Weir has been in business since 1871 and that sustainability is built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.
Helping our people to fulfil their potential is central to We are Weir, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll help achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our industries.
We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering and service locations worldwide.
Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for leading and managing engineering activities in support of the current business plan for the US Minerals – Salt Lake City location.
Directs, oversees, and utilizes functional authority for operation, planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of all product or process-related activities of engineering projects within an area of assigned responsibility. Directs the Engineering department in formulating designs, cost estimates, and specifications through application of professionally accepted engineering techniques, practices, and procedures.
Contribute to the development of business plans and strategies consistent with Weir Minerals - US Minerals short and long range objectives.
Direct immediate subordinates in the management of their assigned areas to ensure that their responsibilities attain objectives, and satisfactory operations and performance are met in a manner consistent with Weir Minerals - US Minerals established policies and programs.
Analyze and appraise, regularly and systematically, the effectiveness of the department to ensure that established objectives are met, that Weir Minerals - US Minerals policies are being observed, and that prompt corrective action is taken when necessary.
Set up and maintain product development budget, five-year plans, capital programs, performance goals, and other plans/programs as required.
Coordinate and collaborate with other departments of the Company in establishing and carrying out responsibilities.
Provide DCO (Design Center of Origin) technical support domestically and internationally for specific products produced by Weir Minerals – US Minerals operations, most commonly those designed and/or manufactured in the US Minerals – Salt Lake City location.
Act as primary liaison for matters involving patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Complete monthly report to PTC (Pump Technology Center) with the agreed format and content, promptly and completely.
Develop and implement cost effective product development programs which will add value to existing and new products and processes in order to secure the future growth and profitability of Weir Minerals - US Minerals Liaison with PTC (Pump Technology Center) on all product development related matters.
Arrange for the authorization of and the release for production of new products.
Comply with the format and procedures, as established by PTC (Pump Technology Center).
Research new engineering practices (in academia and commercial environments) and analyze, recommend, and implement.
Provide constructive feedback to assigned personnel regarding performance, quality requirement, and safe work practices.
Develop and maintain an effective organization through the selection, training, compensation, and motivation of all product department personnel.
Manage, monitor, track, and control product development field trips.
Build and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external decision makers (key customers and representatives, learning institutions, key sub-suppliers, professional organizations, community groups) to ensure their ongoing support for Weir Minerals – US Minerals business objectives.
Implement procedures and systems that will ensure protection, in Weir Minerals – US Minerals sales territory, for Weir Minerals intellectual property and deter replications.
Ensure the implementation of the recommendations outlined by an auditable safety management system.
Create and encourage innovative environments.
Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology.
Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
Keep the General Manager and the Weir Minerals – US Minerals Executive Vice President of Engineering aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution.
Comply with all Engineering Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir's Duty of Care.
Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Directly supervises others within assigned functional area. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in an engineering discipline with a minimum of 8 years related work experience.
Heads the formulation and implementation of overall objectives, policies, plans, and programs. Ensures that engineering work conforms to high technical and organizational standards and meets or exceeds all requirements. Normally reports to General Manager and/or EVP Engineering.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with formulas, scientific equations, and graphs. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Requires a valid driver’s license. Professional engineering license preferred.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of molding techniques, forming processes and elastomer manufacturing. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Knowledge should include working understanding of product and tooling development including finite element analysis, mold flow analysis, rubber extrusion and autoclave cure.
Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships and professionalism with customers (internal/external) and international counterparts. Good mechanical aptitude. Strong analytical skills. Good organization, oral and written communication, motivation, human relations, records keeping, problem-solving, multi-tasking and follow-through skills. Effective presentation skills. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships. Must be able to influence across multiple functions in the organizations, and capable of mentoring and coaching others. Good work ethic - proactive. Confidence in own abilities and capable of acting decisively. Ability to prioritize and distribute workload. Must have basic understanding of project management principles. Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the Company. Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability. Willingness and ability to travel as necessary. Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail. Must have a passion for the business and the “will” to succeed.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS
Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes), calculator, telephone, fax photocopier, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, in outdoor weather conditions, and in darkness or poor lighting. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid non-weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and/or vibration.
The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate. The noise level in the shop is loud.
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.