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Mechanical Design Manager

techsupport 10 Oct 2022

Website Integress Inc

Location : Jurupa Valley, CA

General Description

  • Mechanical Design Manager will lead the Commercial Design Team, distribute resources and balance multiple and conflicting priorities to meet deadlines, as well as participate in hands-on Engineering and Project Management activities
  • Requires a detail oriented, self-starter possessing strong time management skills with the ability to optimize build-to-print or design-engineer process plans to deliver the required designs, drawings, and reports
  • The Commercial Design department utilizes primarily 2D design software. while ensuring that all drawings and designs are completed on time and adhere to all Company processes and procedures as well as all applicable codes and regulations (ASME, NFPA, State/National Codes)
  • Must also possess the ability to challenge solutions and innovate to reduce the time needed to meet design deadlines
  • Must have extensive knowledge of department processes, and experience in process optimization. As specialists in cryogenic, vacuum and pressure technologies, the engineering team collaborates with the sales team, project managers, and internal fabrication specialists to offer creative solutions to provide our customers with high quality, safe, and dependable products
  • Needs to possess a confident demeanor, must be able to communicate with all levels of personnel, and be a good communicator with the ability to communicate detailed data to a non-data literate audience

Essential Duties

  • Lead a team of engineers and designers to meet or exceed goals and KPIs
  • Manage performance of direct reports through periodic review meetings and yearly performance discussions
  • Provide day-to-day management oversight for personnel matters such as time approval and resource loading
  • Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the Design Team
  • Hire, train, mentor, and hold accountable designers, engineers, and support staff
  • Prioritize and distribute workload, balancing multiple and conflicting priorities to meet budgets and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Participate in technical sales initiatives by developing material estimates and specifications
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement strategies
  • Maintain and develop CAD files and associated documentation in accordance with company standards and policies
  • Exemplify leadership
  • Mentor and develop the Commercial design team
  • Serve as a liaison between team members and upper Management
  • Demonstrate competency in technical decision-making, Safety in design, and Efficiency in design
  • Escalate any potential issues to Management before they become problems and propose potential resolutions
  • Ensure Design Teams adopt and make effective use of standard products
  • Ensure required quality checking/approval procedures are carried out for designs, drawings, and calculations
  • Be accountable for the quality of all engineering deliverables and technical delivery
  • Develop simple, effective design delivery processes to help improve the production of design deliverables to time/cost/quality
  • Support Management in decision making through workload visibility and planning
  • Promote communication and lead by example
  • Write department standards
  • Administrate Design Department software
  • Evaluate all engineering related software/hardware to ensure employees have the correct tools available and installed to complete their jobs effectively and efficiently
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars as directed
  • Embrace the importance of Health & Safety in all circumstances and lead by example
  • Provide mentoring and help develop / train staff in other departments
  • Recruit new employees
  • Other technical skills and additional duties as assigned


  • Adherence to all set deadlines with overall responsibility for the engineering outputs
  • Ensures Commercial Design Team delivers required services (drawings, specifications, estimation inputs) on time and to cost/quality standards
  • Apply and adhere to all Company Design Standards as well as customer and code requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skill Requirements, and Certifications

  • Experience in Design Team Management
  • BSME or degree in relevant engineering or physics discipline or:
    • Minimum 3+ years as a mechanical/cryogenic/manufacturing/designer and/or project manager in a relevant manufacturing environment
  • Experience in managing a Design Team, with the ability to steer them in new directions, motivate and inspire them
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and techniques (forming, machining, welding, and inspection/testing) used in the manufacture of fabricated metal parts.
  • Cryogenic, vacuum and/or pressure equipment fabrication experience
  • Experience with ASME Code Section VIII, B31.3 Piping Code, Vacuum Vessels and Process Vessels standard practices a plus
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and understand GD&T
  • High energy person with drive and motivation to tackle any challenge that requires your expertise
  • Competent in use of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Vault software, Triflex, MS Office and Microsoft Teams & Project
  • Ability to delegate authority and achieve results through the motivation and effective performance of others
  • Ability to effectively present information to top Management

Minimum License, Certifications, Affiliations/Memberships, and CEU’s:

  • Valid California driver’s license and an insured vehicle in good working order

Skills Required

  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Solid Works, Auto CAD, and general data entry
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously, prioritize work and handle last-minute demands appropriately
  • Proven success with working in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously without constant supervision
  • Excellent communication, written, and analytical skills. Must be able to communicate well orally and in writing with the shareholders, Executive Management, co-workers, customers, vendors, and contractors individually and in groups
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Critical and analytical thinking

Special Requirement

  • May be required to work weekends and holidays as business necessitates; schedules will be determined by management with at least 48 hours advance notice
  • Additional duties and responsibilities are subject to change upon the needs of the business
  • The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position
  • Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor

Work Environment

  • A professional work environment in an office setting
  • Deadline oriented
  • Constant Interaction with staff in an open office environment
  • Overtime will be required occasionally
  • Occasional visits to the fabrication area only when needed
  • Frequently, in the office the following conditions apply:
    • Employees work in an office with moderate noise levels (such as computers and printers) and controlled temperature conditions
  • Occasionally, in the shop, the following conditions may apply:
    • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
    • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures

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