Senior Engineering Manager
Fond du lac, WI 
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Wabash National is more than a place to work. It is a place to contribute your talents, taking pride in being part of a team that moves diverse industries forward through innovative solutions. Each associate is a valued team member, empowered to carry forward the legacy of innovation that jumpstarted the company over 25 years ago.

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If you are passionate about making a difference and being part of a team that is shaping the future, take a closer look at Wabash National. We look for strong, stand-out recruits with the desire to elevate our organization and make it the best it can be - for our associates, our customers and our community.

Position Description:

The Tank Trailer Engineering Manager Position will exercise primary decision making authority in custom designs to meet specific customer applications. High level authority will apply to decide what parts are needed for manufacturing assembly to meet sales order requirements. Individual can apply high-level authority on all shop floor or purchasing related decisions when deviations are being made from the established design criteria or bill of materials. Holds final decision-making authority on how orders are assigned and processed within the department as well as all staffing decisions within the department, across all four manufacturing sites. This position must manage variable and complex incoming customer sales specifications from both direct and indirect channel to create customized, specific electronic drawing packages for release to manufacturing for sites within the United States and Mexico.

Approximately 7 direct reports and 20 of their subordinates ranging report to this position, from all four Tank Trailer manufacturing sites in the United States and Mexico.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assures base model drawing and BOM information meets sales specifications and customer intent
  • Reviews all key custom trailer designs to assure documentation meets production requirements
  • Leads cross functional efforts that ensure all sales change orders are completed within required lead time to allow supply chain and production to react to demand
  • Responsible for supporting all internal departments on engineering issues
  • Provides Engineering representative for all customer product "pilot" builds
  • Shop floor support / follow-up for engineering related issues, DFM improvements and BOM reviews
  • Applies established Engineering Standards into all applications
  • Assures complete compliance to all applicable FMVSS, DOT, and ASME regulations
  • Sets, maintains, meets, and communicates all department metrics and goals
  • Ensures proper order flow and work with purchasing, production and sales to ensure schedule requirements are met
  • Works with other internal engineering groups to ensure seamless transfer of information, shifting resources as needed to support overall business initiatives
  • Creates and facilitates individual employee and departmental development plans
  • Creates and improves internal systems to increase efficiency/ accuracy and throughput
  • Responsible for all staffing decisions within the department
  • Responsible for providing quality and process audits as required by Manufacturing
  • Responsible for supporting / facilitating cross-functional problem solving teams across the organization
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

College Degree Major Desired: BS in Engineering; MBA or MS in Engineering Management preferred

Knowledge, Training, Skills and/or Experience:

  • High degree of understanding in manufacturing processes and engineering design and testing criteria

  • Familiarity with ASME Drafting Standards and Protocol and GD&T

  • Comfortable using Minitab or similar reporting/tracking software

  • Proficient with Auto Cad and Solid Works modeling and drawing software

  • Familiarity with PDM software and efficient document storage in a custom design environment

  • 15 years product design and production experience preferred

  • Multisite - multinational management experience preferred

  • DOT HAZMAT and ASME Section II and Sections VIII preferred

  • Six Sigma (LEAN, VAVE, Kaizen etc.) experience or training preferred

Certifications, Licenses

  • Professional Engineering Certification preferred, but not required

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Wabash National is a tobacco free environment.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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