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Engineering Components and Products Manager - Special Tools and Test Equipment

Knorr-Bremse AG

Knorr-Bremse AG

Westminster, MD, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4272 | JOB GRADE:16 | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid

Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at www.KnorrBrake.com!

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Summary/ Objectives

Responsible for managing the special tools and test equipment (STTE) product line for KBNA-transit. This includes the development, of new or adaptation of existing, tools internally or with external vendors. Projects range from small tools to automated test benches across multiple disciplines.

The primary goal of the position is to support the organization in supplying the most simple, reliable, and cost effective STTEs for customer’s while meeting established deadlines and meeting all technical specifications.

Support STTE scope of supply from the beginning of a project through warranty by working, collaborating, and communicating with customers, vendors, project management, and engineering.

Additional Essential Functions:

For STTE Portfolio:

  • Management and maintenance of product portfolio
  • Development of process to support the development of STTEs
  • Management of internal and external quotation request process
  • Creation and maintenance of STTE delivery schedules
  • Tracking of project costs/profitability

For Individual Projects:

  • Specification Review and clause by clause management
  • Creation and management of internal or customer offers
  • Creation and management of design or purchase specifications
  • Support and management of documentation and processes with focus on requirements management
  • Creation of project schedule
  • Management of STTE projects throughout project lifecycle (meetings, milestones, etc.)
  • Customer and vendor management and communication
  • Warranty support and obsolescence management

Additional Support:

  • Creation of required product/project documents
  • Creation of acceptance and qualification procedures and reports
  • Creation/adaptation/integration of component test procedures for use on STTE’s
  • STTE demonstration/training
  • Troubleshooting and complaint management for STTEs

Competencies: Technical

  • Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles
    • Knowledge and practical understanding of component testing
  • Software Experience:
    • Should understand capabilities of microprocessor-based systems
  • Preferred Industry Experience:
    • Knowledge and practical understanding of brake or similar equipment
    • Knowledge and practical understanding of door or similar equipment
    • Knowledge and practical understanding of HVAC or similar equipment
    • Knowledge and practical understanding of pneumatic/hydraulic principals and equipment
    • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems

Competencies: Core

  • Process Orientation:
    • Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills
  • Business Experience:
    • Must have good business sense
    • Estimate costs of time and material
    • Make good business decisions
    • Must be capable of creating/managing a budget
  • Computer Literacy:
    • Proficient with spreadsheets (Excel)
    • Word processing programs (Word)
    • (Preferred) Data Acquisition and Control (LabVIEW)
  • Leadership and Teamwork:
    • Must be able to clearly define requirements and expectations to others
    • Must be able to work well in a team environment both internally and with customers.
    • Must be an effective negotiator (Internal departments, Internal Customers, End Users of produced Equipment)
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
    • Must have a strong desire to succeed with high expectations, both of themselves, and others
  • Professional Writing:
    • Must be able to write clear and precise documents
  • Time Management:
    • Must be able to read a large volume of material (usually test procedures) and ascertain the salient points
    • Manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
  • Communication Skills:
    • Must have effective communications and presentations skills
  • Motivation:
    • Must be energetic, hardworking and willing to put in an extra effort when required.
  • Flexibility:
    • Must be able to travel on short notice and sometimes for several days at a time (normally travel should be 10% or less)
    • Must be willing to support a dynamic workload with unexpected changes in priority

Required Education:

  • Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related Field

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelors in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)