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Sustaining Engineering Team Lead

Company : Safran Electrical & Power Job field : Means and equipment maintenance Location : Sarasota , Florida , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 3 years Salary range : NA

Job Description

The Sustaining Engineering Team Lead will develop and lead up to 10 engineers in the crucial task of maintaining and enhancing our existing product portfolio of electrical power distribution components and systems. The team will be the driving force behind the continued success and customer satisfaction of our products throughout their lifecycle. In this pivotal role, the Sustaining Engineering Team Lead will be responsible for orchestrating the team's efforts to ensure product sustainability, reliability, performance, and quality, all while fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation in alignment with the Safran Guiding Principles.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Team Management and reports:
o Lead, mentor and develop a multi-site team of sustaining engineers, providing guidance, coaching, and technical support.
o Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of sustaining engineering activities and overall product health.
o Provide regular reports to senior management on the status of ongoing product maintenance and improvement efforts.
• Product Maintenance:
o Collaborate with cross-functional teams including design, quality assurance, supply chain, programs and customer support, to prioritize and address product sustainability (material obsolescence, shortages, etc.).
o Drive the development and implementation of engineering solutions to enhance product reliability, stability, and performance.
o Provide timely support to the electronics labs as assigned by management and participate in the communication with the authorities (DLA, NAVAIR, FAA).
• Product Enhancement:
o Collaborate with product management and R&D teams to identify opportunities for product improvements and optimizations.
o Manage the introduction of engineering changes and updates to existing products, while minimizing disruption to customers and stakeholders.
• Root Cause Analysis:
o Lead investigations into complex technical issues, conducting and documenting thorough root cause analysis to identify underlying problems and systemic trends.
o Develop strategies to prevent recurring issues by addressing underlying causes and implementing long-term corrective actions.
• Vendor and Supplier Collaboration:
o Collaborate with external suppliers and vendors to address component obsolescence, supply chain issues, and other challenges affecting product availability.
o Evaluate and onboard new suppliers as needed to ensure a robust and reliable supply chain.
• Documentation and Processes:
o Ensure accurate and up-to-date technical documentation is maintained for all products, including design specifications, troubleshooting guides, and maintenance procedures.
o Promote the use of standardized engineering practices and documentation methodologies and ensure processes and industry best practices are adhered to.

Complementary Description

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Lead the team of 5 to 10 sustaining engineers across 1 to 2 sites
• Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.
• Set clear goals and performance expectations for the team, and track progress toward achieving them.

Physical Demands:
Sitting 70% / Standing 20% / Walking & lifting 10%

Work Environment:
Split between office work and working on the shop floor and in the Testing Laboratory with production and testing technicians. Must be available for business travel as needed.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience
o Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related technical field from an accredited institution.
o Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role in a relevant technical field.
o Strong technical background in understanding product design, production processing and troubleshooting.
o Experience with root cause analysis methodologies and product/process improvement initiatives accompanied with the ability to implement data-driven decisions.
o Familiarity with industry regulations, quality standards, and best practices.
o Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with schedule constraints.
o Skilled in maintaining cross-organizational collaboration to ensure successful task completion.
o Experience in employing root cause analysis methodologies and driving process improvement initiatives to enhance product quality and efficiency.
o Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, enabling successful interaction with cross-functional teams and customers.
o Proficiency in resource allocation, project management, and scheduling to ensure efficient utilization of available resources.
o Ability to deliver engaging and informative presentations that convey complex technical concepts with clarity.
o Competency in developing, tracking, and budgeting project plans, ensuring the successful execution of initiatives.
o Strong knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Excel

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job posting does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

This position requires access to technologies and hardware subject to US national security based export control requirements. All applicants must be US Persons (8 USC 1324b(a)(3)), or otherwise authorized by the U.S. Government. No company sponsorship will be offered.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Safran Electrical and Power is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. To verify the information in the job listing or if you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 941-210-8648. We will decide on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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