Job Title: Engineering Director
Date Posted: 10-26-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston North
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 10+ to 15 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Signal Technology Corp / Crane
Contact Information: John   Towey (john.towey@craneae.com)
Job Description:
REPORTS TO:  Vice President and local Site Manager.  

 

SUMMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Individual supports development and executes direction on product
and business strategy, operational execution of engineering design and development of
IF/RF/Microwave and Millimeter Wave products including software development, and analog and
digital control at frequencies ranging to 40 GHz.  

Candidate must be a self-starter and manage all details associated with carrying out the
execution of product introduction and development process, transition to production, and new
business development working within local site assignment, across microwave solution sites and
with sales & marketing.

 

All qualified candidates will be carefully considered. We are willing to provide an
appropriate compensation package to match your experience for this key senior position.

 

PURPOSE:  Improve Companies Engineering Management, Execution and Technology Base

Achieve excellence in engineering management and execution by:
1.       Meeting design to cost, delivery and performance to customer specifications and
expectations to contractual requirements for design of microwave products, 

2.       Meeting transfer to production expectations and plans, 

3.       Developing and successfully implementing technology roadmap.

4.       Developing and successfully executing internal research, development and investment
projects.  

5.       Achieving product and program business growth by executing bids and proposals and
developing market opportunities working with sales, marketing and internal functions.

6.       Advancing the companies technology and innovation for integrated sub-systems.

7.       Leading and achieving significant improvements in operational excellence and lean
implementation in engineering.

 

EDUCATION:    BSEE-MSEE / MBA strongly desired

 

WORK EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS:

1.       Minimum 12 years engineering experience in defense product development environment.

2.       Leadership background in the area of state-of-the-art IF/RF/Microwave and Millimeter
Wave product design

3.       Previous experience as senior member of a Staff/Business Management team

4.       Subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
and be capable of receiving a security clearance for access to classified information.

 




MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Engineering Management & Execution

         Integral staff member of the site and solution management team in developing both
short and long term business strategies and execution of strategies.

         Execute implementation of NPI (New Product Introduction) Process by conducting
design reviews and coordinating the development and manufacture of prototype product.

         Selecting, training, mentoring, and motivating the technical resources required to
secure new business opportunities, develop IR&D projects, drive technical advancements that
will meet customer requirements and business objectives.

         Drives technical innovation by bringing new technology into the company directly or
hiring the appropriate technology competencies

         Responsible for development, planning, implementation, and meeting key performance
objectives of all engineering projects including the development of technical proposals,
budgets and design approaches in support of new business quoting activities, sales force,
customer visits, product presentations, representative training, and developing winning
strategies.

         Acts as the chief technical liaison between other division business centers and
other corporate wide operations

         Communicate, both written and verbal, complex technical issues to a variety of
audiences.

         Identifying and promoting alternative manufacturing practices to improve product
manufacturability, performance, cost and quality.

         Ensure the integration of software, hardware, reliability, maintainability, safety,
survivability, human factors and other requirements in the total engineering effort

 

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR KNOWLEDGE OF:

         Design, evaluation &  testing, specification development, and troubleshooting of:

o        Products:

         RF/Microwave Receivers/Transceivers, and digital receiver technology

         A/Ds and D/As, DSP controller, memory, etc.; 

         Detector Log and Successive Detection Log amplifier (DLVA and SDLVA) design and
implementation; 

         Switch matrix systems including  microprocessor control and software;

         Low noise crystal oscillators including VCXO, OCXO, TCXO, and direct digital
implementations;

         Low noise amplifiers, oscillators, power amplifiers, mixers, switches, attenuators,
phase locked loops, and filters

o        CAE/CAD

         CAE simulation/analysis and schematic generation using tools such as Eagleware
Genesys, Touchstone, Spice, Super Compact, Libra, etc. 

         CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, and PADS familiarity

o        Packaging and integration technologies such as HMIC/MMIC, CSP, HTCC, MCMs,
SMT/through-hole, PWB/PCB design, electromechanical packaging and shielding with RFI/EMI
considerations

o        Technical writing and testing procedures 

 

 

All interested candidates who wish to be considered please email your resume to
john.towey@craneae.com MS Word attachments only.  Include salary requirements and availability
(i.e. 2 weeks notice.)  All qualified candidates will be carefully considered.  We are willing
to provide an appropriate compensation package to match your experience for this key senior
position. Be sure to include Engineering Director B6002 in the subject line to insure proper
routing of your application. Please no calls.

 

Thank you for your interest in Signal Technology Corporation (STC)  Electronics Group, a
division of Crane Corporation.  This position is conveniently located at Beverly,
Massachusetts just off Route 128 exit 20.  We have 100 employees at this site. Crane is a
publicly traded company who offers competitive benefits and celebrated their 150th anniversary
last year!  To learn more about us please visit http://www.craneco.com/

 

Signal Technology Corporation /Crane Co.  is an Equal opportunity Employer/Affirmative
Action/Drug-free workplace employer.

 

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NEWS FLASH.. We have just changed our name to produce better brand and name recognition across
the Crane family of businesses. Our new name is Crane Electronics Microwave Systems Beverly.
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