Engineering Program Manager

Engineering Program Manager

Description

Fralock is a well-established manufacturing company, based in the Santa Clarita Valley, that has a 50-year history of excellence. Due to recent expansion, we are adding an Engineering Program Manager to our team in Valencia, CA.

 We are looking for people who exemplify strong work ethics, values, dedication, and character with the ability to make independent, intelligent decisions. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, which is focused on exploring and developing the next generation technology while offering opportunities for advancement, apply today.

We offer Paid Vacation/Sick/Holiday, 401K (after 6 months of employment), annual bonus program (conditions apply), Medical/Vision/Dental coverage growth opportunities, training assistance programs and many more!

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Culture Vision:  Our results-driven team strives to deliver extraordinary outcomes through our passionate commitment to each other, collaboration, courage and innovation

 

Main Functions
Responsible for the leading core teams focused on engineering projects – both product development and C&F – while ensuring consistency with engineering strategy, commitments and goals. Works with internal functions including sales, production, purchasing and scheduling to ensure execution of projects to meet performance goals while meeting timelines and budget goals. Work under the guidance of the Head of Engineering to assign tasks, drive accountability and direct the means for completing the commitments and assignments. Has the responsibility to communicate status of projects to Head of Engineering and when necessary to the Exec Team.

This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR (which generally means (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, as specified under applicable law.

 

Typical Duties

  • Principal contact on assigned projects/programs
  • Works with engineers to develop NDA’s to protect confidential information when necessary
  • Leads the planning and implementation of engineering programs and related projects
  • Facilitates the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Defines project tasks and resource requirements
  • Coordinates with other Fralock functions in support of projects/programs and to transfer projects out of engineering
  • Develops and manages full-scale project plans and/or timelines
  • Assembles and coordinates project staff
  • Tracks project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Provides direction and support to the project team
  • Presents reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions
  • Implements and manages project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Prepares project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Monitors and reports on the progress of projects/programs to all stakeholders, including reports defining progress, problems, and solutions
  • Performs project lessons learned, assessment of results and implements process improvements

Required Skills

  • Effective Project/Program management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with hardware engineering teams
  • Excellent communication, coordination, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to understand manufacturing requirements, processes and flows
  • Advanced skill level with computer applications such as MS Office Software, including MS Project, Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Anticipate issues and take timely action on programs to minimize undesired impacts
  • Working experience with one or more ERP systems
  • Demonstrated use of Structured Problem-Solving skills (5 Whys, Fishbone, Ishikawa)

Preferred Skills

  • Technical / Engineering aptitude
  • Knowledge of Scrum or Agile or Visual Project Management
  • Experience with one or more ERP systems
  • National credential in Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Professional (PMP)

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering or related field

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years program management experience in Semiconductor, Aerospace, Defense and Space, Energy and/or Medical markets