Technology and Innovation are a strategic focus area for growth at Pertronix. We are looking to take our products to the level. This position will be giving a high level of support and necessary resources to insure success.
The Director of Engineering will be responsible for directing all aspects of our development process from conception to production with a focus on innovation, cost, quality, manufacturability, safety, compliance and time to market targets. This position will direct all development personnel, R&D, Product Engineering and manufacturing engineering.
Provide technical leadership for all product line across the company.
Develop and direct all budget and capital activities for product development activities.
Ensure the best technical direction of staff to deliver world-class innovation from initial concept to product launch utilizing best practices and advanced development techniques.
Deliver a seamless transition of viable new technologies into the new products process.
Managing risks while meeting quality, scheduling and cost requirements.
Conduct regular technology and project status reviews to Executive Staff and management.
Conduct analysis to ensure product costs, quality, reliability and agency compliance standards are maintained.
This position reports to the President/CEO of Pertronix.
Proven leadership in both product development and product support engineering management.
Ability to not only manage all engineering functions but be able to provide hands on engineering as needed to insure success of the engineering areas of responsibility.
Solid collaboration skills working within multiple disciplines, internally as well as externally.
Strategic Thinker: experience putting together strategy of future developments, skill assessments and resource planning; must be able to prepare presentations to business leaders for approval.
Attention to detail and possession of excellent problem solving skills.
BSME/BSEE with 10+ years engineering experience and 3 years in a supervisory/management position
Special Qualifications or skills:
Experience in automotive aftermarket, preferably with ignition systems and/or exhaust systems. Rotating electrical product experience a plus.
Experience with emissions compliance regulations, both California State and Federal Requirements.
Experience in IOS and Android APP development including integration using Bluetooth technology into electro-mechanical systems control.
Experience with international sourcing, primarily Asia and Mexico.
Experience related to the following areas:
Design for manufacturing
Product Cost Estimating
Experience with implementing Cost Improvements, design, equipment and manufacturing processes.
Six Sigma Tools
An understanding and appreciation for the Mexican manufacturing culture, its advantages and challenges.
Willingness and ability to relate and work directly with manufacturing personnel on the shop floor to resolve technical issues.
About Pertronix Performance Brands
Pertronix is a leading manufacturer of performance ignition, exhaust and rotating electrical products that serve the automotive, motorcycle and industrial aftermarkets. Pertronix has been manufacturing the highest quality products for over 40 years.
Pertronix headquarters are located in San Dimas, CA, with factory/warehousing locations in San Dimas, Irwindale, CA and Tijuana, Mexico.