IMI Precision Engineering Senior Engineering & Design Manager in Rochester Hills, Michigan

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IMI Precision Engineering is a global organization with a small company feel. We specialize in providing innovative engineering services, custom design and manufacturing solutions to our customers.

We are looking for a Sr. Engineering and Design Manager to join & lead our team. This position requires a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys developing others.


The Sr. Applications Engineering Manager is a key, hands- on, leadership role. The Sr. Applications Engineering Manager will lead and coordinate activities of the core everyday functions of: program management, core engineering, automation design, and field service. This position has responsibility for two sites.


  • Responsible for the development, discipline, and management of their employees; measured by the achievement of safety, quality, efficiency, development, and retention goals of the organization.

  • Build and manage an applications (including design, core engineering, program managers, and field service) engineering team that is efficient, project oriented, with a strong customer focus that provides products and services that meet the needs of our organization and customers.

  • Define and Lead strategic planning initiatives and organizational changes as needs are identified.

  • Optimizes assigned groups and coordinates across the organization to achieve successful completion of projects/jobs to highest level of quality, while meeting internal KPI standards (on-time delivery and budget).

  • Responsible for the day to day coordination of the Rochester Hills facility management.

  • Partners across the organization to ensure effective delivery of products and services.

  • Leads in a way that build teams and can promotes positive, effective relations and teamwork as established in the IMI Way and Leadership Blueprint within the organization.

  • Provide direction of Company goals and objectives, both short-term and long-term, through direct communication and guidance of associates. Establish the assigned area’s priorities and ensure timely completion, consistent with company & customer needs.

  • Monitor and approve department expenditures and budgets relating to projects and activities. As large capital expenditures are identified, make recommendations where applicable.

  • Monitor staffing levels to ensure appropriateness to current workload levels. Guide department supervisors in prioritization of area workloads and optimization of staff to meet and/or exceed daily challenges accordingly.

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all who enter our plants. Follows all safety guidelines including utilization of proper PPE.

  • Responsible fo accurately quoting new work and cost control for revisions to amended scope of work.

  • Supports global growth regarding region based design needs. Localized training and hiring support.

  • 30% travel.

  • Possess strong program management, engineering, and design knowledge.


Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university or international equivalent and 5+ years of related work experience or 10+ years of related, progressive, work experience.

  2. 5+ years’ experience of demonstrated ability to lead and foster a team.

  3. Previous experience with managing departmental P&L.

  4. Proven experience with managing design/engineering workload capacity.

  5. Previous successful customer facing experience.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrated record of managing cross-functional teams and achieving outstanding results in complex situations.

  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and team building skills, developing high performance teams with strong customer orientation and commitment to company values.

  3. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously, being able to think ahead and plan for both short and long term.

  4. Ability to identify and collaborate to resolve problems at both the strategic and functional levels.

  5. Ability to work in a fast paced, growth-oriented and time-critical environment.

  6. Demonstrated effective presentation skills.

  7. Demonstrated business acumen with an understanding of scope, timing, and budget.

Computers and Technology

  1. Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

  2. Proficient knowledge of MRP Systems

Job ID 2018-31495

# of Openings 1

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering