INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells, and industrial vacuum coating applications. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world. This position will be located at INFICON's U.S. headquarters in East Syracuse, NY. For more detailed information about INFICON, please visit our website at www.inficon.com.
Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Electrical Engineering Department, ensuring that project objectives are accomplished within the prescribed schedule, funding, technical, regulatory and quality parameters
Lead and manage a team of 10 electrical engineers, designers and drafters for the design and realization of control, data acquisition and electrical systems.
Departmental workload planning and resource allocation to support electrical engineering related activities, including product design, R&D, manufacturing and installation support, and customer support
Deliver quality engineering service on schedule and within budget
Practice and encourage a First-Time-Right approach for preparation of design deliverables, per approved budget/schedule.
Design authority for electrical equipment and systems
Develop, direct, and maintain departmental design policies, practices, and standards
Identify and implement new technologies maintaining the companyâ€™s leading edge products,
R&D activities including concept, design development and management with regular reporting and the development of the analytical work scope, estimated costs and schedules
Review and approve electrical designs and design changes, ensuring that designs are produced in accordance with contractual requirements, design standards, regulatory requirements and company quality policy and procedures
Maintain documentation and revision control for electrical designs
Department staffing, mentoring, training and evaluation
Participate in customer design reviews
Provide technical support to the marketing and sales team, including: evaluation of customer requirements, proposal and cost development, technical review and customer presentations
Provide manufacturing support; including evaluation of deviation requests and non-conforming product reports
Ensure compliance with US export regulations, US law, and the laws and regulation of the local country
Domestic and international travel as required
Candidate skills & requirements
Highly organized, self-starting, sense of urgency, team oriented
5+ years Management experience in a related industry
Highly knowledgeable of Electrical Engineering processes, instrumentation, control, data and power systems
Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating a positive attitude and interaction with the internal team and customers
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively work with management, staff, other departments and customers
Excellent leadership and problem solving skills with initiative, follow-through and attention to completeness, accuracy and detail
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Ability to lead and manage people and multi-discipline projects within the constraints of budget and schedule
Ability to research and understand new technologies.
Ability to coach and mentor department staff
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project