Mechanical Design Project Leader

POSITION TITLE: Mechanical Design Project Leader
DEPARTMENT: Mechanical Design
REPORTS TO: Mechanical Engineering Manager

MAJOR DUTIES: Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Design Project Leader will provide leadership and coordination of mechanical engineering functions and costing. The incumbent will assist in development and implementation of mechanical engineering policies and procedures, liaise directly with other department personnel to ensure project goals are met on budget, while delivering the Eclipse Vision and the Eclipse Entrepreneurial Culture.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical: 
• Recognize problems, initiate action, assist in problem solving and evaluate results on major issue prior to releasing drawings to manufacturing
• Review and approve all project designs and that the designs meet the Eclipse high standards of quality, reliability and safety
• Develop and coordinate project designs within the mechanical engineering team
• Ensure concepts meet Eclipse Automation quality, safety and reliability standards

Leadership: 
• Supervise, direct, teach, assist and advise department staff on practical designing practices and standards
• Direct, organize and coordinate assigned staff to prioritize project delivery
• Direct and oversee the mechanical department functions to ensure project contract deliverables are met
• Work to specific project budgets and timelines provided by project management
• Promote positive relations with partners, customers, vendors, and distributors
• Recommend and consistently administer policies and procedures to enhance department operations and support continuous improvement
• Enforce and promote Eclipse policies throughout the entire company including Human Resources, personal development, Safety and Environmental
• Recommend Eclipse Data Base improvements on an ongoing basis to increase efficiency throughout the company
• Liaise between all departments to ensure on time delivery of purchased items and on time delivery of Eclipse machinery and equipment
• Work with Human Resources and abide to Employment Standards Act and the Eclipse Employee Handbook
• Promote environmentally and ergonomically safe conceptual product and/or processes to ensure safety of Eclipse personnel and the customer’s employees
• Initiate and supervise the planning and development of project mechanical designs and order any required department materials
• Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Eclipse Automation Inc. Conduct Code
• Adhere to the Eclipse Project Operating Policy
• Maintain company confidentiality
• Maintain good corporate citizen role in support of the Eclipse corporate Vision
• Adhere to all Health and Safety rules and procedures
• Represent the company at various community and/or business meetings to promote the company
• Complete other duties and projects as assigned

Project Execution: 
• Act as the point-of-Contact for the PM department on all for assigned projects
• Update project completion with respect to weekly confirmation of critical milestones, labour hours and percent complete on project
• Ensure Scheduled milestones are met
• Update Open Issues List as required
• Notify the PM if milestones cannot be met
• Assist in performance reviews
• Attend appropriate meetings
• Assume full responsibility for department scope of assigned projects
• Delegation of duties of the project to team members
• Ensure that Company ISO Standards are followed
• Enter and/or update department employee time reports and job tasks allocations
• Ensure project tasks are entered correctly and promptly for accurate man hour records for project management department
• Respond to CAR’s issued to the department

TRAVEL:
• Expectation of travel up to 15% of time could be anticipated, however may be exceeded in exceptional circumstances to meet project needs

QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION:
• Has successfully completed either a University Degree or College Diploma in Mechanical Engineering / Robotics Automation Technology or Tool and Die Maker Diploma
• Must have intermediate level experience with AutoCAD and Solid Works and be familiar with MS Office
• Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical controls and integration of equipment would be an asset

EXPERIENCE:
• 7+ years’ experience in the custom automation industry
• Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
• Facilitate and actively participate in group/project meetings

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