The role will be responsible for implementing and coordinating engineering procedural quality improvement program(s), intended to prevent or eliminate defects in new product programs, through the development and management of people and processes. This is a high visibility role and will allow the person hired to make a difference in our product development predictability, execution and outcomes while building a world class engineering organization.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

Intense collaboration

Passionate customer focus

Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

Provide oversight of the site Design Engineering function. Ensures the comprehensive completion of design controls compliance, risk management, Design and Development engineering plans, and meeting on-time/on-budget metrics for all customer development programs.

Direct and control the activities of a broad functional area through several senior Design & Engineering managers involved in activities such as designing, developing, modifying and evaluating mechanical, electrical, systems and software for medical equipment and systems.

Provide technical and strategic guidance to subordinates to ensure achievement of program goals and objectives, while ensuring budget, schedules and customer outcomes are met.

Partner with other site LT members to establish site-wide goals, objectives and action plans. Provide tactical guidance to subordinates to ensure achievement of goals and objectives focused on continuous site improvement.

Report progress on design issues and improvement programs to customers as required. Maintain contact with customers to ensure their business needs are met or exceeded.

Develop and continuously improve people, methods, systems, processes and metrics in a complex and rapidly changing environment to improve product cost, quality, delivery and service levels resulting in increased customer satisfaction.

Manage Design Engineering staff by providing coaching, counseling, planning, mentoring, etc. Establish measurable employee goals and perform appraisals through quarterly assessment and annual performance reviews.

Organize and lead oversight, training, and direct review of design engineering outputs to ensure projects are delivered on time, per cost targets, and all engineering documents and records related to implementation are in compliance with all medical regulations (i.e. CFR 820, ISO 13495, et al.).

Partner with PMO, Quality and NPI leaders to ensure all design and engineering activities are well integrated with NPI and Manufacturing Operations site teams. Manage resources among competing departments, customers and projects.

Play a key role on the team chartered with preparing and developing customer program proposals, including timelines, budgets, deliverables, etc. Support generation and delivery of customer proposal presentations.

Represent Design Engineering in customer-facing meetings including but not limited to RFQ workshops, SOW reviews, Joint Steering Committees, proposal presentations, etc.

Hire, train and develop technically outstanding Design Engineers and other design professionals to provide high quality deliverables to our customers.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required):

15 years of experience in medical devices or invitro-diagnostic devices (IVD).

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical engineering.

Dynamic, energetic leader with a minimum 10 years of experience in progressive management roles up to and including Director or Sr. Director.

Experience in Medical Device Design and Development, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Firmware/Software.

Extensive full product life cycle experience with a proven track record of successful development and commercialization of complex medical devices and systems.

Experience in process validation of high volume / automated manufacturing lines, molding operations, and sterilization methods.

Extensive understanding and application of FDA 21 CFR Part 820 (including design controls) and all associated regulations and guidance related to medical device manufacturing and ISO13485 compliance.

Experience managing major, complex development programs and teaming with customers and business partners to start up new medical product development and manufacturing projects.

Excellent judgment and decision-making capability – both technical and practical.

Experience working under clean room and environmental control conditions. In addition, experience in one or more sterile packaging technologies, sterilization methods and release of sterile product.

Demonstrated skills in complex program management having competing priorities, and ability to train others to lead projects.

Proposal development & quote generation, customer presentation and engagement experience.

Integrity, judgment, and the ability to hold one’s ground under pressure.

Proven experience achieving results through others and managing a wide experience range of individuals.

Strong technical analytical skills including FMEA, statistical methods, and Six Sigma techniques, etc.

Ability to develop, implement, manage and control departmental financial budget. Ability to contribute to site level financial forecasting and achievement of site revenue and profitability targets.

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

Ability to work in a multinational, multicultural and highly matrixed environment.

Systems Engineering background with emphasis on Mechanical Engineering.

Strong customer and product quality focus.

Ability to think strategically when problem-solving.

Engineering development performance track record in a medium to large-scale contract medical device product development and manufacturing site is preferable.

Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project software.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

Life Insurance

Matching 401K


Tuition Reimbursement

Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category Design, Process & Technology Engineering Flex does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Flex does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status or any other status protected by law. Flex provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Flex will be reviewed at the e-mail address. Flex will contact you if it is determined that your background is a match to the required skills required for this position. Thank you for considering a career with Flex.

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About Us Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets.

• Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

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