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Product Engineering Manager – Sustaining
Lebanon, TN

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$100,000 - $130,000 / yr

Position: Product Engineering Manager – Sustaining


Location: Lebanon, Tennessee


Our client, a global leader in water technology, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Reliability Engineering Manager to join their innovative team at the Product Development Center in Lebanon, TN. With a rich history dating back to 1874, our client is a $3.5 billion company that spans manufacturing operations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, with a global presence in over 60 countries. Committed to continuous improvement, they are looking for individuals who thrive on analyzing problems and taking decisive action.

What Makes This Opportunity Exceptional?


  • Cutting-Edge Expansion: Join a state-of-the-art expansion at our client’s Product Development Center in Lebanon, TN.

  • Visionary Company: Be part of a company with a vision that unites people to consistently deliver innovative, high-quality solutions, driving increased customer demand.

  • Top-of-the-Line Products: Represent a company known for producing products that enhance the quality of life and are considered top-notch.


Primary Function

Provides reliability direction to team for a specific project or product.   Manages all aspects of the reliability program from start to finish, so that the project is completed on time and within budget.
Uses and applies advanced engineering principles within a particular field of specialization.  
Provides oversight of all reliability related activities.
On board new products and support existing products. Water heaters, tankless water heaters, water filtration systems, etc. 
Coordinates creation of reliability test plans for residential engineering projects.
Provides or supervises FMEA activity for residential engineering projects.
Provides analysis of warranty data to engineering project teams.
Works with multiple departments to coordinate engineering support relative to field issues.
Develops and executes objectives for self and others.
Manages the project, provides guidance and mentoring as needed.
Conduct performance reviews with direct reports, provide timely feedback and coaching, and promote growth among team.
Directs use of CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA and interprets results. 
Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.
Effectively communicates technical material to internal business units.
Solid understanding of client processes and customers, participates in functional best practices, and has recognized expertise by operations.
Identifies projects of value to the company and establishes the technical requirements of each project.
Establish objectives for timing, resources and funding requirement for projects.
Manage budget and timeline to ensure project goals are met.
Conduct regular status meetings and keep team informed of changes or progress in project direction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Role Specific Responsibilities
BS, MS, or PhD + 7 in engineering or related sciences  
Minimum of 10+ years of related work experience as product engineering manager 
4+ years Supervisory/Leadership experience
Ability to travel as required
Additional Qualifications:
Excellent analytical skills for reviewing costs and preparing budget reports.
Good general problem solving skills.
Some reputation of expertise & accomplishment. Maintain significant scientific and technical expertise.
They Offer
Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance. This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

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