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Research & Development (R&D) Engineering Manager Job Summary:

The R&D Engineering Manager works to develop and evaluate new methods, materials, or production processes for products or applications.  The R&D Engineering Manager oversees and coordinates the daily operations of highly skilled engineering staff while ensuring that company objectives and goals are met. The R&D Engineering Manager plans, directs, and coordinates all activities of the INTERNAL engineering department with external resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new engineering staff.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.


  • Leads and coordinates various engineering functions to support existing products and research and development of new products.
  • Facilitates communication among clients/customers and engineers, ensuring specifications, budgets, and deadlines are clearly communicated and understood.
  • Collaborates with a team to investigate, research, and/or develop solutions for a problem or project.
  • Serves as project manager for multiple projects, creating timelines and cost projections, organizing collaborative meetings, and ensuring projects comply with specifications, timelines, and budgets.
  • Reviews work and projects for technical accuracy.
  • Participates in the research process from problem identification through final testing for products or processes.
  • Proposes, tests revises, and implements processes and/or corrective actions to resolve or meet the problem or need.
  • Interprets data gathered from test results and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Collaborates with other managers and leadership to set and assess priorities across teams.
  • Assesses cost-effectiveness and feasibility of manufacturing processes; makes and implements recommendations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
  • Supervises tooling operations, ensuring all work is performed accurately and according to quality and safety standards.
  • Establishes, implements, and maintains administrative policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Maintains knowledge of new trends, developments, technologies, materials, and best practices; applies this knowledge to continually improve product lines and production efficiency.
  • Participates in leadership meetings and provides meaningful input.
  • Ensures compliance with health and safety laws, regulations, and guidelines, including EPA and OSHA requirements.
  • Prepares and implements the departmental budget.
  • Negotiates contracts with outside vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of engineering theory and design criteria.
  • Thorough understanding of applied math and physics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software used for testing and reporting.
  • Proficient with computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.
  • Thorough understanding of the scientific process and engineering principles.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Five or more years of experience in engineering or other related technical activities.
  • One to two years of supervisory experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects.
  • Dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse, tools, and controls on office equipment.
  • Body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.


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