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Brunswick Director of Engineering, PD&E - Pontoons in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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The Opportunity

Brunswick, Fort Wayne has another great opportunity for the right person with 9-12+ years’ experience to lead the technical design and development of new and improved boat models for the Harris and Cypress Cay pontoon boats – as well as provide technical support for Lowe and PrinceCraft pontoon boats. This role is responsible for leading and directing the Product Development and Engineering (PD&E) Team that designs, develops, and launches these boats into production.

You will be responsible to…

  • lead the PD&E team through the development process – including engaging and working with all other functions of the business

  • develop new products that win in the marketplace and improve financial performance

  • develop boats that meet or exceed customer requirements, cost, performance, quality, reliability, manufacturability, appearance/style, durability, etc.

  • create and implement an appropriate validation plan for all components, systems, and boats, reliability, durability, and voice of customer requirements

  • manage the development of appropriate documentation, e.g. drawings, models, etc.

  • maintain expertise in latest technology trends and best practices within and outside of the Marine industry and bring new technology options to the pontoon businesses

  • execute advanced engineering and innovation projects

  • build a high-performance team of primarily internal resources – external as applicable

  • lead select problem solving, cost reduction / value improvement, quality, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • coordinate efforts between PD&E and all other functions in the business as appropriate

  • develop and maintain a working knowledge of relevant compliance requirements, i.e. USCG, ABYC, NMMA, and CE, and routinely apply it

  • provide technical support to Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service

  • engage with dealers / customers / end-users

Areas where you’ve invested in yourself include…

  • a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, or equivalent

  • 9-12+ years’ experience in design and development / leadership in marine, powersports, off-road or auto industries

  • considerable experience in a manufacturing environment

  • product and process design experience with extrusions, sheet metal, fiberglass, and marine furniture – including application of GD&T

  • being well organized and having excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • a strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools – including Project

  • strong skills in 3D CAD / SolidWorks and PDM – including BOM Structures and systems

  • familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Systems (Teamcenter)

  • experience using / working with others using FEA and CFD tools

  • the ability to prioritize, delegate, and making decisions in a fast-paced environment

  • experience with component and vehicle level testing

  • being a self-starter being capable of working as part of a team and independently

  • being a boater, and a having a basic understanding of hydrodynamics

  • the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize as necessary

  • a love for problem solving, using tools, data, and experience appropriately

  • strong leadership, the ability to motivate, and build great teams

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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#Brunswick Corporation

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) is home to the people behind life’s passions. Our company is made up of some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands in categories such as marine propulsion, boats, and parts and accessories. While we are family to 14,000 employees around the world, three divisions in 27 countries create a local environment, with our global headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL.

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