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Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Location: Chelmsford, MA


Job Summary:

As the Manager of Mechanical Engineering, this individual will take responsibility for helping to drive the mechanical engineering function within the ZOLL Chelmsford Resuscitation R&D Department. The individual will focus on project deliverables and the mechanical engineering technical process standardization and compliance, technology road mapping, and technology integration. The position is a hands-on role with responsibility for the overall technical quality of mechanical engineering deliverables. The Manager will also ensure the efficiency and thoroughness of environmental and standards testing associated with the ZOLL Resuscitation Business Products.

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver yearly skills assessment for mechanical engineers.
  • Contribute to yearly training plans and execution of such for mechanical staff.
  • Contribute to the R&D yearly Leadership Organizational Review.
  • Support and participate with the Director of Mechanical Engineering regarding tool and process standardization and evolution of development practices.
  • Participate in yearly strategic planning and budgeting processes, as required.
  • Manage expenditures and assist with budget tracking.
  • Assist in developing mechanical engineering leadership in the department and ZOLL
  • Management and mentorship of a group of up to ten direct reports.
  • Establish and manage mechanical engineering and development infrastructure to drive mechanical engineering quality and support product development programs under Program Management responsibility.
  • Responsible for determining mechanical skill needs and the hiring/firing and training of mechanical engineers
  • Assist in managing mechanical and development tool selection, implementation, training of engineers across development programs
  • Manage the quality of the mechanical deliverables across projects
  • Step out of the traditional prescriptive role of Mechanical Engineering Management when needed to resolve issues for R&D department.
  • Lead and participate in technical design reviews for new or revised products and other projects as assigned.
  • Support management activity in preparation of schedule, budget and project reporting.

Skills Requirements:

  • Evidence of progressive advancements in R&D
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks including Design, Drawing, PDM and Simulation.
  • Working knowledge of drawing creation per ASME Y 14.5 2009.
  • Ability to design, document and analyze parts encountered in packaging of embedded systems (such as molded plastic housings, sheet metal, gaskets, PCBs, LCDs, cables and labels).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a development capacity as a matrixed, cross disciplinary partner
  • Ability to lead, facilitate, and participate in, Mechanical Design Reviews
  • Strong process focus and experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong cross functional/cross disciplinary partnership behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage projects potentially impacted by change
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight, i.e. “self-motivated.”
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of job related skills.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS preferred)
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years of mechanical engineering and product design experience
  • Experience in the medical device industry is required
  • Prior experience managing/leading Mechanical Engineering teams strongly preferred

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990