Teledyne Technologies

  • Director of Engineering

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne Isco
    1st Shift - Day
    Citizenship/Visa Requirement
    US Citizen/Perm Resident/ Other US Person
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  • Company Overview

    Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.    

    If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

    Position Summary and Responsibilities



    The Director of Engineering is a key member of the Isco leadership team and directs and coordinates activities of the Engineering department, is the organization’s Champion of the organization’s Product/Service Development Process, participates in the formulation and administration of organizational policies and establishes annual and long range operational plans, budgets, and programs.


    Responsible for the development and maintenance of World Class engineering strengths to support the business strategies within the frame work of a LEAN/Continuous Improvement environment. Responsible for development and training of engineers to assure that state of the art skills and core competencies are maintained in areas critical to the maintenance of sustainable competitive advantages in all product areas. Monitors newly emerging technologies which will have impact on future products and acquires these technologies in a timely fashion.

    Provides strategic and technical leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of functional engineering best practices and in the planning and execution of product and technology development.   Works in partnership with Operations, Sales/Marketing and Service departments in support of quality products/services that exceed our customer expectations.  Works with Operations as it relates to ensuring product/service design is aligned with Operations and vendors capabilities to produce product in a LEAN/Continuous Improvement environment.  Researches new technologies that align the development function with the goals of the organization, and maintains competitive position and profitability by formulating research and development programs. Responsible for supplying and maintaining adequate resources for all engineering functions in the pursuit of the company’s strategic goals and operational plans. Provides engineering expertise to other departments where needed.

    Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and deliver effective communications/presentations to customers and the internal organization, negotiate successfully, and positively influence the Engineering staff and all those involved in the organization’s Product/Service Development Process.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    The Director of Engineering performs the following duties personally or through delegation.   All these duties and responsibilities are performed in a personal and management style consistent with the operating principles of Isco.

    • As the senior management team champion for the company wide product/service development process ensure that the process is aligned to support the below listed objectives, act as the advocate throughout the organization for embracing and adhering to the process and leads the engineering department in driving and supporting the process.
      • Process is consistent with Isco’s  objectives and plans, with the desired results being satisfied customers (resulting from bug-free products which delight users for the many years the customers owns the products), responsiveness to rapidly changing customers’ needs and competitive pressures,  high product quality, innovative products which satisfy customers’ needs, product designed for manufacturability in a LEAN environment and product costs consistent with margin objectives and competitive market pricing.
    • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.
    • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department.
    • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.
    • Ensure adherence to design engineering standards across the engineering disciplines and product lines.
    • Be a student of current industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.
    • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.
    • Facilitates continuous improvement in Engineering departments design practices and processes.
    • Assure that product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind.
    • Hire and direct staff to meet scheduled commitments.
    • Maintains product quality and conformity with product specifications by establishing an effective product design quality program that is aligned with manufacturing’s ability to produce high quality products that meet customer expectations on long-term quality products (i.e., exceed customers expectation on the cost of ownership for the live of the product)
    • Maintains a safe work environment by establishing and enforcing appropriate safety standards with the assistance of Isco’s Environmental Health and Safety Officer.
    • Maintains Isco’s position as a responsible corporate citizen by ensuring that all operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal, and international regulations and laws governing business operations.
    • Assists in the achievement of Isco’s overall goals by performing other related duties that may be assigned.


    Job Specifications:


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  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 function.


    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s degree (EE preferred) with an MBA desired and at least 10 years of engineering experience with product design and development and 4-7 years of experience in a management role.  Experience in the development of complex instrumentation type products with high software, mechanical, and electronic content desired. Work experience in Operations, such as sustaining product development is desirable.   Engineering management or technical expertise managing development-to-production transition programs is required.  Experience in LEAN/Continuous Improvement methods and techniques are required.  Must have experience in the management of multiple projects in a multi-disciplinary team environment.  Knowledge of regulatory requirements, such as CE Mark, FCC regulations, design for hazardous locations is desirable.  Familiarity with the water pollution monitoring and control market and/or the laboratory-scale separation science market desirable.


    MANAGEMENT ABILITIES:  Must possess a demonstrated ability to motivate and manage staff and associates to achieve high levels of performance.  Must be able to plan for and manage change.  Must be able to function as an effective member of a senior management team.  Must exhibit evidence of ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, and subordinates, and a demonstrated ability as an effective leader and manager, including experience in training, developing, coaching, and counseling.


    INTERPERSONAL and COMMUNICATION SKILLS:  Demonstrated ability to articulate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing; to listen accurately; and to establish personal rapport with people from a variety of backgrounds and at a range of organizational levels.


    LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries and communications from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to upper management, other employee groups, and public groups.


    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, permutations, probability, and statistical inference.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. 


    REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Use of tools such as tolerance stacking, FMEA & DVP&R that focus on robustness of design.  Knowledge of current U.S. water environmental regulations, wastewater treatment methods, biochemistry, and/or analytical chemistry desirable.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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 essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.


    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  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 confined spaces, in precarious places, in outside weather conditions, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat or cold, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be bondable.


    Equipment Operated:


    Personal computer using Microsoft Office and other software.



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