Website Bison Gear & Engineering

Job Function:

Plan, coordinate and direct all activities associated with the Electrical Engineering Department.  This includes motor design and testing as well as oversight of the Electrical Lab.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Develop and manage a team with the necessary knowledge and skillset to bring new electric motor designs from inception to production
Direct and supervise the activities of the Electrical Engineering Department. Serve as the primary approval authority for Electrical Engineering documentation as well as internal and external Electrical Engineering issues.
Oversee and steer motor design, performance and manufacturability improvement projects for new and existing electric motor designs or concepts
Develop techniques to continuously improve quality, lead time, and productivity
Direct Life Tests on Bison products as requested or where necessary and reports test results
Manage project/ program schedules and regularly reports progress
Responsible for the E-Lab, lab technician(s), and the scheduling of work through the lab; ensure that the equipment is appropriate, available, and calibrated as required
Generate and operate within annually prepared budgets for assigned accounts, projects and programs
Responsible for the generation and maintenance of all files, operating procedures, calculation techniques, computer programs and indexes related to the effective performance of the job
Stays abreast of “state-of-the-art” technological advancements, new processing techniques, and new materials; and regularly reports findings
Direct competitive analysis testing of products from other manufacturers and generate appropriate competitive analysis reports
Recommends product improvements, cost reductions and production methods to enhance Bison products, their life expectancy and quality
Contribute to Product Roadmap discussions, planning and execution
Provide engineering assistance and training to other members of the engineering staff
Performs other duties and functions as may be directed by supervisor
RGA Analysis – Examines or directs the technical examination of units returned to Bison requiring Electrical Engineering reports. Prepares or directs the preparation of RGA reports.
Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and reliability.
Assists with analysis of manufacturing problems and recommends solutions to keep processes under control.
Regular and reliable level of attendance.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  Responsible for managing all aspects of electric motor design and development.  Must carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s organization chart, its policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Qualifications:  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 Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college, university or academy, or sufficient applicable experience
AC, DC, BLDC and/ or PMAC motor design/ development experience
Five (5) years related management experience
MBA not required, but a plus
Required Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, groups of managers, clients, customers, and general public when necessary.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
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.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration: None


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and 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.

The associate will normally be located in the office, the labs, or on the shop floor; the noise level in the work environment is normal office or shop noise level.

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