Director II, Engineering


Job Description
The Director II, Engineering is responsible for contributing to the department strategy and leading major engineering projects under the supervision of the VP of Engineering. The Director II, Engineering will lead and manage engineers and technicians participating in product development and product enhancement activities. In conducting this work, the Director II, Engineering will work closely with other internal groups as well as external groups such as key vendors.Lead cross-functional teams in the design and development of MSD instrumentation products, including:Develop project proposal documents including project schedules and budgetsDevelop product documentation such as product requirements and specification documentsManage the design and development of MSD instrumentation products against product requirements, specifications, schedule, and budgetManage the system integration and engineering testing of MSD instrumentation productsManage the formal verification and validation of MSD instrumentation productsManage the launch and post-launch sustaining engineering of MSD instrumentation productsWork with cross-departmental teams to support the design, development integration, production and after sales support of MSD instrumentation, associated test kits, consumables and reagents.Manage, coach and develop managers and other team members while motivating them to meet and exceed goals. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.Author and/or approve project communications such as project status updates, key technical decisions, and test results.Manage engineering work to ensure compliance with MSD's quality systems including ISO9001 and ISO13485.Lead collaboration efforts with service team to gain information on instrument field performance and reliability to ensure that continuous product improvement is in place.Develop strategic plans for instrumentation product lines that consider advances in applicable engineering and scientific technologies, MSD's product portfolio and business objectives, and competitor positions and tactics.Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements.Bachelor's degree in Systems, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or a closely related field requiredPost graduate degree preferredTwelve (12) years of relevant experience or a combined ten years of relevant experience and postgraduate education leading to a degree required. Five years of direct or matrixed supervisory experience required.Expert-level knowledge of medical or scientific instrument and/or consumables design required.Expert-level knowledge of compliance requirements of an ISO cGMP environment required.Strong knowledge of analytical techniques, experimental design, and statistical analysis preferred.Strong leadership skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes and the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations and manage performance to achieve results.Strong business acumen, negotiation and mediation skills, as well as a demonstrated attention to detail and a focus on achieving quality outcomes.Ability to build/foster relationships.Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage processes through to completion and coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.Knowledge of integrating complex, automated life sciences or clinical systems required.Solid knowledge of product development processes, especially under Design Control. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skillsLogical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashionExcellent oral, written and interpersonal skillsEffectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of project statusA wide variety of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task in an environment with changing priorities.Demonstrated ability to develop, integrate and validate systems, in a GMP, ISO or other regulated production environment. Proficiency in MS Office suite.While performing the duties of this job, the individual is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods. The individual is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the workplace.This position is performed in R, light-manufacturing, and engineering office environments